Poll: which iPad mini will you be pre-ordering?

By , Oct 25, 2012

Apple, as you know, starts taking pre-orders for the iPad mini tomorrow, October 26, through its online store in 26 different countries. Friday the following week, WiFi-only models are scheduled to land simultaneously on store shelves in 34 countries around the world with the WiFi + Cellular model arriving “a couple of weeks after the WiFi models”, according to Apple.

You can place your pre-order for any iPad mini model, either cellular or WiFi-only, at midnight tonight. The device will also be available in the United States on carriers AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless. The 16GB WiFi version starts at $329. The more capacious models each cost a $100 more than the previous one.

Want 4G LTE capability? That’s a $130 extra versus its WiFi-only counterpart. So, which iPad mini is you?

We’re asking people who decided to pass on the iPad mini to refrain from voting in order not to slant the results.

Here, cast your vote now.


Asked where the device should start at, about one-third of respondents told us that $199 was the magic price point and another third voted $249. Less then seven percent felt Apple could get away with a $329 iPad mini, which is exactly what the company priced the gizmo at.

Another poll has seven out of each ten respondents saying they wouldn’t consider a non-Retina iPad mini. The iPad mini, of course, has the same 1,024-by-768 pixel resolution display as all iPad models prior to the third-generation Retina iPad.

A poll we ran right after the announcement revealed approximately a third of respondents were disappointed with the device’s resolution, with another third saying they’d hoped the iPad mini would have been cheaper.

Lastly, when we asked you yesterday if you were planning on getting one, four out of each ten respondents voted “Yes”.

Feel free to explain your choice of iPad model down in the comments.

As for me, I’m getting a 64 gigabyte white & silver model.

I don’t need 4G LTE at this point because my current plan provides plenty of cellular data I can share with my other devices. Besides, I’ll jump on the LTE bandwagon this time next year, when telcos finally finish the commercial roll-out of this technology.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremylucy Jeremy Lucy

    I really wouldn’t mind having one of these…not sure I’ll be preordering though :-(

  • http://twitter.com/Pitchy Pitchy

    There isn’t an option for NONE. So no need to vote. Price is the reason for me not wanting the mini.

    • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

      If you dont want it dont vote….

      • http://twitter.com/Pitchy Pitchy

        I didn’t it… but it would be nice to see that as an option. But it’s easy to forget about options on an Apple fan site, as often options are either non-existent or sold to you as $30 accessories.

      • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

        Alright I understand what you meant sorry

  • http://twitter.com/asafmoraz Asaf Moraz

    64GB is great but the price range is just crazyyyyy so 16gb of course.

  • coejam

    I will pre-order surface mini.
    Just joking

    • http://twitter.com/El_Barto_01 El Barto

      Surface is laggy, very awkward to use. More laptop but with less power so I call it a netbook for geeks

  • http://twitter.com/fr8cture Eric

    No retina? I’ll pass that resolution is so outdated. Its like the new iPod Touch with the 4th gen iPod Touch screen.

    • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

      We are all assuming the display is crap because it doesn’t have the word “retina” but the display on iPad mini is a, bright IPS display with full RGB colors and has a higher pixel density then the iPad 2, also its a smaller display so things are more tight making it even harder to distinguish pixels

      • http://twitter.com/Pitchy Pitchy

        1024×768 would be great if this were the year 2002 and not 2012.

      • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

        And if they went retina here is a list of complaints:
        -iPad Mini getting to warm
        -Ipad Mini has poor battery life
        -Ipad mini will be even more expensive
        -iPad mini wont be as thin
        -Ipad mini will weigh more
        -Ipad Mini Bezel is to thick
        -Due to the new resolution all 275,000 ipad apps wont work

        If you upgrade to a 7.9in retina display, the A5 chip wont cut causing a chain reaction in hardware upgrades (bigger battery etc…) it and it will easily raise the price another 100$ at that point why not buy the ipad 4

      • http://twitter.com/Pitchy Pitchy

        of course, what was I thinking. I mean all of those apps that worked for iPad 1 and iPad 2 had to be updated for iPad 3… so silly me for thinking that if they Retinized that shit that all of those apps that work with iPad 3 would work with the Mini with the same resolution.

      • iUser2012

        Your possible complaint list does not justify the overpriced shrunk iPad. The product is less than what some people expected and putting a fruit logo on it does not make everyone like it.

      • http://twitter.com/fr8cture Eric

        Funny the nexus 7 has a 720p screen and is much cheaper than the base model.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steijnbeekman Steijn Beekman

    embrace yourselves: the “none” comments are coming. if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say nothing at all!

    • MagicDrumSticks

      So saying that I don’t want to buy the mini because it’s a ripoff is not nice? So according to you I should bend over for apple and not voice my concern, how about next time, YOU don’t say anything and let the “none” people voice their opinion. Tool.

      • Bob

        Apple could care less what you think.. They don’t need you opinion or your ideas. They do just fine without you

      • MagicDrumSticks

        Obviously you care though. And since I hurt your feelings by insulting your precious company, I feel
        Good.

      • http://www.facebook.com/steijnbeekman Steijn Beekman

        what i meant was, is that there’s no option for none, so this discussion is not meant for you.

      • MagicDrumSticks

        at least according to you. I think it’s important to
        List my option as none so I WILL comment. If you don’t like the “discussion” the dont come here.

      • http://www.facebook.com/steijnbeekman Steijn Beekman

        if you think so, it’s okay. i like this discussion btw.

  • http://twitter.com/tnkrulz Taimur Khan

    None have a ipad 3.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shugtexas Shug Tha UndaDawg

    R.I.P. Steve Jobs

  • https://twitter.com/CAST2000 Luis Castro

    My issue is price. I understand this is a “premium” device but come on Apple $329… would have been killer at $249. Plus you guys have been pushing Retina Displays with all your devices (iPhone, iPad, MacBooks), what happened here.

    • http://twitter.com/El_Barto_01 El Barto

      You know apple is not a charity right?

      • MagicDrumSticks

        Stfu with your charity comment you spineless sheep

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.tilden.9 Jamie Tilden

    I really wish it was cheaper. I’ve always wanted a portable device to keep and listen to my entire music collection, but the 64gb is too much for me to afford this :(

    • iApplefanboy7

      ^iPod classic

  • Telejeesus

    16Gb WLAN 339€

  • http://twitter.com/franklylife Frank Anthony

    Not buying so No vote!

  • http://twitter.com/wmyolo William Melendez

    I’ll be getting the iPad 4

  • http://twitter.com/wmyolo William Melendez

    My first iPad

  • DomPerignon1

    I will not buy this thing. Why should I spend $329 for a smaller iPad 2?

  • Thomas Gehman

    I voted which one I *would* get if I was gonna by one. But I’m not, cause my parents won’t let meee…

    • http://twitter.com/El_Barto_01 El Barto

      Umm work? Or sell yourselft.

  • http://twitter.com/ihxclos Carlitos 

    I’m getting one. I think it’ll make a great pocketable car dash system.

  • http://twitter.com/MattGMckenzie Matt ✵ McKenzie

    The result I want to see is how many responded to the poll in comparison to pageviews. That’s the interesting statistic.

    • http://www.facebook.com/steijnbeekman Steijn Beekman

      totally right