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Old 22-10-2013, 19:22
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iPad Mini Retina available 'later in November'
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:23
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Why on earth would you choose a iPad 2 over a retina mini...
$100 price difference.

Someone please convince me not to buy an iPad Air (WiFi for home) and iPad Mini (cellular for travel)
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:28
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Educational discount on the iPad Air but not the Mini, strange.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:28
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Why on earth would you choose a iPad 2 over a retina mini...
It's very popular in schools
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:31
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I predict the iPad Mini will be very short supply, from the rather vague 'later in November' availability. Also will be popular Thanksgiving/Christmas gifts.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:32
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It's very popular in schools
The iPad Air is a great buy, the weight reduction to 469g makes it very appealing.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:32
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so is the ipad air really ipad 5
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:34
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so is the ipad air really ipad 5
Yeah just a name change.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:38
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UK prices now up on the Apple UK Store.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:43
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well its the same price as ipad 4 i was gonna get...is it worth getting the 64 rather than the 32 gb one or doesnt it matter
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:46
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I'm surprised about the absence of Touch ID.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:48
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i have a logitech keyboard so would it fit the ipad air
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:48
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No pre-orders this year... You have to wait for the 1st of November before ordering online

No Touch ID... shame.

Also a pity that they still have 16GB as the base model, instead of shifting from 16/32/64/128 to 32/64/128(/256).

I think the iPad 2 and iPad mini should have been killed, and the iPad mini Retina brought in at a lower price.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:49
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What is interesting is the iPad Mini Retina is exactly the same resolution as the iPad Air. 326PPI vs. 264PPI respectively.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:50
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I'm surprised about the absence of Touch ID.
Yeah


I did read something recently though that said the Touch ID parts were in short supply for the 5S, so perhaps that's why Apple didn't add it to the new iPad as well?

OK, a tablet may not need that kind of security as much as a phone, as you may not have it out with you as much, but there's still justification for having it.

i have a logitech keyboard so would it fit the ipad air
If it's a Bluetooth keyboard, it will work with any iPad.

If not, it won't.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:51
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Yeah


I did read something recently though that said the Touch ID parts were in short supply for the 5S, so perhaps that's why Apple didn't add it to the new iPad as well?

OK, a tablet may not need that kind of security as much as a phone, but there's still justification for having it.



If it's a Bluetooth keyboard, it will work with any iPad.

If not, it won't.
yes its bluetooth. thanks..
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:52
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What is interesting is the iPad Mini Retina is exactly the same resolution as the iPad Air. 326PPI vs. 264PPI respectively.
Yup. I guess it was easier than having yet another resolution to cater for.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:53
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I'm going to get the iPad Air 16gb version. Cannot wait

I'm going from an iPad 2 so the difference, I suspect, will be huge.

Also fascinating that the iPad Mini is literally now the same iPad Air but smaller. It has everything the Air has.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:53
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i have a logitech keyboard so would it fit the ipad air
If you mean a keyboard cover then no, it won't fit as the iPad Air is smaller. As said above it will still work if it's a bluetooth keyboard though.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:55
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I think the iPad 2 and iPad mini should have been killed, and the iPad mini Retina brought in at a lower price.
No no no, 249 for an ipad mini opens apple up to more people after a tablet , it gives them entry models. I think it's a good line up now 4 models to pick from.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:56
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Another price increase then.

20 cut on the mini, new mini 50 more than previous mini.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:58
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so really the ipad 4 should come down in price now .. i notice on apples site they are selling a wi fi version and wi fi + cellular that costs more..does cellular mean the phone network
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Old 22-10-2013, 20:02
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I'm going to get the iPad Air 16gb version. Cannot wait

I'm going from an iPad 2 so the difference, I suspect, will be huge.

Also fascinating that the iPad Mini is literally now the same iPad Air but smaller. It has everything the Air has.
Only 16GB?


Going from a 2 to an Air will be a huge jump, not just because of the resolution

If you mean a keyboard cover then no, it won't fit as the iPad Air is smaller. As said above it will still work if it's a bluetooth keyboard though.
Good point! I didn't realise the poster may have meant "fit" as in literally physically fit.

No no no, 249 for an ipad mini opens apple up to more people after a tablet , it gives them entry models. I think it's a good line up now 4 models to pick from.
I see your point, but I think it would have been better if the new one had a lower price instead and the old one didn't exist.

Another price increase then.

20 cut on the mini, new mini 50 more than previous mini.
Not all have been increased. The iPad Air is at the same price points as the previous full-size iPads.

so really the ipad 4 should come down in price now
The iPad 4 will cease to exist, just like the iPad 3 did when the iPad 4 came out.
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Old 22-10-2013, 20:03
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64GB with 3G/4G for me I think. Been after an iPad since the summer. Glad I waited
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Old 22-10-2013, 20:04
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basically what would having 64 gb over 32 mean in user terms
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