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Old Feb 12, 2013, 02:28 AM   #1
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lol The iPad Mini's screen is terrible

today i was so bored that i went to the apple store even though my legs were sore and i had my hands on the ipad mini the first time, first impression was it's so light, and then when i looked at the screen, it was terrible, at home screen i couldn't really tell the difference but when i opened the settings app and saw the text on there, it looked very bad imo (because the text is small, but if that's a retina screen then it would be easier on the eyes)

ipad mini users who have used retina screens devices, what do you think?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 02:35 AM   #2
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Apple spoiled me with Retina. First the iPhone,then the iPad, and then the Macbook. Can't go back. Mini does look blurry, but not for long.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 06:58 PM   #3
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Apple spoiled me with Retina. First the iPhone,then the iPad, and then the Macbook. Can't go back. Mini does look blurry, but not for long.
THIS. i know how that feel bro. practically ruined every other display for me out there, EXCEPT the nokia lumia phones, they come in 2nd to apple when it comes to displays on cellphones imo.

super happy with my ipad 3 and soon retina macbook
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 08:23 AM   #4
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Apple spoiled me with Retina. First the iPhone,then the iPad, and then the Macbook. Can't go back. Mini does look blurry, but not for long.
Couldn't agree more! Retina or bust!!!
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 02:37 AM   #5
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today i was so bored that i went to the apple store even though my legs were sore and i had my hands on the ipad mini the first time, first impression was it's so light, and then when i looked at the screen, it was terrible, at home screen i couldn't really tell the difference but when i opened the settings app and saw the text on there, it looked very bad imo (because the text is small, but if that's a retina screen then it would be easier on the eyes)

ipad mini users who have used retina screens devices, what do you think?
Omg. I know. I bought one and was pretty disappointed with it. Returned it for a retina ipad. SOOOO much happier
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 06:58 AM   #6
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today i was so bored that i went to the apple store even though my legs were sore...
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Omg. I know. I bought one and was pretty disappointed with it.
I also had sore legs so walked to the Apple store and like Tyler after trying one out bought a mini iPad and was so disappointed with it...I can't read the text without Retina! its all blurry in fact I think this thread is about cake baking but can't read the text to be sure?.....

What should I do?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:50 AM   #7
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I laugh at the people who think the iPad mini screen is horrible.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 02:38 AM   #8
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I am too spoiled by retina,after going iphone 4 to 4s and retina ipad,
Apple brought me down to normal panel and I am honestly disappointed by mini's display.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:11 AM   #9
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today i was so bored that i went to the apple store even though my legs were sore and i had my hands on the ipad mini the first time, first impression was it's so light, and then when i looked at the screen, it was terrible, at home screen i couldn't really tell the difference but when i opened the settings app and saw the text on there, it looked very bad imo (because the text is small, but if that's a retina screen then it would be easier on the eyes)

ipad mini users who have used retina screens devices, what do you think?
What do your legs have to do with this story?

I enjoy my iPad Mini, it's small and doesn't need a retina display. If it hurts your eyes, you should go get them checked?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 05:45 AM   #10
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What do your legs have to do with this story?
If he didn't have legs then he couldn't have walked into the Apple store (despite them being tired), thus stopping the story from ever have occurring.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 05:56 AM   #11
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I was going to get Ipad mini because my Ipad 2 hurts my wrist holding it to play card games.

But then to get a tablet smaller than Ipad and equally bad in screen resolution, i might as well just get myself an Iphone. At least one of my device is retina.
The iPad Mini screen looks better than the iPad 2....

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If he didn't have legs then he couldn't have walked into the Apple store (despite them being tired), thus stopping the story from ever have occurring.
True, but he mentions they are sore, does it matter?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:28 PM   #12
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True, but he mentions they are sore, does it matter?
His sore legs are a fundamental part of the plot described in this thread.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 01:55 PM   #13
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If he didn't have legs then he couldn't have walked into the Apple store (despite them being tired), thus stopping the story from ever have occurring.
I managed to finish reading these posts even though it made my head sore.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 02:00 PM   #14
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Puts things in perspective. Poor me, I only have an iPad 2. I'll try to get by.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 02:02 PM   #15
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Troll thread. Bunch of new members bitching about the mini again. Yawn.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:58 PM   #16
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I managed to finish reading these posts even though it made my head sore.
Is it me?
Am I the drunk one here?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 04:20 PM   #17
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I managed to finish reading these posts even though it made my head sore.
try not to walk ..........





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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:37 AM   #18
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I have a retina ipad, and yes the noticeable worse. Infact, my previous Nexus 7 had a better screen. But I still love my mini, I have it with me everywhere. I read a lot more now then before.

Not perfect but the size of the device makes up for it. And don't get me started comparing it to the nexus... I won't be getting any android device in the near future.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:47 AM   #19
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I have a retina ipad, and yes the noticeable worse. Infact, my previous Nexus 7 had a better screen. But I still love my mini, I have it with me everywhere. I read a lot more now then before.

Not perfect but the size of the device makes up for it. And don't get me started comparing it to the nexus... I won't be getting any android device in the near future.
I keep hoping google will just give up or spend a little more giving companies more money for better materials.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 05:27 AM   #20
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I was going to get Ipad mini because my Ipad 2 hurts my wrist holding it to play card games.

But then to get a tablet smaller than Ipad and equally bad in screen resolution, i might as well just get myself an Iphone. At least one of my device is retina.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:56 AM   #21
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today i was so bored that i went to the apple store even though my legs were sore and i had my hands on the ipad mini the first time, first impression was it's so light, and then when i looked at the screen, it was terrible, at home screen i couldn't really tell the difference but when i opened the settings app and saw the text on there, it looked very bad imo (because the text is small, but if that's a retina screen then it would be easier on the eyes)

ipad mini users who have used retina screens devices, what do you think?
I'm typing this post on an ipad mini. Once I got used to the smaller text, it look fine to me. I had a ipad 3 and a ipad 4. Even with the smaller text, I prefer the ipad mini. People are really exagerating about how bad the screen is.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:24 AM   #22
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I have a rMBP, iPad 3 and iPhone 5 and yes, iPad mini...

Yes, high resolution displays are awesome! But that does not mean other screens are 'terrible'.

The mini is a very functional device and a heck of a lot more convenient than the iPad 3 for getting stuff done on the go.

Will I buy a retina mini? Sure, but until then the iPad mini is a perfectly fine device (imo).
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:40 AM   #23
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yep, had a mini and returned it for the retina..wow, what a difference...i am like the poster above only reversed. i laugh when i see people saying the mini screen is great. however, when the mini gets retina it is gonna be one NICE device!!!
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:43 AM   #24
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yep, had a mini and returned it for the retina..wow, what a difference...i am like the poster above only reversed. i laugh when i see people saying the mini screen is great. however, when the mini gets retina it is gonna be one NICE device!!!
It's pretty commonplace to know that the first iteration of any Apple product will always be missing something that is held back intentionally for version 2.

With the iPad Mini it's the Retina Display.

EDIT: Also, don't lie and say you can't tell the difference between the mini's display and a retina panel. That's like someone saying they can't tell the difference between DVD and Blu-Ray.
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