Why I Dumped the iPad 3 for a Mini

Ana Carolina, right, and Alex Barba look over iPad Mini tablet at an Apple store in Chicago on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

“So long, iPad 3. We’ve had a fun time these past eight months and I’m sorry to see you go. With your Retina display and speedy A5X processor, you’ve served me well. And it’s not you; it’s me. See, almost two years ago, I dumped the first iPad model in favor of a smaller model. Even though you trounce the new iPad mini on some specs, portability is pretty high on my list of desired features and, well—as I said in January 2011—size matters.”

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