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  • THFourteen 16 Nov 2012 23:03:52 32,899 posts
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    Hmmm now that you mention it, the screen IS a little spongy.

    Finally got a date on my ipad mini 4G, delivers 30th nov to 7th dec, guess they will be on store on that Friday.

    Ages!
  • yegon 17 Nov 2012 08:56:26 5,175 posts
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    I've still not even seen one in the flesh, yet am ticking away the days till my LTE arrives. Hope I can live with the screen downgrade, Im sure I will, but it'd me a massive anti climax if I really take exception to the screen after all this waiting lol!
  • dominalien 17 Nov 2012 09:00:06 6,839 posts
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    I almost bought one in the store the other day, but I really need the 3G and they didn't have any, so thankfully refrained.

    FWIW, I thought the screen was perfectly fine. I can't see myself holding it in one hand like I do a phone, though, so the side borders might be a tiny bit too narrow for me.

    As attractive as it is, I think I'll hold on to my iPad1 for a bit longer.

    PSN: DonOsito

  • Deleted user 17 November 2012 09:31:06
    mrpon wrote:
    + looks closer to retina than the 2, obv because of the higher ppi
    I thought ppi was the same?
    Surely it's the smaller pixel size that makes it look better.
    / Too busy to look it up on Wikipedia
  • mrpon 17 Nov 2012 09:35:20 28,501 posts
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    Cosmopolitan wrote:
    mrpon wrote:
    + looks closer to retina than the 2, obv because of the higher ppi
    I thought ppi was the same?
    Surely it's the smaller pixel size that makes it look better.
    / Too busy to look it up on Wikipedia
    Resolution is the same, ppi is higher because of the smaller form factor.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • jonsaan 17 Nov 2012 09:37:26 25,326 posts
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    Have you been mis sold ppi?

    Talk to jonsaan now on 55565789

    FCUTA!

  • THFourteen 17 Nov 2012 10:35:35 32,899 posts
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    Glol!
  • Deleted user 17 November 2012 14:10:46
    Eh... Ha ha, eh....
  • THFourteen 20 Nov 2012 14:08:32 32,899 posts
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    Got a date on mine - delivered 30th Nov to the 7th Dec.

    Someone on macrumors claims they've got 26th Nov - 3rd Dec on theirs :(

    This case looks nice.
  • jellyhead 20 Nov 2012 14:32:33 24,350 posts
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    Had a quick search and couldn't find an iPad thread suitable so i'm hijacking this one until someone points me in the right direction to the proper thread.

    I need to find a book to help my mum get confident with her iPad. It's iOS 6 and possibly an iPad1... or iPad2. She doesn't know and is a couple of hundred miles away.

    Any iOS 6 book recommendations for an older lady? :)

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  • monkman76 20 Nov 2012 14:34:24 4,005 posts
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    They love this one
  • jellyhead 20 Nov 2012 14:39:57 24,350 posts
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    It's an idea. Your mum liked it, i know that ;)

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  • monkman76 20 Nov 2012 14:41:01 4,005 posts
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    Nah, too tame ;)
  • Phattso Moderator 26 Nov 2012 08:45:13 13,216 posts
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    Picked up an iPad Mini yesterday (alongside a whole slew of Android tabs - bit of a work related shopping spree) and it's fucking excellent.

    Annoyed that the CPU isn't more powerful and that the screen isn't higher res... but in all other respects this is the device I've been waiting for that I didn't realise I was waiting for. Reading Newsstand content is more comfortable, gaming is more comfortable (in landscape at least - lack of edges in portrait isn't ideal) and it's dramatically more portable. Slipped it into my coat pocket on the walk to work this morning.

    Holding it in one hand has, probably because of the lack of edge space in Portrait, become my defacto way of holding it. Not as uncomfortable as I'd suspected it might be, but I do have what I suspect are larger than average hands.

    I had to negotiate in Mandarin for my Hong Kong import in a crazy Shanghai electronics mall and ended up paying the equivalent of 220 for the WiFi only 16GB flavour. Pretty sure if I didn't look like the Westerner I am I'd have gotten the price lower, too.

    Lovely little device, although it seems to get mucky awfully fast (no, not that kind of muck; I don't like it quite that much).
  • THFourteen 26 Nov 2012 08:48:27 32,899 posts
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    WHERE IS MY MOFOING IPAD MINI!!!
  • THFourteen 28 Nov 2012 10:21:37 32,899 posts
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    yay preparing for shipment
  • Moot_Point 29 Nov 2012 22:50:22 3,920 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    WHERE IS MY MOFOING IPAD MINI!!!

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  • THFourteen 29 Nov 2012 23:38:09 32,899 posts
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    Mines shipped today :-)
  • yegon 1 Dec 2012 13:59:10 5,175 posts
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    To break the monotony of TH14s posts (you have my sympathies :(, Ill add that I went out and bought a LTE mini yesterday and I luuurves it! Farcically, my preorder, placed within 2 minutes of the store opening, doesn't look like arriving till Dec 10th, so gave up waiting and hit the shops. Will send the duplicate back unopened.

    Screen isn't too bad, clear downgrade from retina, but the strengths of the form factor ultimately outweigh that annoyance for my usage. I agree with Phattso, the screen does seem to get notably dirtier quicker than my 3rd gen. Re: my 3rd gen, going to give it a few weeks to make sure I'm completely satisfied with the mini, then sell it probably. Around the house I use my MBA, on the go the Mini is awesome, leaving little room for my 3rd gen.

    I feel as though gaming is given a new lease of life on the mini too, much more pleasant gaming device in the hand imo. Plus, if text is a clear downgrade, I find graphics are much less of a downgrade given the res. Colours aren't as vibrant, but otherwise everything looks pretty damn good, at least amongst the games I've played.

    Battery life is truly epic, hammered it yesterday from unplugging it at 100% while restoring from my 3rd gen backup, used it a lot at work today and its still got 32% left. Nice.

    Edited by yegon at 14:02:21 01-12-2012
  • THFourteen 5 Dec 2012 08:40:07 32,899 posts
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    AAAAAARGH I HATE YOU!

    still waiting for mine to arrive.

    its silly.
  • CharlieStCloud 5 Dec 2012 08:45:47 5,122 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    AAAAAARGH I HATE YOU!

    still waiting for mine to arrive.

    its silly.
    You know you'll end up being a little bit disappointed in the end...

    Lovely to hold, not quite as lovely to look at!
  • THFourteen 5 Dec 2012 08:49:40 32,899 posts
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    True, but its the form factor that sells it to me. It fits in my jacket pockets so i can use it everywhere. I could even take it to the footy, and use it on the tube to/from the game. I would never have even considered taking a full size ipad to the footy...
  • yegon 5 Dec 2012 15:03:22 5,175 posts
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    Yup. Slips into my coat pocket and I can shove it my work bag and I barely even know its there. I've whipped it out (ooer etc) on public transport and I don't feel like a shit bag, whereas I always felt reasonably self conscious using the 9.7". Aside from going to the gym, playing football or getting pissed, I'll be taking the mini everywhere with me, a gazillion times more handy than the biggy.

    Finding this quite handy for sites with tiny text that don't play nice with Reader in Safari, quickly and easily increases font size;

    http://marcos.kirsch.com.mx/2012/04/29/font-size-bookmarklets/

    Edited by yegon at 15:04:49 05-12-2012

    Edited by yegon at 15:05:26 05-12-2012
  • Moot_Point 5 Dec 2012 15:10:08 3,920 posts
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    I think its a poor show when online pre-orders for the iPad mini supersede those pre-orders placed in their Apple stores. :p

    Edited by Moot_Point at 15:11:59 05-12-2012

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  • THFourteen 5 Dec 2012 15:23:16 32,899 posts
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    mine arrived \o/

    restoring from backup now
  • Moot_Point 5 Dec 2012 15:29:50 3,920 posts
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    Congratulations. I might get one once Apple honour the retail pre-orders.

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  • Moot_Point 5 Dec 2012 15:30:58 3,920 posts
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    I rest easier knowing BG:EE hasn't appeared on iStore yet. :p

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  • mcmonkeyplc 6 Dec 2012 11:50:55 39,388 posts
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    Is this thing actually in stock anywhere?

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • THFourteen 6 Dec 2012 12:00:52 32,899 posts
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    http://www.ipad-stock.co.uk/

    hurry if you're quick you can nab one
  • mcmonkeyplc 6 Dec 2012 12:05:15 39,388 posts
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    Thanks.

    I'm after the 16gb wifi only and it doesn't seem available anywhere.

    Signed up to that site though.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

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