ipad mini 5 on the way

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  1. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    I'd pay current retail of $399 IF it has A10x, Pencil and Smart Keyboard, knowing full well in saying that I'll be out at least $225 for those two additions as well. My god, how can they pass up an opportunity like that?
     
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    $399 would be a pretty perfect price point for it, especially if they do increase the screen size more to 8/9-ish inches...coupled with Pencil support and smart keyboard option, it would be perfectly priced to compete against the Surface Go...especially with the 11/12 inch iPad Pros priced more as competition to the Surface Pro. Oh god....I could totally see Apple dropping the "Mini" title and calling it the iPad Go.

    I think weither or not it supports Apple Pencil 1 or 2 will come down to if it has the lighting connector or USB-C. Since I already own Pencil 1, financially it would suit me better.....but if you think of the sense that Apple would market this to be the iPad you would take everywhere....the Magnetic connection of Pencil #2 (which prefectly suits the On the Go esthetic) might alone be enough to sway them to using Pencil #2.
     
  3. dstrauss

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    I christen thee

    iPAD NOTE
     
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    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I could totally see Apple doing that....if only just to piss Samsung off.
     
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    While we're at this, any news of the Microsoft foldable tablet, that was rumored to replace the mythical foldable phone? Honestly, I find iOS quite uninteresting that I'd rather have another platform fill this moleskin void for me.

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    I'm bowing out of the iPad mini 5 wait list because reasons:

    1) I have Wacom in a silo at 6.3" (Note8) and 10.1" (Fujitsu Q584) so I really don't need an Apple pencil device. I have things covered.

    2) I'd rather not return to Apple's ecosystem. iOS wouldn't mix well with a Galaxy Note.

    3) I realized that what I'm truly yearning for is a lightweight 8"-ish media tablet with a super duper nice screen. Because old eyes getting older.

    And 4) Samsung has their 8" 2048 x 1536 Super AMOLED Galaxy Tab S2 for $70 off and they're throwing in AKG N200 Wireless BT earbuds for free. The S2 scratches the itch and I also happen to need new BT earbuds with long battery life. Good timing, great deal.

    Nothing against Apple, iOS, or iPads, but I'll sit out this round. Best wishes for those who remain on the iPad mini 5 anticipation list! :hi::thumbsup:
     
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    I doubt it will be A10x, if anything might just be the A10 and cost the the same as the current iPad 9.7, while that sees a $25-50 price increase due to the newer design.
     
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    I actually wonder why of all the penabled tablets aimed at education, all of them seem to be 10 inches and not 8.

    - Acer chrome tab 10 inch
    - Surface Go
    - cheapest ipad model with pen is 9.7 inches

    Education aimed tablets increase hope of penabled tablets in my mind.

    Maybe they see 8 inches as being for little kids?

    They don't see the power of the 8 incher inside an oversized lab coat pocket.

    Or maybe Samsung got burned on sales for the ancient galaxy note 8.0 tablet and gave up on it. It's really weird though- it seems to have great reviews on amazon.

    Though without a really great penabled flashcard app, I'm starting to wonder if I should just abandon my hopes for a good stylus 8 incher and just grab that ipad mini 4 or huawei 8 incher..
     
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    I'm not sure there is just a misconception that 8" is too small of a canvas - perhaps for artists - but for real note takers it couldn't be better. Maybe gen 2 or 3 of the foldable phones will finally bring back the 8" tablet format. Or maybe we'll get lucky with that 8" iPad Mini since Sir Jony is rumored to dislike the folding concept so maybe he'll allow a small iPad to live on...
     
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    How old is this Tab S2? The problem with Sammy is their penchant for abandoning products and not updating them.

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