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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 277 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good device, but a critical part missing!

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    FlyingContraption
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    I have been only using Android tablets before, but due to the need of using an app that was only available on iOS, I decided to jump back with Apple and try again. First off, the size and feel of the device is great, simplicity and speed excellent. Good execution there. I even started to enjoy the Apple ecosystem again. Now the bad part for me. Every tablet I have purchased prior were all Wi-Fi only, and all had a GPS receiver. I therefore never thought twice about it, and didn't dwell enough on the specs of this device. I decided on the wifi only as I always tether with my phone, and it is enough to go through the day. But Apple decided to NOT put a GPS receiver on the wifi only device. It only exists on the Cellular+wifi unit. My app is therefore useless, as it requires a GPS signal to work. I do not need cellular on my tablets and therefore do not want to be forced to pay for that unnecessary extra. I know it is my fault for not having seen this before I purchased the device, but this is one of the reasons why I stay away from Apple products. Why would you have such a portable device without a reliable location receiver is beyond me. It is a useless device if you need to travel a lot. Because of this and the fact I realized this past my return time, I am stuck with a neat paperweight. This was my last foray in the Apple grove, and I wish it would have had a different outcome.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent upgrade over iPad mini 2

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    Tonedawggg
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    This iPad replaced an iPad mini 2 (Retina), from 2015. On one hand, the upgrades are great. - Screen: Brighter, more colorful, TrueTone white balance adjustment. - CPU: A12 (2.5 GHz high performance dual core + 4 high efficiency cores) vs. A7 (1.3 GHz dual core) - RAM: 3GB vs. 1GB - Main Camera: 8 megapixel vs. 5 megapixel - Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac vs. 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0 vs. 4.0 - Physical characteristics: Thinner and lighter. Apple Pencil support. In actual usage, the new iPad mini feels great. Everything has a much snappier feel and you get much better graphics performance. Fortnite is able to run at 60fps on this new iPad! The iPad is a joy to use, but what lets it down is that the physical design, aside from being a little thinner and lighter than older models, is the same as what you could get six years ago. The new iPad Pros feel like the future, and the mini's design could use a refresh. The bezels are rather thick, and there is no FaceID, just TouchID. With the modern specs, the iPad mini is worth a purchase and will last you for years to come. With Apple Pencil support and the tech upgrade, it gives you a lot of what bigger iPads offer and will last you for years to come. It's just a bit disappointing that Apple didn't really touch the design at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Value in Dollar per Performance.

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    Yacheng
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    You can complain all you want about the big bezels, personally I believe they still deserve their place for our fingers for a better holding experience. The design is more than 5 years old, but there’s no denying the performance. Apple lost their models when they created the A11 processor, which for its time already outperformed most laptops to even today’s standards. With the A12 in this tablet, your dollar goes even further for $400. This screen is still amazing, and was already ahead of its time at 326 pixels per inch and bright accurate colors. The fact that we see this design exist yet again 7 years later just goes to show how ahead of time apple’s genius engineering is. The performance bump makes a huge difference, and I can forgive the average cameras for being a tablet. Get this one folks, it’s your best companion and takes your productivity a little further than your phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE it!!

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    HappyPanda
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    I waited for this to come out! I had the mini 2 (2015) which was still in basically good condition, but it was slow by 2018! I almost bought the 4 but said no, since 2 was still working and I had the 9x7 Pro (2017). BUT once I heard the 5 was coming-now was my time! Even tho outside hasn't changed, I LOVE the thinner and lighter size! I didn't carry the 2 around (felt heavy), but this one goes almost everywhere--fits in my bag without hardly adding any weight-even with the simple softback lightweight case I got for it! Added a Zagg screen--and voila- set to go...PLUS uses the 1st gen pen--didn't have to buy another one! Fits nicely in my hand too. Speed great. Worth the buy--plus got it for a little bit off too for a member sale!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another excellent Apple product

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    jwalk1205
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    I’m an Apple consumerist, so I’m here for any and all things Apple. I had a 1st gen iPad mini and after being so frustrated with the slowness of it because of it’s age and outdated iOS, I decided to finally upgrade to the new 2019 iPad mini. It’s great for reading e-books, online articles, or anything else really. It’s a good size to be portable yet also large enough to accomplish a variety of tasks. Watching videos/movies is great. I mostly use it for grad school to review articles. There are many apps available that allow for annotation of articles and the iPad mini is a great tool for that. All-in-all, it is a great device and I’m very glad I made the upgrade! The only thing I’m frustrated with is that the Best Buy employee didn’t let me pick the color of the iPad I wanted... :(

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What I was hoping for

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    RanPer
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    My iPad mini 4 lasted 1 year and 3 months, so a little nervous. However, I admit this is a huge upgrade from the older mini. Very fast. Pros: 1. Very fast 2. Great size 3. Apple pencil support. I won't use this as it is way too expensive 4. Can use my current screen protectors and case. Had to drill a small hole for the mic Neutral: 1. Screen is just okay. 2. Stying is good but dated 3. Truetone. IMO it just makes the screen look yellow, but it can be turned off. 4. Price is not good nor is it bad. Cons: 1. Still wishing for storage expandability 2. No ProMotion 120hz screen 3. Seems to take longer to charge 4. Apple has begun censoring some apps and podcasts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic product!

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    Tester
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    Really love using this product. It is the perfect size for couch sitting or laying in bed. If you have an XS max, you may not find the display much bigger when watching Youtube video's, but for anything else, it is definitely a noticeable size increase. Some people don't like the bezels, but I actually do not mind them at all. They give you the perfect amount of space to hold onto the device. I highly highly recommend this device, especially if you use a XS (non max version) and want something a bit bigger for lounging around the house and travel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade from iPad mini gen 1

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    GregRoyBean
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    My iPad mini gen 1 stopped taking iOS updates quite awhile ago. I had no real reason to upgrade until now. A new app I wanted to use required iOS 10 or later... so, took the plunge. The five biggest benefits to upgrading were, 1) iOS 12 support; 2) support for latest apps; 3) processor speed; 4) twice the memory; 5) Apple Pencil support. At first, I thought the pencil support was frivolous, but I love it! It speeds up note taking, navigation and is fun to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This was a gift to my wife who loves her iPad mini

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    Tony
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    My wife owned a previous model which unfortunately continually deteriorated as to speed and connectivity, but since I know she loved it, I bought her the newest model for her birthday. To my relief, she is quite happy with its performance. She's only had one complaint, that Siri is not as responsive as she was before with the older model. Not sure why that is, or even if that's still the case, but I do think she's not talking to her mini as much as before. Otherwise she is delighted with her mini.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Satisfaction Guaranteed

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    EJD1
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    I have always loved the iPad Mini ever since the first generation was released. Now the fifth generation is here. I can’t put into words how great this tablet is. For me, it fits in between my iPhone XS and iPad Pro. It’s brighter, faster, and feels great in your hand. The bottom line is Apple has done it again. The iPad Mini provides a great user experience and I strongly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    iPad Mini5

    Posted
    Jewle
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    I love this iPad. I wanted to have smaller tablet & this 1 fits the bill..seriously, good value for it's fast performance (it's got the same powerful processor that's in the iPhone XS). I like that it uses the apple pencil (ver1 ). It's small size makes for easy portability compared to a large iPad (I love the size & how light it is). True that it's the same size & those large bezels of prior minis, but this is my 1st mini & I seriously have no problem w the bezels. The battery life is good too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A reliable Apple product...

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    DANeu
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    What else is there to say, but that Apple delivered another reliable product. I am loyal to Apple products solely because of reliability. I have had laptops last 10 years before “needing” to be replaced. We have three iPads in my house and all different generations. All have worked flawlessly. I can’t say this reliability is the same for Microsoft, Dell, HP, Amazon, Samsung, etc. I have owned many different brands of electronics and Apple has never let me down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect...

    Posted
    coolauntie
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    I bought the original iPad years ago and I wanted something smaller and more light weight to use for travel. I picked up a Dell tablet and it was fine to watch movies on the plane but didn’t do much more. Then I purchased the mini and I am head over heals for it. I had forgotten how much I love Apple products. The price was ok and still think Apple can improve in this area, but a very light weight, vivid screen, smooth internet and AirPod connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    Posted
    noelohana
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    This was purchased to replace my old iPad mini 2 that no longer holds a great charge after years of use. It was quite easy to set up and I was able to quickly restore it to mirror my old unit. It is considerably faster and the fingerprint scanner is the best I have ever used. It never fails to read my print. I am quite happy I upgraded and while I have no use for it the compatibility with the Apple Pencil looks interesting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    iPad Mini Exceeds ALL expectations !!

    Posted
    TechReviews
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    I bought this for Wife’s birthday, unsure how she’d take to it. I was tempted to save money on gen 4 or 3, but am glad I future-proofed with this new gen 5 model. The A12 Bionic chip is super-fast and apps open instantaneously. She uses it way more than expected and tells me almost daily how much she loves it (and coconut case) even a month later.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Speed demon

    Posted
    Accordguy0325
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    What can you say about the latest iPad mini, after all Apple didn’t update it for four years and we all thought it was dead and never coming back. But apple iPhone sales declined so they decided to revive the iPad mini and put the current iPhone chip inside of it, with more ram and the result is an excellent small tablets for those seeking something extremely portable. This device would be great to game on!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse!

    Posted
    Eric
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    I currently own the beast 12.9” iPad Pro but also wanted something with a smaller footprint to be able to use while on the couch, in bed, etc. This mini has a superb Retina display and the screen feels very solid. It’s very fast thanks to the A12 chip - the one thing I wish it had was Face ID, but it’s not a deal-breaker. Nice to see the mini back in Apple’s line-up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New Not That Different

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    bestbuyer
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    I bought this mini iPad to replace my older one. Its definitely faster but I wish it had a full screen without the home button like the iPad Pro I bought a few months ago. I couldn’t use the screen protectors from my previous model or case. It would be nice if you didn’t have to buy new everything each time they make minor changes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great and a huge upgrade from what I had.

    Posted
    RichM
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    I was long overdue for an upgrade of my previous Ipad-mini and the latest upgrade does not disappoint. The screen resolution is great and much better then my previous device. The memory is more then enough for what I need of the device and some great new features. I expect a quality product and the Apple Ipad and I'm happy to say it delivers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade

    Posted
    Josh
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    this is much smoother and faster in every way to the mini 4 I use daily for work and the mini 2 that it replaced. 8” tablets have always been the best size and I’m glad apple kept the new mini with the older aspect ratio as it best to enjoy most games, reading books, web browsing and just about anything else. The larger size iPads alway feel to big to enjoy

    I would recommend this to a friend