So who is looking forward to the "New Mini", 2nd half 2013?

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  1. The OB
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    It now appears there is a second iteration of the Mini in the pipeline. Shades of iPad 3 & 4 or a natural progression?

    A report from SlashGear details that AU Optronics, one of the companies that supplies Apple with panels for the current iPad Mini (@1024x768) are expecting "to begin 2048x1536, 7.9 inch displays by the second half of 2013, with a pixel density of 324PPI."

    So Apps designed for the Retina screens should look fantastic also on "The New Mini". Or will we call that Mini 2? At least Apple may be reverting to an annual product cycle, at least for the Mini?
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    I might buy it. That will be an amazing screen. I just hope the battery life and weight won't take a hit, because if the hit is too big I won't buy it.
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    You are spot on there, and I've been also wondering about the Mini's "hard drive". My iPad3 64 gig has a Flash Drive (fast, no moving parts) and I assume also the iPad4 has it, but with the lighter Mini, what has that got? Hopefully still a flash drive? Just curious
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    The Mini also has flash storage. It's the same as its "bigger brothers."

    Marilyn
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    Yeppers!
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    Probably see the Retina Mini pad at the same time as the MaxiPad5 - March, 2014.
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    I love my mini so if I have the spare cash I'll trade it in and grab a mini2.
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    Are apple just trying to make as much money as they can out of us?? iPad 3 updated after 5mths and now iPad mini up date next year. So it's save your money and wait!!
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    ...but nobody is forcing anyone to buy the latest and greatest upon release, except themselves.

    Personally, I don't feel it necessary to go and get every new apple device that is released. I am happy with my iPad 2 and will look into the mini soon, but that is based on needs and not on a recent refresh period on a device.
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    It's one of the reasons why I didn't bother with the mini 1. I soon rather have a Retina Display mini as I'm spoiled by the RD on my iPad 3.
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    iPad mini 2 with Retina display? lol
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    i will be buying the mini next year when it comes out i be selling the old mini a couple of months before the new one comes out mind you just purely to get a better price when it come to selling it
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    (iam really enjoying the mini at the moment i'am using it more then i used the 9'7 inch iPad)
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    Just hope Apple don't do an iPad 3-4 with the iPad mini! I mean, if one with Retina Display is released spring next year, it will again be a 6-month update. Not cool.
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    Will be hanging on for the retina version. A must buy for me.

    With the competition out there they have to innovate to survive, so don't be worried about new versions arriving as it's become a fact of life.
    Enjoy what you have.
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    i couldnt agree more, I am very happy with the mini and pleased I waited, when Apple bring out the retina display I may trade mine in to get the new one but until then will enjoy what my hard earned cash has allowed me to get :)
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    Shhhh, don't tell my sister ... but as soon as a retina Mini appears? She's getting the 16GB one I have and I'm getting the retina version. Win-win all around!

    So, I already have a plan - and am enjoying the HECK out of this one now. :)

    Marilyn
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    I think I will wait for the New New "New Mini" since new stuff seems to be rolling out from Apple almost twice a year now a days :)

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