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# 150397 21-Jul-2014 13:12
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Sorry I have not been paying much attention to the Tec news
The question is Is it time to sell our Ipad Mini's (retina)

Is a new release imminent?

I think i have had mine for nearly 9 months a new model must be close?




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  # 1093032 21-Jul-2014 14:19
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The ipad is pretty mature, so the newone will probably not offer much over the previous, unless they bring out a larger form factor one. But the mini will probably not be updated much. Possible a finger print sensor. This year they look to be concentrating on the iphone and possibly an iwatch.

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  # 1093038 21-Jul-2014 14:27
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on mac rumours buyers guide, looks like there could be an update in the next 130 days

 
 
 
 


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  # 1093049 21-Jul-2014 14:34
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Bound to be an iPad Air 2 launch later this year (October?) packing the A8 SOC that'll be in the iPhone 6. They're bound to put that puppy in the Mini Retina too...

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  # 1093057 21-Jul-2014 14:42
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My iPad version 1 is really starting to feel its age.  Lots of new apps refuse to install and some updated versions of older apps crash when starting.  It also just feels sluggish when moving between apps.  I've been holding out on upgrading, but when the next release is available I will almost certainly upgrade this time.

My kids primary school is looking at tablets to help with ESOL kids printing practice (practicing letter shapes) so I'll send the old one their way.




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  # 1093098 21-Jul-2014 15:14
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JimmyC: Bound to be an iPad Air 2 launch later this year (October?) packing the A8 SOC that'll be in the iPhone 6. They're bound to put that puppy in the Mini Retina too...

 

There will be but will it offer much over last years model. I think the rule of thumb is to skip a year. The ipad air is still incediably fast.  Also ipads seem to have a longer life than iphones, eg people keep ipads for longer. The ipad 2 for example which is nearly 4 years old, is still getting ios updates, and even gets ios8, and it is actually still very usable in terms of speed under ios7.

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  # 1093491 22-Jul-2014 09:22
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mattwnz: 
There will be but will it offer much over last years model.


Twice the horsepower seems to be the usual thing.  Touch ID is also strongly rumoured to be included but generally speaking you're right in that the longevity is greater on iPad than iPhone. 



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  # 1093568 22-Jul-2014 11:38
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Well thanks guys!

I am actually very happy with my Ipad Mini Retina I find it very smooth

If i do decide to change I would likely go upto the air 2

I usually change with apple gear before the end of WTY ...just in case







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  # 1093621 22-Jul-2014 12:31
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I'll be looking for two things if I am going to upgrade from my iPad Air this year.  Top of the list will be more RAM.  I am sick of apps crashing, and Safari tabs having to continually load due to my iPad running out of RAM when I have bugger all open.  Second would be the finger print sensor as iOS 8 will bring new uses for it.

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  # 1093670 22-Jul-2014 13:03
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you think Apple has picked up on the notion that consumer needs/wants are different from what apple believes a consumer should need/want?




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  # 1093781 22-Jul-2014 16:25
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But how do we know what we want until Apple gives it to us?? 

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  # 1093784 22-Jul-2014 16:29
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Satch: I'll be looking for two things if I am going to upgrade from my iPad Air this year.  Top of the list will be more RAM.  I am sick of apps crashing, and Safari tabs having to continually load due to my iPad running out of RAM when I have bugger all open.  Second would be the finger print sensor as iOS 8 will bring new uses for it.

 

Are you sure that the ram is a problem. I have about 20 tabs on safari open all the time on my ipad 2 and never had a problem with it crashing or laggy. Maybe having the retina screen uses a lot more ram.

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  # 1093802 22-Jul-2014 17:15
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LOL see? you don't need more RAM. you don't need more RAM. you will let me pass./




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  # 1093804 22-Jul-2014 17:28
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JimmyC: But how do we know what we want until Apple gives it to us?? 

 

I have noticed that with the iwatch, companies are actually waiting for apples iwatch, which will define what such a device will be like. The current offerings are possibly quite different to what the iwatch will end up being like. But once apple have released the iwatch, it will define how other companies will build them. The same happened with music players, smartphones and tablets.

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  # 1093959 22-Jul-2014 22:23
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mattwnz:
Satch: I'll be looking for two things if I am going to upgrade from my iPad Air this year.  Top of the list will be more RAM.  I am sick of apps crashing, and Safari tabs having to continually load due to my iPad running out of RAM when I have bugger all open.  Second would be the finger print sensor as iOS 8 will bring new uses for it.

Are you sure that the ram is a problem. I have about 20 tabs on safari open all the time on my ipad 2 and never had a problem with it crashing or laggy. Maybe having the retina screen uses a lot more ram.


I too have this problem with Safari on my iPad Air, and it occurs even when no other apps are running. It's terribly frustrating (especially when posting on sites like this - go away to check a detail on another tab, come back and the damn page's refreshed so you lose your partial reply!). 

When I researched it online I did read that the Retina display makes the problem worse - but my LG G Pad 8.3 (which cost me only one-quarter of the iPad) NEVER has any such problems, and while the iPad has 36% more pixels, that's not enough of a justification for this problem.

TBH, this Safari reloading is the most annoying thing about our iPad - I too would want to be sure it was sorted before forking out another $1k for a tablet!


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  # 1094007 23-Jul-2014 08:39
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If the rumored 5.5 inch eventuates, which effectively moves it into phablet territory, I wonder what impact that will have on the mini? What was once a simple ecosystem from a form factor perspective will become somewhat crowded.

Still, as mentioned above, in the range from a 1.5 inch iWatch (or iTime as it was called in a 2011 patent) to a 10.5 inch iPad , Apple will let us know what we must have to lead fulfilled lives.

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