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The first IPad Mini is far from crap. Maybe borrow it for a few days from your uncle before commenting... I have a couple in the house. It was my primary tablet for almost 8 months. Given I have owned pretty much every mid to high end tablet that has been released over the last 5 years (Android and Apple), using it for that span of time is significant.

Light weight, best battery of any tablet on the market (until the new ones were released), a decent screen, it is a great older generation device. My only beef with it was it could be a bit sluggish with large mkv files in video playback and I found the reading apps for IOS to be nowhere near what is available on Android. Marvin is currently the best but load a couple thousand books into it, and it would bog down pretty hard. The 4:3 layout made it fantastic for reading though.

The new retina version addresses all of the shortcomings of the original with one exception. The screen at maximum is dimmer than the original Mini. The Mini were never the brightest tablets to begin with (the new Nexus and the Samsung Tab 3 8" are far brighter) but it was still decent.

The fact that Apple dialed back maximum brightness to increase battery life is truly unfortunate.

That plus Marvin still not being a truly great reader app (Moon Reader + on Android blows it away) led me to not grab the new Mini. I've ordered instead the new LG tablet (had to get it from the US, it is not in Canada yet).

I've taken it for long holidays with me and I just can't get used to the screen. You can easily make out the difference between my iPad 3 and the mini's screen. I'm not talking about form-factor, battery life or weight.Its great in those fields, I'm talking about the screen and speed of it after iOS7. It may be great for you. It isn't for me.
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From the reviews, the only drawback for the new ipad mini ret is the os. It's still not matured yet. However it seems it's definitely worth getting the new ret over the old mini.
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Actually I don't care much about the retina display. I am sure it is better but as you said PPI is still great on the mini.

What I would really like to know is if the speeds are different?

And if the latest IOS works flawless with the first version Ipad Mini

Just get yourself to a Retail store with a Mini and a Mini Retina and display, use it as if you own it and see if you can feel the difference. If the difference in performance is worth the difference in price then you should get the Mini Retina. I'd just play it safe and get the Retina, so that your device don't slow down too much when IOS 8 come knocking(look at Iphone 4 on IOS7).

Mind you, Nexus 7 2012 vs 2013 is the same proposition except for smaller PPI jump & a smaller price difference + 2013 being lighter(Mini Retina is heavier than Mini, the other way around). I picked the 2013 over 2012 without any hesitation and haven't regreted it at all).
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From the reviews, the only drawback for the new ipad mini ret is the os. It's still not matured yet. However it seems it's definitely worth getting the new ret over the old mini.

lol what?!

OP I really think you should consider getting the Air, Its thinner and lighter which makes it so much more portable than the old iPad's. carrying it shouldn't be a problem at all.
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OS = operating system.
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OS = operating system.

I get that smile.gif

What I didn't get is "It's still not matured yet". Are you serious?
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Kind of obvie I was serious. IOS7 has not matured for tablets yet.
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Kind of obvie I was serious. IOS7 has not matured for tablets yet.

On this point, I agree. Way too much crashing. Actually keeping the iPad 3's and 4's at home on iOS 6.
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