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iPad Mini – Now Available To Purchase – Should You Or Shouldn’t You?

The Apple iPad Mini Wi-Fi version is now available to purchase directly from an Apple Store near you but should you or shouldn’t you? Are you still undecided where this magical device fits into your photography workflow?

If so, we recommend you read the following three posts. We asked three key mobile photography app developers last week how they thought the iPad Mini would be of benefit to mobile photographers. This is what they said:

Mike Hardaker – 645 PRO

Tai Shimizu – Filterstorm

Jens Daemgen – ProCamera

Having read those Opinions, if you’re feeling more like taking the plunge now, check out what’s available below:

What’s Available?



At present you can only pick up a Wi-Fi version starting at $329/£269 for the 16GB version. The 32 GB version will set you back $429/£349 and the 64 GB, $529/£429. In the US and UK shipping dates are displaying as 2 weeks.

Click here to find out more and/or purchase

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com


  • Tony Leung

    No iPad mini for me until Retina display added. I will go touch one in the store just to confirm my suspicion.

  • Laurence Zankowski


    I played with one at the Best Buy in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. I am smitten. The fit and finish. Wow. Dozens of folks came in and disregarded everything else including its big brother. I want!, the retina display is not an issue with me. Just holding it in my hand and goofing with it. My next Apple purchase. It will be set up with minimal apps( my app addiction from you, the app whisperer is a bit overwhelming at this point) strictly image, video and audio acquisition device for me. My iPad 2 will be the work horse, beta testing machine.

    It will be big…

    Be well,