I've heard and been told its pretty bad. And many people are holding back from buying due to the non-retina screen. I have an iPhone 5 and a 15" rMBP. So I know I will be able to tell the difference but how bad is it? I've never seen the mini so I'm not sure how the quality is. For those who may wonder how I haven't seen the iPad mini and I own an iPhone and rMBP. I ordered them online.