|Feb 27, 2013, 06:01 PM||#76|
Even a small weight difference may be of great importance!
BTW, Jim Karpen in iPhone Life says: "Introducing a higher-resolution display for the iPad mini is an obvious next step. Apple, it seems, is nearly forced to do so in order to keep up with the competition. (Though I'm perfectly happy with the resolution on my current iPad mini.) But from what I've read, it's difficult technically to do this. And it will reportedly add substantially to Apple's costs.
Frankly, I don't really like the idea of thicker and heavier."
I think that there are many who agree with him.
In iPhone Life Jim Karpen also shares with us these comments, and I think they are worth thinking through:
"[...] if an iPad mini with retina display does indeed come out, and is indeed thicker and heavier, I won't be at all tempted to upgrade. In some ways it's hard for me to believe that Apple would make this move, instead of going with IGZO displays. Apparently the technology is now ready for prime time. It would allow the iPad to have high resolution while being even thinner and lighter. And an IGZO iPad would have a longer battery life, given that these new displays consume up to 90 percent less power."
BTW, he is referring to AppleInsider for more images.
|Feb 27, 2013, 06:02 PM||#77|
There seems to be a lot of whinging from people that text is fuzzy and blurred etc on this forum, I can't say i've had a problem with that, I find it perfectly sharp enough and legible with ease.
Must be a lot of poeple on Mac Rumors that need glasses eh..?
I think the iPad Mini is the best iPad so far from Apple without question.
iPhone5 32Gb-iPad Mini 64Gb
iMac 27" 3.2Ghz i3 / 16Gb / 1Tb
MacMini 2.33GHz / 128Gb SSD / 20" ACD
Macbook Air 11.6" 1.6Ghz i5 / 4Gb / 128Gb
|Feb 27, 2013, 07:57 PM||#78|
Perhaps the best Apple product so far, esp. with a BT keyboard case
I am pretty sure that Apple has hit the bull's eye with this product as it now is, regarding form factor: ultralow weight, size, screen size (not too small), screen readability or adequate sharpness, battery time, elegance of form and looks, not much heat production, and general design.
And am afraid that at least some of these obvious great qualities will have to be lost if a retina screen (with all its supposedly strong/heavy demands) is what Apple will use, given the present day's technology.
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BTW: Here is an interesting link to AppleInsider about rumors regarding the possibility of a retina screen for the next model of iPad Mini and some of its consequences for the form factor:
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|Mar 1, 2013, 03:54 PM||#79|
I would be surprised...
Thinking of the possibility of an iPad Mini with a Retina screen still with its present low weight (308 g) and slim form factor, I must say I would be surprised if Apple will be able to give us BOTH these features in the next model, because I don't think the technological development will make it possible. And, if so, my choice will then be the present iPad Mini, without doubt.
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