This Is the New iPad You Should Buy
Overwhelmed with choice on the
For almost everybody:
Get the 32GB iPad Mini with Wi-Fi in white .
Why the mini?
A 7.9-inch display is the sweet spot for screen size. It's too big to be a phone, but not so big that it's pointless to have one along with your laptop. It's portable, but not too flimsy. And it's not so small that you won't want to stream TV shows and movies on it. Better yet, it's finally got that
retina displayyou've been waiting for.
16GB fills up pretty quickly on an
iPhone, so it's going to be even more of a problem on your video-friendly tablet. Now that Apple's upped the resolutionon the now-retina screen and improved the iPad mini's cameras, you're going to need a little extra storage to accommodate for the extra pixels. 64GB might be overkill though, especially if you keep most of your media in external storage or the cloud.
- Why Wi-Fi? How often do you see yourself so desperate for an internet connection that you'll actually have to use data? Most places you go have Wi-Fi, and if you really care, you could tether your iPad to your phone.
Sure, Apple knocked thirty bucks
off the price of the first-gen mini, but that display still isn't worth it.
- Why white? Because white is so fresh and so clean, clean. We'd love to see an iPad mini in rainbow hues a la iPhone 5C, but in the meantime, white is nice. And for a little personality, pick whatever color smart case matches your personality.
But there are exceptions:
Maybe you're a salmon swimming upstream. That's ok! Here's why you might go your own way:
Why 16GB? You don't have much media, you're feeling cheap.
Why data? You travel a lot, and you need to be able to get online, even when you don't have internet access.
Why space grey?
You are boring or you want something to match the
Why iPad Air? You like things that are bigger, even if that doesn't necessarily mean that they're better. You've got some extra cash to burn. They're out of iPad minis (very likely!) and you need a new iPad right friggin now.