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Old Nov 14, 2012, 11:57 PM   #76
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Embellish much? Good lord...
He's not, when you consider the PPI and the iPad mini's size.

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I canít tell you how much I dislike this display. Itís inexcusably bad. Iím a person who stares at computer screens all day long, and after using my iPad mini for an hour, I found that my eyes were actually hurting. I actually wanted to get away from the iPad miniís display.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:57 AM   #77
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 03:45 PM   #78
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Umm yes it does. It's basically impossible to read scientific papers PDFs in portrait mode with that low resolution without zooming.
I read PDFs on my first gen iPad without issues, I can't imagine the iPad mini presents a massive challenge. God forbid you might have to zoom into text!
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:23 PM   #79
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It seems to me that Apple will more than likely move to Sharp's IGZO display technology in the next release of the iPad and iPhone.

IGZO is supposed to use much less power than Retina technology. That means a smaller battery which means a thinner device.

I think that whoever gets their IGZO devices out first will have a jump on the competition. That's why I think we will see Apple moving release dates up to the first half of the year.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:29 PM   #80
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At the present time (or 6-9 months from now), would it even be possible to mass produce the number of IGZO displays required by Apple for a new iPad or Mini? Sharp can't touch Samsung's production level. What combination of companies could meet Apple's needs?
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:50 PM   #81
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I read PDFs on my first gen iPad without issues, I can't imagine the iPad mini presents a massive challenge. God forbid you might have to zoom into text!
Competitor tablets can do it without zooming and they have a significantly smaller screen. Its hard to zoom when you are holding the device with one hand.

The fact that Apple charges 160% to 200% for such an awful screen is appalling.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 05:08 PM   #82
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Competitor tablets can do it without zooming and they have a significantly smaller screen. Its hard to zoom when you are holding the device with one hand.

The fact that Apple charges 160% to 200% for such an awful screen is appalling.
Then evidently either a competing tablet or an iPad 4 is a better device for your needs if not having to zoom into PDFs is really a massive deal to you. I read whole novels (in PDF format) on my first gen iPad and I don't have many issues though.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 05:34 PM   #83
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Then evidently either a competing tablet or an iPad 4 is a better device for your needs if not having to zoom into PDFs is really a massive deal to you. I read whole novels (in PDF format) on my first gen iPad and I don't have many issues though.
Thank you Captain Obvious. It's not like I didn't order an iPad 4 LTE that I got today. Oh wait.

It's when I use that thing and people go "omg why didnt you buy an iPad Mini? The lower resolution screen is irrevelant! I can read PDFs fine!!!! You're just being picky"
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 05:40 PM   #84
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Non-retina ipad mini with A6X would be killer fast and great battery because it needs less battery and processing power for the display
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It seems to me that Apple will more than likely move to Sharp's IGZO display technology in the next release of the iPad and iPhone.

IGZO is supposed to use much less power than Retina technology. That means a smaller battery which means a thinner device.

I think that whoever gets their IGZO devices out first will have a jump on the competition. That's why I think we will see Apple moving release dates up to the first half of the year.
IGZO is a display manufacturing technique, and Retina refers to a certain PPI at a certain distance, regardless of actual display tech.

But yes, the current IPS displays should see a large power savings with the transition to IGZO.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 09:10 AM   #88
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IGZO is a display manufacturing technique, and Retina refers to a certain PPI at a certain distance, regardless of actual display tech.

But yes, the current IPS displays should see a large power savings with the transition to IGZO.
Thank you, w00t951. You prompted me to do some reading on Wikipedia to get a better primer on display technology and it is very interesting.

I now have a better understanding of why this is such a big deal to people.

I hope the next iPad mini has IGZO technology with Retina level quality. I think that would become my primary computing device.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 10:04 AM   #89
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He's not, when you consider the PPI and the iPad mini's size.

Here's what the Cult of Mac's review had to say on the iPad Mini's screen:
M-o-r-o-n ...I don't even care to tell u why - Because you know Mr AzN1337c0d3r. Your nick here is speaking for it self.

Btw, Apple will sell billions of dollars worth of iPad Mini - I guess u just cannot figure out why Mr Az*.
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M-o-r-o-n ...I don't even care to tell u why - Because you know Mr AzN1337c0d3r. Your nick here is speaking for it self.

Btw, Apple will sell billions of dollars worth of iPad Mini - I guess u just cannot figure out why Mr Az*.
I think his name stands for "Mr Asian Elite coder" not "Mr Ass"
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