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Old 05-10-2017, 11:31 AM   #1
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worth to buy Mini 4 now?

Pro is really overkill to me... I only need iPad to read eBooks and watch videos, little things like that.

And I hate the iPad 2017 screen and how clunky it is.

but the A8 processor makes me wonder if Mini 4 can make it or not, sigh.
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Old 05-10-2017, 01:40 PM   #2
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for tasks like that should be fast enough. I doubt we will see an update to iPad mini this year. Can consider getting a second hand or refurbished set to save $
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Old 05-10-2017, 01:45 PM   #3
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u hate all e other alternatives so looks like u dun have a choice...
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:38 PM   #4
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Tab wise no others choice lor
Others like androids is crsp the smaller size is only mini 4

Alltjoucir I just got iPad Pro 10.5

Speeed and smootness off course nothing beats the iPad Pro 10.5 now try
I updated mine mini 4 to iOS 11 smoothness is not as good as iOS 10 but at least it's supported

So I guessed iOS 12 for mini 4 is over kill Liao as iOS 11 is already not as smooth as before unless later stage of iOS 11 patch even it out the non smoothness
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:07 AM   #5
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Actually pro processor is fast we know but
If the iOS patches keep goin update non stop with all ******** features the pro chip soon also like A8 lei
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:02 PM   #6
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I'm running my mini 4 with iOS 11.0.2, still works fine. Bought since it was launched.
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I still using miNi2 and still works fine
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:49 PM   #8
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Mini4 on iOS 11.02 still acceptable even is on a much older core
I hand down my mini 4 to mine Mum for her work need and I go iPad pro 10.5
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Old 09-10-2017, 11:39 PM   #9
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I love the mini's size and portability for travelling around so anything larger than that is too big for me. a sad thing that Apple's going to stop at the mini 4 for 7.9". If there's a mini pro, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
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Old 13-10-2017, 01:37 PM   #10
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still on A8 like the iPhone 6 series, with added 100 Mhz speed (1.5 Ghz). luckily it got 2GB ram. i was on the fence before, but with the price, i just went ahead and got the iPad 5th 2017.
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still on A8 like the iPhone 6 series, with added 100 Mhz speed (1.5 Ghz). luckily it got 2GB ram. i was on the fence before, but with the price, i just went ahead and got the iPad 5th 2017.
But mini 4's spec will cause current iOS 11 to lag slightly, though still very usable. I suppose from iOS 12, it should be the last iOS it supports.

After that, I guess I'll be forced to upgrade.
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Old 17-10-2017, 09:56 AM   #12
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riding on the same thread. I am contemplating between a new ipad mini4 or ipad (not pro). The ipad seems to have slightly better specs. Looking at 128gb.

Size is not a concern to me though.
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if size is not a concern to you then the best bet is iPad 5th/2017. you get the better A9 chip and GPU, more longevity and support. if you won't use the addons in ipad pro, clearly its the best bet. i've no regrets, got the 128GB as well.
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Old 17-10-2017, 11:38 AM   #14
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Ya mini 4 on iOS 11 even it's usable it from the looks it's wil be the last upgrade of iOS if sill wanna use

As mine Mum colleagues got a used set of mini 1 or 2 they complains of dsmm lag hahahhah lucky I hand over mine mini 4 to my Mum so it's still quite smooth


But mini 4's spec will cause current iOS 11 to lag slightly, though still very usable. I suppose from iOS 12, it should be the last iOS it supports.

After that, I guess I'll be forced to upgrade.
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Old 17-10-2017, 12:24 PM   #15
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if size is not a concern to you then the best bet is iPad 5th/2017. you get the better A9 chip and GPU, more longevity and support. if you won't use the addons in ipad pro, clearly its the best bet. i've no regrets, got the 128GB as well.
This one right ? https://www.apple.com/sg/ipad-9.7/

Is there a way to check if itís 5th/2017 if I am buying from outside shop?
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