Did you try to look past non-retina when purchasing the iPad Mini?
02-27-2013 03:04 PM
- The Mini will NEVER get a Retina Display.
Unless Technology takes a big leap foward in the near future.. you can't shrink the components that are used in the 10" pad down to the size needed to fit in the Mini.. It would no longer be a Mini.. Not only would there be extra girth.. but the great batterylife we are experiencing now would be down considerablely ( without adding a considerably larger HEAVIER battery ).. throw 4G LTE on top of that.. and all of a sudden the Trade-Offs are too great.. Let's not even discuss the increase cost per unit as well.
The Mini and the 3/4 are two completely different versions of the iPad.. That's what Apple is trying to get everyone to realize..12-22-2012 05:24 PMLike 2
- I'm with you 100%. To suggest the mini will never have a retina display is complete nonsense. Of course, it's anyone's guess, but let's look at history...everything else is getting retina, even the iPods. Be careful when you say NEVER here--those posts remain and it can come back to make you look foolish.12-22-2012 05:42 PMLike 2
- I won't say never. But it won't be anytime soon. Let's stop with the "retina" and say what it really is.
The ipad mini isn't likely to get 2048 x 1536 resolution. It wouldn't be just retina but a retina+ screen. This would make it superior to the bigger ipad. And those bigger ipads need every bit of the thick battery and processor they have currently to run the same amount of pixels a "retina" Mini would have. To get the ipad mini at this resolution in nearly the same form factor would make it cost Apple more to produce than the bigger ipads.12-22-2012 09:41 PM
- 12-22-2012 10:36 PM
- Why would I stop saying "retina"? Don't get your logic. Retina is how it looks, not what it "is". What I mean is that although pixel density is lower on a iPad 3/4 than a iPhone 4/4S/5, because you tend to hold your iPad further from your head than a iPhone, the iPad looks as crisp at the most reasonable distance from your eyes. Same reason a MacBook Pro with Retina isn't technically as sharp as a iPhone 5, from a density standpoint, but since we don't hold our laptops as close to our heads, it's not as big a deal, and looks great.
I'll happily march down to Apple and pay 329 for such a product though if Apple can do it. I'm just not expecting it.12-22-2012 11:05 PM
- Just picked up a new iPad this weekend and I did a in store comparison. And yes it passed on the Mini. Retina is more crisp and text is more vibrant...
Yes it may be close to some eyes. But looking at what is down the road and what I want from a tablet. Retina is the way to go IMO12-22-2012 11:08 PM
- I personally would love a retina display on my mini, because sometimes reading on the mini is a little fuzzy. Nothing horrible, but definitely noticeable. I personally wont be getting rid of it until a mini with a retina display comes out. I have both the ipad mini and Nexus 7 right now and I prefer the Nexus 7's screen more, but prefer the size of the mini more, just like I usually prefer more screen real estate on android phones most of the time. I like both of my tablets but the ipad mini is a nice size and my wife and I are flying on the 26th to visit her parents and the ipad mini is going with me and the Nexus 7 with her.
Everyone should want a higher res screen, but it doesn't make the mini a crappy tablet either. I do think it should be priced a little lower though, but it is an apple product so I knew that wasn't going to happen.12-23-2012 12:37 AM
- I just recently bought my first two tablets, first purchased a ipad mini which I loved everything about even the display then a week later I purchased a ipad4 and gave my son the mini to use I wanted a bigger screen for a few reasons so now I pick his ipad up often because I miss the size and feal but the more I use both the more I notice how less crisp the minis display is again both great products in there own way but def big difference in display also the wifi on my 4 seems to work so much better in the same room my iphone5 will have full strength my ipad4 will have full strength and the mini will only have half it's bars I don't know if this is common but in my case it is12-24-2012 02:05 PM
- Why would Apple Shoot It's Own Self In The Foot? It's a Different Class of iPad.. The Mini's *Tech* will ALWAYS be a Generation or Two behind the ***Flagship*** iPad.. So.. you might as well get use to it.
Otherwise the Mini would be the Flagship.
Think about it.
Last edited by RaiderWill; 02-28-2013 at 07:41 PM.12-27-2012 01:42 AM
- I have an iPhone 4S with a "retina" display, but when I ordered my iPad Mini back in October, I didn't care. I mean, I've used the original iPad and the iPad 2 and seeing that they had the same resolution screen as the iPad Mini, I knew it wouldn't be a problem for me, especially since the iPad Mini has a higher ppi than those due to it having a smaller screen. The people who have a problem just like to nitpick.12-27-2012 02:00 AM
- I have an iPhone 4S with a "retina" display, but when I ordered my iPad Mini back in October, I didn't care. I mean, I've used the original iPad and the iPad 2 and seeing that they had the same resolution screen as the iPad Mini, I knew it wouldn't be a problem for me, especially since the iPad Mini has a higher ppi than those due to it having a smaller screen. The people who have a problem just like to nitpick.
me to feel the way I do about the display. I was coming from using an iPad 3
with retina, and the difference was, well, obvious. I'm not nitpicking at all.12-27-2012 01:52 PM
I agree you are not nitpicking, but giving an honest opinion and assessment. I am not going to pretend because someone else says the iPad mini screen is fine. If it is for them great, but it won't be for everyone. I was initially overwhelmed with the size and weight but overtime that gave into reality.
Sent from my iPad mini using Tapatalk HD12-28-2012 12:09 AM
- I just got the mini and my wife got the iPad 4 and the screen doesn't bother me at all. I have a Nexus 7 (which I'll probably be selling soon) so I love the smaller form of the mini. This is the best tablet I've used and wouldn't think of getting rid of it for a iPad 4.12-28-2012 01:17 AM
- Maybe I am having a dense moment, but how do you figure this? If they can make iPods and iPhones with Retina displays and make them thinner and with the iPhone have 4g lte why is it impossible to do this for the mini? If they don't come out with a Retina screen next time around I think the mini will probably be a short lived product.
The Phone & Pod are 4" inch divices.. The Pad a 10" inch device.. Maybe "I" am having a Dense Moment.. but last time I check NEITHER of the Retina Units will Power / Fit the 8" inch Mini...
The Battery in the 4" inch device surely cannot power the 8" Mini for 10 Hours ( The Bar Has Been Set..Can't decrease Screen Time Now ) and the Battery in the 10" device will not fit..
So.. We are talking New Everything ( Battery,Quad-Core GPU and Retina Unit ) News Flash: It simply will not happen at this Price Point and it would no longer be a Mini.. Too Heavy.. To Expensive.. But it would have a slightly better Screen.
Yes Apple can do it.. But They Made The Decision NOT TO DO IT.
I know it takes some getting use to... But now Apple has Two Different Classes of iPad..
It's as simple as that.
Last edited by RaiderWill; 12-28-2012 at 05:19 PM.12-28-2012 05:14 AM
- I just got the mini and my wife got the iPad 4 and the screen doesn't bother me at all. I have a Nexus 7 (which I'll probably be selling soon) so I love the smaller form of the mini. This is the best tablet I've used and wouldn't think of getting rid of it for a iPad 4.
Sent from my iPad mini using Tapatalk HD12-29-2012 02:48 AM
- Just got the iPad Mini yesterday. I knew going in, that it wouldn't have the clarity of retina. That said, I was a little miffed at the 'graininess'. However, It took about 30 minutes to get used to the lower resolution.
I love it for other reasons, namely the perfect size.
Sent using Tapatalk12-29-2012 11:28 AM
- It depends om what's most important for your uses and needs. I read a great deal on my iPad. Display is paramount to me and as much as I like the form factor of the mini, display, for me, trumps weight and portability. The lesser display is not something I'd get used to or be able to overlook the more I used the mini.12-29-2012 01:12 PM
- For Me Retina Wasn't A Deal Breaker... I Can Def See How It Doesn't Compare To The 3 or 4 Image Wise... But My 3 Was Just Not Comfortable For Me To Carry Everywhere... Simply Put... I Wanted A Smaller Tablet & Apple Was The Way To Go... Hope To See At Least A More Powerful Chip Next Go Round... But At The Price, Along With Thinness & Lightness... I Won't Complain... That's Just Me Tho...
iPhone 5 32gb, iPad 3 32gb, iPad Mini LTE 32gb, Apple TV3 x2..... Love The Ecosystem... 😜12-31-2012 03:40 PM
I'm willing to get the mini will always be at least one or two product cycles behind the 9.7 inch iPad. Just look at this now. It matches the specs of the iPad 2 almost exactly and now we have the 3rd and 4th gen. It just won't happen. I find it funny how everyone throws all logic out the window when it comes to apples product line. Jony Ive and te crew are good but try don't have magic wands (like some believe). We won't see a retina display in the mini for at least another two years if even then.01-05-2013 09:37 PM
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