If you are an iOS fan in the market for a tablet then you may have a hard time deciding whether you want the iPad 4 or the iPad Mini. So which of these devices is better suited for your needs? Well there are many factors to take into account such as portability vs. power and the cost of course: $329 vs $499.
iPad Mini vs iPad 4
Those who thought they would have the latest iPad for another year when they bought it 8 months ago, were surprised to find out that Apple have released another newer version – the iPad 4th generation. The product line of Apple can be mapped out starting with the iPod Touch 5G or the iPhone 5. The introduction of the iPad Mini should actually fall in between here. So if you want something between these two devices then the iPad Mini fits this category to a tee.
iPad Mini: The iPad Mini does come slightly lower in cost than the iPad 4 and it is smaller and lighter. It has basically the same components and the body of the iPod Touch 5G and it comes with the A5 processor. It has no Retina Display, so you’re looking at something like the iPad 2. The iPad Mini will be offered in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions for $329, $429 and $529 for the Wi-Fi only version. If you want it with 3G GSM/CDMA and 4G then the prices are $459 for the 16GB, $559 for the 32GB and $659 for the 64GB versions.
iPad 4: The iPad 4 has a retina display and is the very latest in the line-up of iPads. It comes with everything the New iPad ‘3’ has plus a little more. It is faster, thanks to the A6X processor, it comes with the Lightning connector and it works on LTE. The iPad 4 is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB at $499, $599 and $699. If you want the device with 3G GSM/CDMA and 4G then you will pay $629 for the 16GB, $729 for the 32GB and $829 for the 64GB.
If you simply have to have the latest iPad from Apple, with all the best features and specs, then the iPad 4 should be in your Xmas list. However if your main purpose is to have access to those wonderful tablet optimized apps only then the iPad Mini is your answer as it gets the job done. This is also the reason why I would recommend the iPad Mini over the iPod Touch 5G.