Will the iPad Mini eventually outsell the original iPad?
I just wanted to throw this question out there after spending my first day with the new iPad mini. As a current owner of the 3rd Gen iPad with Retina, I wanted to see if the benefits of a slightly smaller, lighter iPad would outweigh the incentive of the bigger Retina display. I have to say - Yes. At less than half the weight of the iPad Retina with a much more compact form factor and only a slightly smaller screen, this device is SO much more comfortable to hold. It seems like a natural evolution of the original iPad. I've read all the gripes about the screen resolution, but it really seems overblown. Had it not been for the introduction of the Retina display this year to spoil everyone, i don't think the 1024 x 768 resolution would have been so widely criticized, and anyone coming from the 1st or 2nd Gen iPad will find it's slightly higher pixel density a welcome improvement. Let's not forget the new Microsoft Surface is sporting a 10" screen at 1366 x 768, yet there doesnt seem to be too many complaints about that. Despite a few minor perceived shortcomings, I really believe the iPad Mini will go on to outsell the original, as further improvements will make it the most appealing device. Much like the iPod Mini went on to outsell it's bigger sibling, I think the original iPad will become like the iPod Classic, soldiering on alongside the i Pad Mini with minor changes. Of course, we all know that a Retina display is eventually coming to the iPad Mini, but I'm willing to sacrifice my larger Retina iPad for the benefits of a smaller form factor. I can certainly live with a screen resolution that, while not on par with similar devices, is still better than than viewing on a typical laptop computer monitor, or even some of the latest Windows 8 devices. What are your thoughts on this?