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What? No iPad mini Retina (are you kidding me???)!!!

Discussion in 'iPad Mini Forum' started by AQ_OC, Jul 18, 2013.

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    One can only hope thats not true
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    Unfortunately, the title doesn't suggest there may not be a retina version in the fall. A retina mini is something a lot of people are expecting and wanting and there has been much discussion of it here. If Apple decides not to release it this year after so many others have introduced high-res screens on tablets, what can the excuse be? Of course, if they don't release one then I won't be compelled to upgrade, but I think a lot of folks will find Apple waning in competitiveness.
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    You may be right although the same argument has been made since the original iPad, when updates have come out and they haven't included something that other tablets have then the downfall of Apple has been predicted......if they don't update with retina display then I'm sure that they have their reasons and I'm also sure they'll do ok.

    Personally, my eyes are so bad that I may not be able to tell the difference anyway......so I can definitely wait lol!

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    Apple never did, and never will, add USB ports and removable batteries...but they invented the retina display. Them not following through there is going to leave people with a real reason to scratch their heads. Of course, if the the reason is because battery life will drop too much or the weight increase will be too large, then I can live with that. Thinking back, that was the reason I gave them a pass last November....geez...
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    Lol, beware of the words that you put into print, they may come back to haunt you!

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    I'm with you on this one. If Apple doesn't release a new iPad Mini w/Retina due to added weight and/or decreased battery life, I would pass on it. My favorite things about the Mini are the current weight and battery life. I can live with the screen as it is now. Plus, a new Mini with no Retina/decreased battery life/heavier will keep me from going broke...I wouldn't have to buy another Mini this year! :)
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    Woohoo--I just ordered my iPad mini! I am ok without having retina display--quite honestly, I don't think I would have noticed. My shipping date to the store is next Thursday!! Yippee!! :) :)
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    You'll probably notice the screen is better as it has the same number of pixels as the iPad 2 but in a smaller space!

    Congratulations, I can't wait to see the photos when it arrives!

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    Thank you!

    What have I been waiting for I ask myself?? I can't wait--and will certainly do an unboxing when it ships!! :)
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    Congratulations ski! Welcome to the ranks of iPad mini owners. Now Mickey and Minnie are finally together.
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    Thanks, Sci...I did come across some Disney cases...oh they are all so cute! Can't wait!! :)
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    Good for you, Ski! I think you'd notice the retina, but there are other important things in life beyond retina. :)
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    Thanks, AQ! :)

    I just couldn't wait any longer, I've been chomping at the bit for this mini for a long time! Maybe I would have noticed the Retina display-but that's ok. The stats on the current mini sounds just as impressive! :)
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    Just for the record, I love my mini! :)
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    I totally believe you and everybody else who has one! :)
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    For what it's worth, I have had the iPad mini for a while and now have an iPad 4. Despite being a picky and impatient person who specializes in graphic artwork.. the lack of retina on the iPad mini isn't noticeable to me. I have a feeling some folks over-emphasise the situation and try to portray the iPad mini as "lacking" a vital feature. Making mountains out of mole hills and all.

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    It's probably eyesight differences.

    I have an iPad 2, iPad 4, iPhone 4S, touch 5 and a friend loaned me a mini iPad while traveling for months. I can instantly see the differences among all the screens. Just using IPF, I can see the diffs in characters and logos.

    I can live with a fuzzier screen on iPad 2 since it's an older device. But given the choice, I'd rather have retina and newer guts on any new purchase.

    I'm surprised how little I've used the borrowed mini. (My friend even let me wipe it to factory settings and load all my apps.) I figure it's because its primary advantage to me -- weight -- is not useful because my friend's mini is wifi-only, so I don't take it out. At home, I'd rather use a full-size screen, unless reading a book, in which case my Kindle Fires both have better screens than the mini.
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    Love my mini so much. Best impulse buy ever. Bought it at a Best Buy vending machine deal at LAX. Had an iPad 3 and Nexus 7 before it. Gladly sold both after this thing entered my life. I use it for everything and the weight/battery life are the selling points for me. The mini rocks!

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