ipad mini 5 on the way

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  1. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Well, they didn't "pollute" their iPad Pro/MacBook Air specticle today with a lowly iPad Mini 5 upgrade, but when they do announce it, and it has Pencil support, I'm going to be on it like a duck on a bug - if only because the iPad Mini is THE BEST tablet format for media (books, magazines, video, podcasts), board games, and web browsing!

    And that's all I have to say about that...
     
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  2. dellaster

    dellaster On Hiatus Senior Member

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    Indeed. I'll find it very difficult not to get one. My iPad mini LTE was nigh perfect, just lacking the Pencil.

    At the time I started bailing out on Apple last year—when I had a Mac mini 2014, iPhone SE, and iPad mini LTE—I was convinced they were all dead end products, that Apple wouldn't update any of them. Looks like I was wrong about two out of the three. But that's a good thing.
     
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  3. excalibur1814

    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I really, really wanted a mini 5 (For drone stuff). Oh well.
     
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  4. nnthemperor

    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Same here. Was really holding my breath.

    Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
     
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  5. bloodycape

    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    In that list only the Mini was updated so far. How would that be two of three?
     
  6. dellaster

    dellaster On Hiatus Senior Member

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    The iPad Mini is a pretty firm rumor and I'm not surprised that wasn't announced this week. It was always a spring product (the last update was in the spring, anyway) which is when the rumor says it's coming out.
     
  7. kneehowguys

    kneehowguys Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Why have the 8 inchers been forsaken? Gotta convince people that it's worth it to pay for a beast of an 8 inch tablet

    Or maybe that's impossible and we have to wait until even budget 8 inchers will have great specs + great pen + great battery life

    :(
     
  8. KlickSter123

    KlickSter123 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I hope this happens soon! :(
     
  9. WillAdams

    WillAdams Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Because there really isn't much market space in-between the larger phones such as the Note 8/9 and the smaller tablets such as the Galaxy Book 10 or Surface Go.

    Samsung apparently did one and marketed it to businesses --- not sure how it's done or if still available.
     
  10. kneehowguys

    kneehowguys Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Well at least foldable Samsung tablet/phone is real:
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/7/18072514/samsung-foldable-phone-screen-features-photos-sdc-2018

    And Samsung often has EMR pens

    Things looking good for the future.

    TPCR collective thought last few years:
    - Phones- can charge a lot
    - But 7-8 inch tablets can't
    - So no good pocketable 7-8 inch stylus tablet
    - Damn it all

    So this is how you get people to pay a lot for a 7 inch tablet. A 7 inch tablet that folds into a phone.

    Aha

    Battery life will probably pale in comparison to an ipad mini though. At least that is my experience comparing my GN7 with battery pack vs an ipad air 2 though I know it's not exactly a great comparison
     
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