Thoughts on the iPad Mini 6?..

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Liam | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, May 6 2022 6:43 PM

Hello! I just watched a few videos on how great the iPad mini 6 works as an ereader and I’m pretty compelled. However I haven’t heard how Logps runs on it specifically, or the thoughts of Logos readers/users specifically. So - all that said, what are your thoughts on the iPad Mini 6?..

Thanks everybody!

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 6 2022 7:40 PM

I use an iPad Mini 4, so not quite your question.  Haven't seen any reason to upgrade yet.

But a few comments:

- The button to fingerprint you is fine for a regular way to sit using it. But nothing like the face recognition of the larger iPad, when odd positions reading.

- Weight-wise, it's not competitive with my Oasis. Just talking reading pleasure. And not that much lighter than an iPad.

- Nothing plus/minus on it's Logos app ability ... just a smaller screen than an iPad.

- Of course, its primary benefit is pursability ... not an issue for you.

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 6 2022 11:38 PM

I have a Mini 6. Great device all around. It is very light (even in a case). It’s the size/weight of an average book, so it is easy to hold it for a long time when reading.

I like to use it with the speak screen function that reads my Logos resources to me through my Bluetooth earbuds and turns the pages for me while I am working out.

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Tony Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 7 2022 6:56 AM

Have a 11 pro and a mini 6. fwiw I use the mini 90% of the time or more. 
currently on sale for 399 so get one now if you’re in the market. 

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 7 2022 8:33 AM

Tony do you know how long the sale will be going on?

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 28 2022 8:21 PM

Also - was really curious how the multitasking function worked with the Logos app. My main interest in this would be to open the Logos app side by side with an app like Kindle or Marvin - or Dynalist for note taking (or Arcing!). This would be one of my main purposes in purchasing the iPad - but I‘m not very familiar with the multitasking function and am not sure if the Logos app is even able to do it. Does anyone have experience using it with multitasking?

Thanks all!

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 28 2022 8:42 PM

Liam:

Also - was really curious how the multitasking function worked with the Logos app. My main interest in this would be to open the Logos app side by side with an app like Kindle or Marvin - or Dynalist for note taking (or Arcing!). This would be one of my main purposes in purchasing the iPad - but I‘m not very familiar with the multitasking function and am not sure if the Logos app is even able to do it. Does anyone have experience using it with multitasking?

Thanks all!

The Mini 6 can multitask in both portrait and landscape modes, but there isn't much room for doing anything on a Mini when you split the screen. Even on an 11-inch iPad Pro multitasking doesn't give you a lot of room, although you will have more than the Mini. On a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, in landscape mode you have the equivalent to two iPad Mini screens side by side. It's much better for multitasking.

You could use slide-over mode. You could have your Logos app open in the full screen mode and then slide over your notetaking app when you wanted to add a note and then slide it back off the screen to go on reading in the Logos app.

Here's a link on multasking on an iPad: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207582 

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 28 2022 8:46 PM

Multitasking is app-specific. The Logos apps do it, also Kindle (examples below, 2 FL apps ... Kindle works also). Don't know about your other apps. Multitasking is as you expect ... fully functional; just narrower.

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 28 2022 9:00 PM

Thank you Bill & DMB! Those are very helpful! Thanks for the pics DMB! I think I would mostly be using it in landscape mode so it would basically be the equivalent of two very large phone screens side by side. However I would also love if it could split the screen horizontally when the iPad was in a portrait orientation. Not sure if it can do that - but I’m hoping it would basically accomplish the same views you can get when you are using the normal split screen in portrait on the Logos app - say top screen a Bible in Logos, and bottom screen a commentary in the Kindle app. Better yet - maybe even 3 screens at once - Logos with its own split screen running two resources on top - and the kindle app as well below (though - things would obviously get very crowded quickly..). 

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 29 2022 6:21 AM

Yes ... portrait is basically what I use the multiple apps view for ... 2 FL apps, and both split view.  I have one with largely OL stuff (OT/LXX/NT), and the other Bible and monograph (the monograph being the point ... I use desktop for more serious Bible study).

Although iOS includes 3 tiny buttons on the top (which messes up several of my apps), I keep the FL apps in the lower display panel, where it's easy to quickly drag-and-add an app (then later subtract when done) as I read along.

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 29 2022 9:55 AM

Here are some screen shots on the Mini 6.

This is landscape with the windows of equal length.

In portrait, it can only split the screen side by side. It can't split it one window on top of the other. 

In landscape, you can resize one or the other of the windows.

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David Wanat | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 29 2022 10:30 AM

I had a Mini 4. It handled the Logos app just fine. I imagine the 6 will do likewise. I did upgrade to the Air 3 because I wanted a larger screen.

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 29 2022 10:58 AM

Thanks guys! Thanks for the pics Bill. Oh yeah I see how the screen gets cramped pretty quick! Hoping the text can get much smaller than what you have pictured there. Bummer that it can’t have a upper and lower split screen in portrait. However the landscape does look like it would workout well - as long as I can shrink the text a bit down. Thank you guys for the shots and information!

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 3 2022 9:20 AM

Ok! I went for it! 

Got it yesterday and absolutely love being able to run 2 of the Logos apps or Logos beside other reading/pdf apps! 

Thanks everybody!

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