1. Peligro911's Avatar
    I'm greedy. I want both. I've noticed some lag in FPS games like Modern Combat 4, especially when a notification pops up. But that could be a memory issue as well.
    That's common even on my ipad 4 .. I love that game lol


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    06-27-2013 04:09 PM
  2. Gators625's Avatar
    could sombody explain to my why that is the case? just look at the iTouch, brilliant (retina) display and even thinner than iPad Mini and/or iPhone5. Why shouldnt they be capable of upgrading the screen to retina and still retain the fineness?
    The iPod touch is also pushing a significant lower number of pixels with that display. The resolution on a retina iPod touch and a retina iPad mini are different. The iPad retina has close to 3 millions pixels...iPod touch is much, much lower so it doesn't take as much processing power to make it run. Hence an A5 is totally fine for an iPod but the iPad needs something like an A6X to make it run well.
    06-28-2013 12:32 PM
  3. melbsteve's Avatar
    The iPod touch is also pushing a significant lower number of pixels with that display. The resolution on a retina iPod touch and a retina iPad mini are different. The iPad retina has close to 3 millions pixels...iPod touch is much, much lower so it doesn't take as much processing power to make it run. Hence an A5 is totally fine for an iPod but the iPad needs something like an A6X to make it run well.
    and the A6X processor is substantially thicker? Isn't the new iPad (5) rumoured to be as thin as the Mini? So they must have found a way to compress it... which in turn would pave the way for the Mini?
    06-29-2013 05:39 AM
  4. j7469's Avatar
    For me personally it's either Retina or not buying an iPad mini and sticking to my Retina iPad.

    I was disappointed seeing all the rumor reports leaning towards no retina this year but today BGR reports that is looks like there will be a retina upgrade this year. While I know this is all speculation and nothing is official until it's released I began to wonder....

    If I were apple and I had a chance to release a product one of two ways and was curious to see what the public's reaction would be if I choose to release the lowered spec'd and cheaper to make option, I would float a rumor and gauge the reaction. If it appeared too negative, I'd release a rumor going the other way and see what that reaction would be. This way I could roughly estimate the outrage of both option in the public's eye and plan accordingly.

    Just my two cents
    07-19-2013 01:15 PM
  5. Garz's Avatar
    It must be both or it's a no go for me to buy another. After using a iPhone 5, it makes the mini feel like a turtle. I won't settle for one or the other if Apple wants me to drop money in a 2nd Gen mini.
    07-19-2013 03:29 PM
  6. jclisenby's Avatar
    Faster.


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    07-19-2013 03:54 PM
  7. taz323's Avatar
    Retina
    07-19-2013 04:38 PM
  8. thatgirl87's Avatar
    Both and with phone capabilities.


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    07-19-2013 07:08 PM
  9. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Both.
    08-11-2013 11:21 PM
  10. melbsteve's Avatar
    well it looks like we ARE gonna get both :-)
    08-17-2013 07:50 AM
  11. Padron26's Avatar
    well it looks like we ARE gonna get both :-)
    Is this fact or..

    I would prefer both
    08-22-2013 12:33 AM
  12. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Retina, provided that battery life remains solid.

    I think we could well see two models, same as with the MacBook Pro.
    08-23-2013 10:27 AM
  13. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I bought the first iPad. Then I upgraded to the iPad 2 and then upgraded to the iPad 3 when it got Retina. What I learned when they released the 4th gen iPad just a few months later is that if I had only waited a few years I would have paid the exact same amount for the better hardware. So now with the iPad Mini that is going to be what I do. So until it gets Retina I will not buy one. I'm not in a hurry though so many people seem to be willing to give up everything just to get Retina. I mean one year is really going to make a huge difference to you? If they put in a faster processor, more RAM, better battery this year. Then next year better battery tech, better tweaks of the OS, an even faster processor and finally a Retina display would that not be a much better buy? Where I'm concerned my laptop or phone that I use almost every day yes I do want to upgrade the tech as fast as possible. However with the iPad that is a totally different use case I am willing to wait to get a better experience.
    08-25-2013 01:55 PM
  14. Harry Wild's Avatar
    Retina with A7 and 4GB RAM and 802.11 ac!
    09-23-2013 01:49 AM
  15. Raptor007's Avatar
    For me on previous ios devices the only issue I have had with processor updates is how quickly apple has reduced OS feature support. The processor is key to longevity so my only concern would be if we got a better screen but the same processor we could behind the times. I would hope they opt for a processor upgrade, and other enhanced features rather and batter life over display tech. I really didn't miss "retina" on my ipad mini vs ipad 3,4 so it isn't as big a need for me.
    09-24-2013 02:14 PM
  16. Eileen89's Avatar
    For me on previous ios devices the only issue I have had with processor updates is how quickly apple has reduced OS feature support. The processor is key to longevity so my only concern would be if we got a better screen but the same processor we could behind the times. I would hope they opt for a processor upgrade, and other enhanced features rather and batter life over display tech. I really didn't miss "retina" on my ipad mini vs ipad 3,4 so it isn't as big a need for me.
    I agree with you here. While a retina screen is high on my list for the next iPad Mini. Having a better processor that will support the latest iOS updates is tops for me. After having and using my Mini for almost a year now I have gotten used to the screen to the point where it doesn't really bother me any more.


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    09-24-2013 03:06 PM
  17. smileyboy's Avatar
    Both... It can't handle editing PDFs with pdf expert and switching to iBooks.


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    09-24-2013 03:38 PM
  18. phreddyl's Avatar
    I am not sure if faster alone would warrant an upgrade for me- I am selling my iPad 3 and holding onto my mini- unless blown away I cant see myself buying the full size one again. Of course a gold mini...
    10-15-2013 09:09 AM
  19. fluppyboy's Avatar
    I'd go for performance any day. Maybe its just me but the ipad mini screen isn't bad I mean its not the best but if I had to choose it would definitely be performance. Nothing worse than a slow/laggy tablet because the processor has trouble pushing all the pixels
    Ditto.
    10-23-2013 10:31 AM
  20. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Well, we got both.
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    10-23-2013 01:48 PM
  21. fightcrazy's Avatar
    Performance and storage before display. I thought the screen on the mini is fine.


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    10-24-2013 02:05 AM
  22. Jamalaya's Avatar
    superpower will entice me to update.
    10-24-2013 04:11 AM
  23. NFLPLAYBOOK's Avatar
    Performance over pixels any day. Though I'm glad with retina Mini you get both.
    11-03-2013 07:49 PM
  24. JobSteves's Avatar
    If Apple has to choose between a Retina iPad mini that has the same or slightly lower performance (like iPad 3 compared to iPad 2), or much faster, better performing non-Retina iPad mini (like iPad 2 compared to iPad 1 - more RAM, faster chip), which would you rather they choose?
    I'll chose both.


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    03-19-2014 04:27 AM
  25. meashishnd's Avatar
    retina mini have A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor and iPad mini have Dual-core A5 chip 1 huge processor 2 display difference
    speed wise performance wise both are working fine ... i think choose retina mini
    03-19-2014 04:39 AM
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