ipad mini 5 on the way

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  1. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Don't you think the Pencil should be smaller and safely secured to the device. Don't know how good the new Pencil 2 is with the iPP, but if there is a risk it fals of...
     
  2. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Yes, there is that risk, but almost everything I've read says the iPad mini 5 will remain the low cost runt of the litter - in that case, the best we can hope for is the cheapest active digitizer solution, just like last year's 9.7" got, which is the old tech. Besides, that's exactly what they have always done with all of the low end devices - two year old processors and tech. So give me Pencil 1 and an A10X processors - that's the best I can hope for from Apple.

    Likewise - I will be thrilled, and will shell out the necessary coin, for a true iPad Mini Pro with Pencil 2 and A12x Bionic! You know what they say about pessimists; they are the happiest people on the planet because anything short of the disaster they fear is a positive outcome!
     
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  3. darkmagistric

    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    From my experience using the new iPP at Apple Stores and Best Buys....the magnetic connection isn't really that strong....definitely feels weaker then then the Surface Pens magnetic connection to my Pro5 and Go.

    Well when last years 9.7 hit, the old pencil of now was the current top pencil of then.

    But it would be odd for them to make the Mini the lowest cost runt when the refresh of the 9.7 is supposed to be the budget option. And don't forget in its prime days, the iPad Mini basically cannibalized the sale of the 9.7 full size iPads of the time. They could have been deliberately holding off on releasing a new mini till they felt the much larger 11/12 inch iPad Pros had their time in the spotlight. But a Premium Mini Pro with Pencil v2, A12X, and a $500-ish price point would probably be a big seller. Case in point, you would buy it.....I would buy.....and many others here would probably buy it too.

    And with the Budget 9.7 around $350ish.....and the Ipad Pros starting at $650 (10.5) and $799 (11).....that formally all purpose $500 price point is kind of vacant in Apples product line at the moment.
     
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  5. dstrauss

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    I SURE HOPE YOU ARE RIGHT!!!!!!
     
  6. Kumabjorn

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    On my Surface GO I have an older generation pen attached, and it sits there fine, it has fallen off two or three times when I have it in its pouch, but it remains in the pouch's pocket so no loss and no worries. I'm assuming the newer pens have even stronger magnets so not even that would happen. The difference is that on the SG the pen is attached to the short west side when in landscape, the direction it is inserted in. But on the iPP I noticed it is on the north long side, and if it fals off from that direction it could feasibly fall out of a pouch like mine.

    I find it kind of interesting that Apple gets all this credit for design and engineering, but such a basic step as what could happen if it falls of its magnet hasn't been taken into consideration might say more about Sir Jony's design philosophy than we realize.
     
  7. nnthemperor

    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    It had better be under $400 or I'm putting my wallet back. Don't need it that much.

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  8. dellaster

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    The current iPad mini 4 is $399, $529 with LTE, so I'm doubtful it'll be under that. The pencil will certainly be sold separately as well.
     
  9. nnthemperor

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    That’s my point, $500 plus pencil is a no-go for me.


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  10. paprikaleapt

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    Is the hope of an ipad mini 5 dead for now (within a year?)

    Should I just pin my hopes on a samsung tablet in the future or the huawei mate 20x?

    I was sort of hoping to get a perfect flashcard machine that supports inking but it seems even in the software department it's no Bueno now
     
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