rogifan wrote: »
So it sounds like Apple has decided the mini is always going to be a generation behind the Air.
I love my Air 2 except for the sound vibration. It's such a weird sensation when you're holding the iPad in your hands and your fingers have this tingly feeling because of the sound vibrations. That's why whenever I can I use my iPad with a Bluetooth speaker. Hopefully if we get a new mini they fixed the vibration issue.
Apple's customers already reduced the pressure on manufacturers by 17M iPads p.a.!
entropys wrote: »
Plenty of people prefer the mini form factor. I am not one of them, but plenty do. Qantas for example has iPad minis in every seat pocket of their newer planes to use with their wifi.
In my opinion, the main reason for an iPad mini, and an iPad pro truth to tell, is to leave no gaps in the market for competitors to exploit. They don't have to take the market by storm. This is the lesson of the no doubt Jobs imposed one screen size for iPhones that gave Samsung a leg up, a repeat mistake from the early days of the Macintosh.
rogifan wrote: »
That would be nice but got to keep up those margins. At least if Apple finance has its way.
imember wrote: »
The things will make me buy an iPad Air 4
1. iPhone 6 design
2. 64 GB storage starting point
3. App Store upload limit: 8 GB
4. Exclusive games: Batman Arkham City,..
Please make some sense. People suppose to have 1 version, not multiple versions of each kind. It's ridiculous to ask for something like this because you can't tell the difference between your iPad mini, mini 2 and mini 3...lol. How about buying different color cover for each and you're set?
Well, that's your opinion. For me, I'm actually looking forward to an "Air3" to finally upgrade my iPad2 and would prefer to buy at the top of the curve so it lasts me as long. Apple wont drop the price of the Air 2 until there is a replacement at the higher price.
My earlier reference to differentiating iPad models was not directed to my personally owned iPads but rather to the confusion on Ebay when someone wants to sell one and Ebay enters the incorrect information in the description area. Or when the seller isn't aware of the model they are selling. I have one full-size iPad and one smaller mini to throw in my purse when I go out. Sorry if I didn't make sense to you, fallenjt. Who says people only have to have one version? Since I purchased them I KNOW the differences, but it seems that others can become confused with all that are offered.
No, please don't. This is a ridiculous request, and just looking at the market for cases makes it clear why: full case, smart cover, soft shell, hard shell, integrated bluetooth keyboard, wood, plastic, rubber, canvas, black, grey, blue, red: "ugly" is relative, as is "beauty", as is "practical".
I *really* don't want to have a case factored into the cost of the device, just so I can put it aside and never, ever use it, because it happens to be one that YOU like and find practical.
And you think a new naming scheme would change this?
Just look at all the iPhone 4S users who think they're using an iPhone 4 (most of them)… this problem of correctly identifying models in eBay auctions is universal, and applies to virtually all electronic/mechanical products.
If true, this would be great news. We passed on the mini 3 because it was a poor value, processor-wise, compared to the Air 2, keeping the exact same processor as the previous mini 2.
IMO, the mini is a product that could easily be eliminated from the lineup. It was a sort of bridge product during the time that the 9.7" iPad was still considered "heavy" and Apple wasn't offering 4.7" and 5.5" screen phones. The introduction of a 12.9" iPad that sold for a premium and a modest price drop on the 9.7" iPad would seem like an opportunity to discontinue the mini.
I bought -- and returned -- the iPad Air 2 last year because of the very same issue. Not only did it vibrate, but the sound quality playing music was poor. Very tinny sounding. I decided to keep my iPad 3 (aka "The New iPad" haha). Hopefully Apple can fix this problem on the iPad Air 3, as I really like listening to music on my iPad -- using its internal speakers.
I find all those speakers abysmal, to horrifying, no matter what the version is. Better just to use a small bluetooth speaker than endure that.
The only time I kind of endure it is if I listen to podcasts, or anything with no music; for music, forget about it.
In general, my sound equipment is pretty top notch which makes me pretty sensitive to sound degradations of any kind.