What are the real differences?
Major sources such as the New York Times have covered smart devices and their similarities and differences, specifically, the iPad mini and iPad Air, because the debate just goes on and on. It used to be an easier choice. If you wanted something you could more simply carry around and bring places, then you opted for the smaller device. If you wanted better clarity and visuals, you went for a device with a bigger screen, usually being larger in size overall. But now, you can have the level of clarity you want with even the smallest screen. Smartphones and tablets truly have a level of intelligence in their design that can’t be debated.
The iPad mini (Retina Display) and iPad Air have identical screen resolution. The iPad Air is slightly larger, but to some users, the larger screen is a bit annoying. Say you like reading on your iPad late at night. When the screen is bigger like this, it can actually make the user experience more tiring. You’d be surprised at how much effort actually goes into perusing around a screen. There are little movements in terms of your arms, fingers and hands that add up when you are trying to do something otherwise relaxing, such as playing around on a tablet screen.
Those who have limited vision might find that the iPad Mini, on the other hand, is just too small and that it is almost strenuous to read the screen. What it really comes down to is personal preference. There are benefits to both the iPad Mini and iPad Air, but it is best to pick the one that best suits your needs. Maybe you simply can’t afford the more expensive one, so that makes your decision a lot easier. If you have flexibility with finances, then look into the details of each. Remember there are different model numbers, such as the Air (A1566, A1567, A1474, A1475) and mini (A1599, A1600, A1489), etc.