Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:10 AM   #26
AJsAWiz
macrumors 68000
 
AJsAWiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Ohio
Send a message via AIM to AJsAWiz
Going back . . . some people do

Quote:
Originally Posted by ECUpirate44 View Post
I beg to differ. Idk how anyone uses an iOS device without a retina screen, there's no going back since the iPhone 4.
No need to beg
Some like retina displays. And to some it doesn't matter . . . personal preference.

I have an iPhone 4S and now the iPad Mini and I like them both

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by silverblack View Post
Don't like the screen of the iPad mini? Buy a new iPod touch. It's got a retina display. Screen not big enough? Use it 3 inches away from your eyes. It will look even bigger than an iPad 4.

lol
__________________
AJsAWiz
AJsAWiz is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:10 AM   #27
token787
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by sineplex View Post
of course they will make it cheaper next year... sheesh.
they'll bring out ipad mini 2 for the same price and sell ipad mini 1 for $249.

That's why they introduced the magical price of $329 so they can give you the same price as they did the last time... only NOW WITH RETINA! It's the same god damn formula they continue to do over and over. It works and you buy it anyway and they keep doing it and you buy it again.
I know Apple has to be laughing and at the same time patting themselves on the back for their marketing skills. NOMATTER, what they put out and put the Apple logo on, people is going to buy it without thinking.
token787 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:11 AM   #28
AJsAWiz
macrumors 68000
 
AJsAWiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Ohio
Send a message via AIM to AJsAWiz
Choices are great!

Quote:
Originally Posted by KimMelton661 View Post
I can't believe the number of complaints! I have mine and I BARELY notice the pixels. I think the screen is great. I am so happy with my mini.
Yep, to each his or her own

Oh, I LOVE my iPad Mini too, but that's me.
__________________
AJsAWiz
AJsAWiz is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:20 AM   #29
mlw4411
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by telefono View Post
You say the non retina display is not a huge problem then you say retina is not the greatest thing in the world ?

If retina isn't the greatest then how is your non retina screen not really a problem ?
??
mlw4411 is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:23 AM   #30
Buckeyestar
macrumors 6502a
 
Buckeyestar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by seajewel View Post
Oh look, another pointless post about how if you don't even notice it that means the display is good for everyone else.
Oh look, another pointless post about how if yo do notice it that means the display is not good enough for everyone else.
Buckeyestar is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:25 AM   #31
Chupa Chupa
macrumors G3
 
Chupa Chupa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Quote:
Originally Posted by nStyle View Post
After receiving the Mini and playing with it for the better part of the evening, the screen is definitely leaving something to be desired.

Only one reviewer so far has hit the nail on the head: Cult of Mac.

They basically sum it up by saying this is the most frustrating Apple device EVER. It is not worth a penny more than $329 and it will potentially be the best Apple product ever if it gets a retina upgrade next year.

I like it a lot so I don't think I will return it since what is available is simply reality, but man am I noticing the screen difference.
I had issues w/ the screen from the moment I saw it, but loved the way it fit my hand. It's well worth $329 but I don't understand those standing up for the screen quality. For 2012 it's passable at best. But I might be jaded being use to the iPad 3 & rMBP screens. My expectations have risen significantly. I never thought the iPad 2 screen was bad until the 3 came out.
__________________
Walled Garden ≠ Prison:
"People who use Apple products considered their options, and chose Apple. If they regret their decision, they can dump it at any time." -- Harry McCracken, Technologizer.com
Chupa Chupa is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:25 AM   #32
nStyle
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by token787 View Post
I like reading unbiased reviews, this one seems to be one.
Agreed, which is one reason why I wanted more people to read it. It seems like The Verge is now paid off by Apple, not giving any iDevice anything under a 9.
nStyle is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:39 AM   #33
pdmpolishing
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
The iPad Mini is a fantastic device, I love the size, the weight, but without doubt it needs a Retina display.

So many people will buy the mini to read books on because of the form factor. I've used the mini for a day now and spent quite a few hours reading a book, yes, you can read ok, but I wish it was retina. I read books on my iPhone 5 and the text is just sharp compared to the Mini.

Roll on Retina!
pdmpolishing is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:40 AM   #34
g0odfr1end102
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Paris, France
Quote:
Originally Posted by LiarInGlass View Post
Oh look, another pointless post about someone saying the display is a huge problem when it's really not. I've played with mine for maybe two hours or so, and I don't even notice it. The display is good. It's not retina, but retina is not the greatest thing in the world. It's an awesome device.
It's not because you're finding the iPad Mini great that others must feel the same way. I for one won't be buying as it lacks Retina. Maybe not important to you, but important to me, especially when investing $329 in a product.
__________________
APPLE
g0odfr1end102 is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:42 AM   #35
Buckeyestar
macrumors 6502a
 
Buckeyestar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by nStyle View Post
Agreed, which is one reason why I wanted more people to read it. It seems like The Verge is now paid off by Apple, not giving any iDevice anything under a 9.
It's funny how the sites that a person disagrees with always seem to be the ones that get paid off.
Buckeyestar is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:43 AM   #36
rockyroad55
macrumors 68040
 
rockyroad55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Phila, PA
Quote:
Originally Posted by nStyle View Post
After receiving the Mini and playing with it for the better part of the evening, the screen is definitely leaving something to be desired.

Only one reviewer so far has hit the nail on the head: Cult of Mac.

They basically sum it up by saying this is the most frustrating Apple device EVER. It is not worth a penny more than $329 and it will potentially be the best Apple product ever if it gets a retina upgrade next year.

I like it a lot so I don't think I will return it since what is available is simply reality, but man am I noticing the screen difference.
So what you're saying is that you agree with a reviewer that spent less than 24 hours with the device?

Anyone with a right mind would know that more time is needed to properly judge a product, professional or consumer.
__________________
The funniest thing about this particular signature is that by the time you realize it doesn't say anything it's too late to stop reading it.
rockyroad55 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:45 AM   #37
MisterDisney
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
I couldn't put it down. Absolutely love the mini. Might buy a second one soon.
MisterDisney is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:50 AM   #38
nStyle
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockyroad55 View Post
So what you're saying is that you agree with a reviewer that spent less than 24 hours with the device?

Anyone with a right mind would know that more time is needed to properly judge a product, professional or consumer.
Yeah, considering the iPad and iOS hasn't been out for at least 2 years

It doesn't take long to get to a screen that really demonstrates the mediocre text quality.
nStyle is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:50 AM   #39
mlw4411
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterDisney View Post
I couldn't put it down. Absolutely love the mini. Might buy a second one soon.
Ha ha I already ordered another one for a Christmas gift!
mlw4411 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:51 AM   #40
nStyle
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buckeyestar View Post
It's funny how the sites that a person disagrees with always seem to be the ones that get paid off.
No coincidence, Apple now uses quotes from "The Verge" in their keynotes.
nStyle is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:55 AM   #41
MisterDisney
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
My son wants one for Christmas now. He and his sister share a first gen iPad, and obviously that's problematic. So I guess Apple's getting at least one more sale from me.
MisterDisney is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:57 AM   #42
Aneres11
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Wow the OP is an angry ( ) guy hahaha.

Anything else you wanna get off your chest about Apple's current state / products whilst your here, or have you covered it all? Coz it's really insightful.
yawn.
Aneres11 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 09:10 AM   #43
ZBoater
macrumors 603
 
ZBoater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sunny Florida
So, would the screen turn miraculously better if the Mini had cost $249?
__________________
iPhone 5 | iPad Air | Dell Venue Pro 8 | Nexus 7.2 | MacBook Air | Thunderbolt Display | Apple TV | Time Capsule
ZBoater is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 09:31 AM   #44
mattopotamus
macrumors 603
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockyroad55 View Post
So what you're saying is that you agree with a reviewer that spent less than 24 hours with the device?

Anyone with a right mind would know that more time is needed to properly judge a product, professional or consumer.
A screen is a screen though and is something I can't get past
mattopotamus is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 09:36 AM   #45
klover
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Agreed, these are sub-standard panels. Panel quality and resolution are just too far behind Apple's existing models.
klover is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 09:52 AM   #46
sno1man
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by token787 View Post
I like reading unbiased reviews, this one seems to be one.
If you think that review is unbiased, you must believe Fox News or MSNBC are "fair and balanced" too

Regardless of where you stand on the screen issue, using that review to make your case is weak to say the least.

The review is amateur hour in the extreme. He contradicts himself all over the place. Just try to logically parse the "update" paragraph. Is it faster, slow, the same speed? He implies all three

Also as he tries to make the point over and over again about text quality, the examples he uses have the "superior" text of the 3 at significantly bigger sizes. That alone will make it look sharper (just like the louder headphones in a a-b comparison tend to "sound better"

Last but not least, there is NO WAY to completely accurately assess the quality of a display (including a retina) by viewing screen grabs/shots on the web. The simple reason is that the device you are using/viewing it on is going to have far more impact on the view than most realize.

Short example from the folks that sell TVs- They tend to turn the contrast higher on the models they want to push. The higher contrast makes the display look sharper at first glance.

I bought one for my daughter and after playing with it quite a bit i was very impressed with it (especially the size and weight and hand friendliness). The screen resolution is fine for the size though retina would have made it fantastic.

In other words the mini-hd next year will be solid upgrade, but doesn't mean the present iteration is a failure

Last edited by sno1man; Nov 3, 2012 at 09:59 AM.
sno1man is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:03 AM   #47
kas23
macrumors 603
 
kas23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZBoater View Post
So, would the screen turn miraculously better if the Mini had cost $249?
No. That's why I don't get the it's too expensive arguments. In fact, if it had a Retina Display I would pay $429 for it. Otherwise, for me, I can't go back in time, so no sale from me.
kas23 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:05 AM   #48
steve dave
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by kas23 View Post
No. That's why I don't get the it's too expensive arguments. In fact, if it had a Retina Display I would pay $429 for it. Otherwise, for me, I can't go back in time, so no sale from me.
I'm sure they are pretty heart broken.
steve dave is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:07 AM   #49
bidwalj
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by kas23 View Post
No. That's why I don't get the it's too expensive arguments. In fact, if it had a Retina Display I would pay $429 for it. Otherwise, for me, I can't go back in time, so no sale from me.
I'm saying the same, I would gladly pay more for a retina.

I think the difference is only big for text. If you stream media or play games, you won't really see much of a difference. When you try to read small text, that's a different story.
bidwalj is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:23 AM   #50
iSingandiDance
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Yes it could have been better. No complaining won't miraculously force Apple to install retina displays in future shipments.

Yes, Apple will introduce a new even sharper retina display for the next iPhone and iPad. No the Mini will not incorporate this newer, cutting edge display, but the then-older retina display we have now. Yes you will complain even though you finally have retina.
iSingandiDance is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPad Mini: Ordered a Mini, but received an Air dread iPad 13 Nov 22, 2013 06:58 AM
iPad: Which iPad model will take the iPad 2's $399 spot ? MikeS007 iPad 10 Oct 8, 2013 08:11 AM
iPad Mini: Received iPad Mini and I cannot believe it MacIke iPad 34 Dec 5, 2012 06:48 PM
All iPads: iPad Mini LTE or WiFi version with 4S hot spot? Oohara iPad 3 Nov 7, 2012 08:50 AM
[New Game Announced] Spot'em to spot the differences in Olympics themed events Aimeejoy iPhone and iPod touch Apps 0 Aug 7, 2012 04:28 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:16 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC