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View Poll Results: Which ipad mini will you buy?
refurbished mini 2 at $628 100 75.76%
new mini 3 at $868 32 24.24%
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Old 18-10-2014, 04:40 PM   #1
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Which one to buy - mini 2 or 3?

Want to buy a ipad mini 64gb LTE.
Super Sian when i see the "upgrade" of ipad mini 3.

So now deciding between:
- refurbished mini 2 at $628
- new mini 3 at $868

Which one will you choose if you were me?
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Old 18-10-2014, 04:57 PM   #2
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Same tech inside but cheaper by $140 if you buy new set. It's a no brainier

Protip: buy from the education store, $30 discount

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Old 18-10-2014, 04:58 PM   #3
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Get Air 2. Nuff said.
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Old 18-10-2014, 05:03 PM   #4
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Get Air 2. Nuff said.
No doubt it's technically superior but
Different user segment. Pricing also very different.
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Old 18-10-2014, 05:16 PM   #5
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No doubt it's technically superior but
Different user segment. Pricing also very different.
I know I know... I'm just kidding with OP
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Old 18-10-2014, 05:23 PM   #6
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Get Air 2. Nuff said.
Confirm buy mini 3 if it has the same upgrade as air 2 - slimmer, faster, better screen, etc
But......
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Old 18-10-2014, 05:59 PM   #7
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Want to buy a ipad mini 64gb LTE.
Super Sian when i see the "upgrade" of ipad mini 3.

So now deciding between:
- refurbished mini 2 at $628
- new mini 3 at $868

Which one will you choose if you were me?

The refurbished Mini 2.

I just ordered a couple of them (64GB WIFI)
from the Apple website.

I feel there is no point paying a premium
for last year's technology, unless you really
need Touch ID.
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Old 18-10-2014, 06:07 PM   #8
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Confirm buy mini 3 if it has the same upgrade as air 2 - slimmer, faster, better screen, etc
But......
True... this time round apple getting more stingy, last year's mini 2 hurts their margin for sure.

Refurbished Mini 2 sounds like the best deal now....
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Old 19-10-2014, 08:19 AM   #9
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True... this time round apple getting more stingy, last year's mini 2 hurts their margin for sure.

Refurbished Mini 2 sounds like the best deal now....
Hmmm, what do you mean by "mini 2 hurts her margin"? Actually I thot mini 2 sell too well, resulting in her big brother being neglected. So apple force everyone to focus on the big brother now.
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Old 19-10-2014, 04:52 PM   #10
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Hmmm, what do you mean by "mini 2 hurts her margin"? Actually I thot mini 2 sell too well, resulting in her big brother being neglected. So apple force everyone to focus on the big brother now.
I mean people who want a highest spec ipad at a lower price can buy the Mini 2 last year since its the same internal as the original Air (albeit clocked at slightly slower GHz and less sRGB gamut), exactly like your point. Hence, lower margin (profit!) from selling Mini 2
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Old 19-10-2014, 06:04 PM   #11
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i just bought the mini2 from refurb! used OCBC frank card to get 6% cash rebates too!
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Old 19-10-2014, 06:35 PM   #12
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Always wanted a mini so went full works - 128gb, wifi and cellular, gold.
Call me crazy.
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Old 19-10-2014, 06:40 PM   #13
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Always wanted a mini so went full works - 128gb, wifi and cellular, gold.
Call me crazy.
thats the way to go! but i only went for the 32gb one lol. already have a gold 128gb ip6
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Old 19-10-2014, 08:08 PM   #14
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I mean people who want a highest spec ipad at a lower price can buy the Mini 2 last year since its the same internal as the original Air (albeit clocked at slightly slower GHz and less sRGB gamut), exactly like your point. Hence, lower margin (profit!) from selling Mini 2
Oic, i thot you meant that ipad mini 2 sale was bad, so hurt their margin!
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Old 19-10-2014, 08:35 PM   #15
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i would get the mini 2, touch id isn't a big draw to me
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