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Even if older fringe models are technically supported they are often rendered useless after updating to the latest iOS version. It’s almost as if Apple realized iOS 12 would be EOL for some devices and this time decided not to leave us with a brick. I will certainly wait it out before updating some of my borderline devices to see how they are working in the field.
radarthekat said:MisterKit said:It’s interesting that Apple is tweaking the latency specs. I don’t know if wireless can in theory ever match the too small to perceive latency of wired headphones/speakers. This is the primary deficiency of devices lacking physical analog ports. It is not just a convenience. It is critical when working on audio in real time.
chasm said:bocaboy said:I'm very disappointed in the Mini 5's memory options. 64 GB is not enough memory for the base configuration.
Now, as to the amount of storage in the base configuration: you're wrong. While certainly 128GB would be nicer, 64 is far more than sufficient for "normal people" usage. I presently have 32GB of storage on my 2017 iPad ... it has 119 apps, nearly 4,000 photos locally stored, 25 videos (two of them movie-length), Apple Music for my music, and 12GB free space. Which means I could add another couple of HD movies on there without running out of space. On half the space you're complaining about.
People who purchase iPads in the base configuration expect to use iCloud or related cloud services for storing their personal photos and videos, ebooks, and music libraries -- only loading up HD movies or other content locally on the device for using on airplanes or when online access would otherwise be unavailable. Those of us in the West, at least, live in a connected world where at least the minimal internet access needed to sync high scores and peruse social media/news sites is available pretty much ubiquitously. If you're the sort of person who needs to stream YouTube videos for hours on end, you may run into trouble -- but that's nowt to do with the amount of local storage you have.
Some of the more clever of us have set up Stream to Me/Serve to Me or similar software in order to access our home-based media libraries remotely when Wi-Fi/internet access is available. This cuts down on the need to locally store loads of large-sized entertainment that will only occasionally be accessed but uses up capacity unnecessarily, and instead we only store locally a far smaller library of stuff we're likely to need access to when internet isn't available.
In short, storage capacity is less of an issue in this case -- what's really the problem you're describing is a lack of imagination.
georgie01 said:aaploutsider said:randominternetperson said:SpamSandwich said:It’s a powerful iPad, no doubt. Speaking only for myself, the lack of a headphone jack to accept recording studio standard equipment killed the possibility of me buying one for now. I consider this exclusion a shortsighted decision. Surely no “pros” expected Apple to do that.