iPad mini 2: Retina or not?

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  1. AQ_OC

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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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    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

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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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    Well this certainly makes our choices a bit more difficult to make now after watching the keynote speech! :) looking forward to playing with a few when it can!
     
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    I have been waiting for the mini with retina display, now I'm torn!
     
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    It certainly throws a wrench into our decision making now, doesn't it? ;)
     
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    YUP! I'm gonna need help from my forum friends on this one!!
     
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    For me....the ppi for the mini retina will be the same as the iPhone....and since it is the same as the larger one in terms of internals, but still less expensive, that is the buy for me. I will get the 128 GB LTE version in black, or space gray (or whatever it is called). I just wish I could get it now.
     

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