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That was a lot of complaints. But despite all of them I dearly love the iPad Mini and have gone so far as to replace my iPad Pro with one. If anybody asked me if they should do the same I would be loathe to say yes.
I did the same; no regrets so far. Hoping to sell my iPad Pro for (at least) the price of the iPad mini and never look back.
Not that the iPad Pro was a bad device, just that I ended up getting an M1 MacBook Air and have no need for the Pro anymore. It just doesn’t fit my life as well as the MacBook does, for the stuff I like to do, and iPadOS 15 was a huge disappointment for me as someone who wanted exciting features like "actually work properly with an external monitor".
I bought the iPad Pro as a "could I replace a laptop with this" experiment during the time when Apple’s laptops were bad, but now they’re fantastic, and the experiment, for me, is over.
The iPad mini, on the other hand, excels at all the stuff Dieter was talking about in this review – a small, convenient home computer for video, podcasts, games, reading, etc. – more of an extension of my phone than anything else, but that’s exactly what I wanted.
It’s definitely a luxury device that no one really needs, but then, I’d define most tablets that way, and for what I wanted and expected, it’s basically perfect.