AppleInsider reports today on a test carried out by Repair Labs on the iPad mini and all the previous iPads, for the purposes of examining their pixel density and image quality. When the fourth-gen iPad is compared with the iPad mini, it turns out that the pixels in the former are just two thirds the size of those of the iPad mini. This is in comparison to the iPad 2â€™s pixels, which are double the size of those of the fourth-gen iPad. This finding promoted Repair Labs to assert that the difference between the fourth-gen iPad and the iPad miniâ€™s pixels is â€œless noticeable. In fact, to the naked eye, itâ€™s negligible.â€
The pixel count has been one of the main talking points about the iPad mini, which went on sale yesterday, so itâ€™s interesting to note that it may not be quite as big an issue as some have been saying. AppleInsider also notes that it is possible that the next version of the iPad mini will have a Retina display, as component costs will decrease in future due to the stabilizing of manufacturing yield rates.
Source: Test puts iPad mini and 4th-gen iPad screens under microscope