I didn't _need_ one, of course, but made an impulse buy whilst in the states this week. It worked out about £40 cheaper (though I was in a State with various taxes) and the little US USB power adapter was a cute alternative for me (I have so many UK adapters now).
Restored from the original iPad iCloud backup (whilst still in the states) - so setup was a snap.
Whilst not quite retina, the smaller screen with the same resolution is really nice - it looks good.
... and the best bit ... it fits in my coat pocket.
I'll bring it along to the to xmas bash in case you want to have a look.
I hate to mention it, but what's wrong with the Kindle Fire HD at £159 as an alternative to the iPad Mini?
Possibly nothing - I haven't used one. Though I think the main advantage for anyone who has already bought into the iOS apps ecosystem is that you already own them from previous devices and you can just start using them on the new one - the mini in this case.
I mentioned this previously, but I was able to restore from an iPad (maxi) iCloud backup whilst I was still in the states too. All applications, data and even the app state was restored overnight - very very slick.
I have bought one iPad for a trial project at work and before I handed it over to the nurse who was going to be using it I did have opportunity to have a little play and have to say I thought it was a lovely bit of kit. I would like one at some point and suspect I will be tempted to drop the cash to buy one in the new year.
I have had a little look at the Nexus 7 and whilst it is equally slick bit of kit I am not really drawn to it, mainly due to my existing investment in iOS apps. Plus I have to say as fancy as Android is it is very definitly not as intuitive as iOS.
I am inclined to agree about Android. I have an Android phone (couldn't justify the cost of an iPhone) and generally hate it! Intuitive it certainly is not and of course Mr Cat's point about malware is correct.
Will Green: iconfessimageek Hello of old friend, Slack was such a mistake but nobody gets it right all the time :-)
Apr 25, 2019 21:13:34 GMT
Will Green: I'm really looking forward to iOS 13, at the moment the iPad hardware is way ahead of the OS. My MacBook Pro was accidentally broken, so when going on business or interviews I take my iPad. The files app seems very clumsy as it is.
Apr 25, 2019 21:20:48 GMT
Will Green: So I'm looking forward to seeing what iOS 13 has to offer.
Apr 25, 2019 21:21:23 GMT
Will Green: Hello Mr. Cat, are you going to join us again?
Apr 25, 2019 21:29:00 GMT
gavin: William you big sexy hunk of beef!
May 9, 2019 14:05:52 GMT
Steven W: 'Ey up lads & lasses, how are we all?
Aug 9, 2019 5:49:42 GMT
Will Green: Feel like I'm in empty room talking to myself...
Jul 14, 2020 20:51:06 GMT
Will Green: Hosting and email has been restored again, basically I ran out of money, but such is life and its glorious mysteries .
Jan 23, 2021 22:50:07 GMT
Will Green: Bugger. I know nobody reads this anymore, but I just wanted to say, if you or a family member or friend have been hit by this horrible disease , my thoughts and love are with you.
Jan 23, 2021 22:56:26 GMT
ajs: Hello everyone, I hope you and your families are keeping safe and well. Will I hope you are OK and hopefully one day in the not to distant future you will be able to produce another of your great podcasts, we all need cheering up in these difficult times.
Feb 7, 2021 10:12:43 GMT