New iPad Mini (2019)

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  1. denpacs

    denpacs PhilMUG Addict Member

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    ^With the old Start button...;)
     
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    Hmm. That’s it? Been waiting for 4 years and they’re giving us this crap. Apple is getting lazy these days. :mad:
     
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    They should've just overblown the XS Max (sans phone) and called it the new iPad Mini. Now that would've gotten everyone drooling.
     
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    iPad Mini 4 is probably my best Apple purchase.

    Bought it from Day 1 and it was the "recent model" for more than 3 years :)
     
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    Apple back in the "lets recycle these old components people will still buy it" mentality hehe... but for consumers i guess the more choices the better, i just wished apple would have their accesories, at least like the apple pencil 2, backwards compatible... as it is if u have the pencil 2 on your current gen pro, you again have to buy the first gen pencil if you will get the "new" mini and air
     
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    I've been using my iPad Mini 4 for around 3 years now. It can still handle everyday tasks but I can see it showing its age. For my usage its primarily a replacement for my iPhone when I get home.

    I don't use my iPad for taking pictures or photo editing, I use it mainly for multimedia and social media... so for me the A12 is a welcome upgrade. Give me a nice screen and a faster processor and I'm a happy camper.
     
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    Mm...it is a refresh aimed at Apple users looking for entry-level iPads (mini tablets). Accomodates budget-minded customers.
     
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    So it's basically just getting a processor upgrade? Meh.

    I also love my iPad Mini.
     
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    4-gen processor jump + pencil support as well as faster BT and Wifi Modules oh yeah, True Tone as well. Same price.
     
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    After 4 years, they give us a refresh. nearly the same specs, improved camera? who uses tablets to shoot photos/ videos . True tone in my opinion is just a gimmick. That Apple Pencil compatibility? yeah it only works on the previous gen Apple pencil. I do agree with you that it's targetted at budget-minded customers.
     
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    Plus 50% more RAM (3GB). The new front-facing camera will enable much better video calls. At the same price, it's a solid upgrade.

    Though we have yet to see PH pricing. I remember the iPad 6th gen (2018) getting a price increase in PH even though the US pricing remained the same.
     
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    FYI. You can now see the official price in the Apple Ph Store. (y)

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    Price increase for us is attributed to the weakening of PHP.
     
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    Hmm. As much as I hate this product, I'll probably end up buying this. My 2015 iPad Mini is getting as little slower. There's just no alternative for a tablet this size.
     
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    There's no alternative tablet... period!

    This is Google/Android/Samsung's fault.

    Apple can get away with this (2019 iPad Air/Mini) as we don't have a choice, there's no alternative in the market.
     
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    Mm...well...there’s the alternative: the iPad Pros. :cool:
     
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    I really wish they used the latest iPad PRO form factor with this iPad mini update.
    Then it would have been a no-brainer purchase.
    I guess they’re testing the waters if there is still a market for the mini.
     
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    Reviews are here.





     
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    when i bought the first iPad Pro, i wanted to use it for presentations, demos, etc. but my MBP, which i needed for third-party video effects plug-ins, rendered the iPad Pro redundant/unnecessary. and it's too big for other needs—bedtime reading, note-taking, portable use, etc. this iPad mini might be a suitable compromise; performance upgrade from my first gen iPad Pro, but in a more convenient size.

    not having the latest/greatest doesn't bother me. any crook can buy the latest, but what have they done with it, aside from brag about having the latest and greatest specs? i just spent $8000 to patent six products/designs that i invented, 3D CAD drawn on a 4-year-old, first-gen iPad Pro and apple pencil.

    "wala sa pana 'yan; na sa indian." :)
     

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