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Buy an iPad Mini Now or Wait iPad Mini 2?

Steve Sent us a question below:

Would you suggest this generation of the iPad mini is worth getting, or waiting for the next-generation(iPad mini 2), which may have Retina display is a better option?

We know the recent rumor that the sequel to the iPad Mini could be coming as early as spring 2013, just like the next iPhone, according to a report from CNET. While there probably won’t be game-changing improvements, the iPad Mini 2 is also supposed to feature an HD Retina display, according to insiders who spoke to DigiTimes. Other than that, not much is known, other than it will most likely be priced the same as the iPad Mini.

The best time to buy hardware is when you need it. If you can use the mini now, and feel it’s a good value, then go ahead and pick it up. The secret is to make a buy/don’t buy decision on the current offerings, not necessarily the iPad minis that may or may not be announced in the future.

That the iPad mini continues as a strong seller in the tablet arena shows that people want an iPad more than they want a Retina display. Many users here at the iPadinTouch blog own minis, and love the portable form factor combined with the iPad experience.

We are waiting for the first set of refurbished iPad minis, which we expect to see somewhere around April. Far from purchasing at the peak, you can wait for better deals on slightly outdated hardware for the best buying value.

If you want Retina, you can always wait the iPad mini 2. You will, however, need you great patience.

Got advice for Steve? Add your thoughts to the comments.