iPad mini 2: Retina or not?

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    Will Apple announce a iPad mini 2 with retina display or not?

    If not, will you buy it (assuming it has some kind of upgraded internals)?

    Honestly, I don't think I will buy if I don't get a retina screen on the next mini.
     
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    If the Mini has Retina- I'll buy it, but I'll probably wait until December or January to get it.

    No Retina- No buy! I'll just hang on to my 1st gen Mini. ;)
     
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    Oh yeah, baby! A7 Chip!!! Retina display! Mimo Antennas!
     
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    I do miss touch ID, though....but this is enough.
     
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    Now that the iPad Air is slimmer and lighter, one has to wonder if that is the one to go for...
     
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    There is an 128GB model of the iPad mini with Retina. $829 for LTE version.
     
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    The new mini will weigh 331g (0.75 pounds). The previous version weighs 312g (0.69 pounds), LTE versions. It is up 0.3mm in thickness, to 7.5mm from 7.2mm.
     
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    I can't believe Apple listened. The mini Retina is the same tablet as the Air, but with a higher ppi display. The only issue then is battery life. I bet it will be inferior in terms of battery life. You can't beat physics.
     
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    Apple claims that it will have the same 10 hour battery life as the original iPad mini.
     
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    The website says up to 10 hours of battery life and then gives a footnote saying it depends on use. We shall see. I won't be upset if it only gets 9 vs 10....the iPad 3 took a similar hit on battery life. The other features are more important to me as the battery life is more than long enough.
     

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