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iPad mini Steaming Hot off the Presses! iPad mini retina Screens [Rumour]

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Matt606, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Matt606, Feb 22, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2013

    macrumors newbie

  2. macrumors 6502

    I for one, can't wait! Will be buying one on launch :D
  3. macrumors newbie

    same, its the only thing really stopping me from snapping up a mini right away.
  4. macrumors 68040

    Yummy :)
  5. macrumors 68030

    Hot off the rumor mill, you mean?

    A rumor repeated by the media is still a rumor.
  6. macrumors regular

    that would suck because i just bought my ipad mini a week ago
  7. macrumors newbie

    Am buying my ipad mini tomorrow. Rumor is that if/when it does come out, the price will go up.
  8. NameUndecided, Feb 22, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2013

    macrumors 6502a

    Yes, of course you can link to other sites. :)

    Is this a thing that's being reported? I don't see a story about screens anywhere (yet).
  9. macrumors 65816

    This is not surprising though is it, I mean we knew this would come as soon as the mini was released, we assumed right off that the next mini would be retina. More of a surprising rumor would be more like, the mini will NOT be retina.
  10. macrumors 6502


  11. macrumors 68020

    Can't wait to dump this low res mini.

    It's just not up to Apple standards, but hey, they made plenty of money Off of us. The display isn't bad, it's actually fine for what it is. But Apple ripped us off as compared to my $199 Nexus 7 with higher resolution.

    I bet the new retina mini will really be pricey. It will be interesting to see what they charge. Not that it matters to me, when one decides to become a serious Apple enthusiast & frequent buyer you learn that it's not about value, but making Apple happy :)
  12. macrumors 6502a

    ^ yikes.
  13. macrumors newbie

    hopefully with the minimal cost increase speculated, apple will just keep the same prices. i cant remember the last time they actually raised the price of a new product, so why start now? after all they make a decent enough profit margin already
  14. macrumors G5


  15. macrumors newbie

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  17. macrumors newbie

    never said it was FACT did i?
  18. macrumors 68040


    Well, we can assume it won't be more than $499, that's most a 16GB Apple tablet has ever been priced, and that's the 4th gen (with a retina display, A6X, etc.)

    FWIW, my value proposition isn't just price as it relates to specifications. There's construction, materials, app availability, stability, interoperability, support, service, sales experience, just to name a few additional things I believe contribute to the _total_ value picture. :)
  19. macrumors 68040

    A decent rumor, as rumors go.

    A good 8 out of 10, give or take.
  20. macrumors 6502


    Holy Crap he should post that on a rumor site not HERE....o wait......
  21. macrumors G5


    You don't fool me. Your thread started as fact, but when you were pointed to the fact it was a rumor you edited the entire thread.
  22. macrumors member


    I've read some analyst say the price is likely to go up arround 30% for the iPad Mini Retina.

    Question: If the Mini Retina was released for $400 (16gb wifi) would you still buy it?
  23. macrumors G5


    No one who wanted to pay $329 would. The point of the mini was the entry level pricing went down.
  24. macrumors 6502

    I would probably bet on the next iPad mini having a retina display.
    "iPad mini with Retina Display"
  25. macrumors member

    Unless Apple uses Sharp's Igzo displays,I can't see how they could make a mini retina with the same weight and thinness of the current mini.

    A retina display uses double the power and Apple would need a battery twice the size to maintain it's current 10 hour operation.

    Who would buy a mini retina that weighs 500g and as thick as the ipad 4?

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