iPad mini Things up on the iPad mini 2

Discussion in 'iPad' started by janny1, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    The story goes that the iPad mini 2 will have an even sharper display of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels packed into the same 7.9-inch space.
    The mini 2 is said to have a crisp 324 ppi density.

    So could that mean the iPad mini 2 release date is early 2013?
     
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    ucfgrad93

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    I don't think the iPad mini 2 will be released in early 2013. I think it is more likely to be released in the summer of 2013.
     
  3. macrumors 603

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    It's not likely to be out so soon. The demand for the mini is still too high.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I rather it comes out later than summer, like Fall or Sep is better...
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    So you're just rehashing old rumors just to start a thread of your own?
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Ummm... why?
     
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    danpass

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    My prior experience with iPads led me to go with a 32gb. But I like my mini so much that I am finding I should have gotten a 64gb.

    My next one will be done right :D
     
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    Defender2010

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    Why didn't you just post this in one if the BILLION other threads about this? The story goes.....I could tell you a better story but I am not sure you would like it!
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like overkill to me. PPI enough to do retinal/full HD is quite sufficient on a screen that size. Anything above 264 is just going to use up more processing power while giving no additional benefit to the average eye.

    As for release date, why should Apple rush? It sounds like they barely keep up with demand for the Mk1 Mini.
     
  10. Guest

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    You might like that, but it would be foolish to think that Apple won't release any iOS product in spring or summer.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    Chances are there won't be anything new until the fall, given the incredible demand for the mini(apples best product):apple:
     
  12. macrumors 65816

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    I really don't think the mini will fit a retina with that many pixels in such a small space. So I don't think the mini 2 will have retina.
     
  13. MRU
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    1. AU Optronics who are developing the display for the retina mini are reported to not have it ready for production until Q4 2013

    2. 2048 x 1536 pixels in a 7.9" display is NOT 324 ppi, but closer to 485 ppi hence it requires a completely new production technology, one that almost certainly is not ready for a release in early 2013 (see 1)

    3. Currently the A6X chip which is powerful enough to drive a 2048 x 1536 display is far too power hungry to be grafted inside an iPad Mini. The iPad 3 & 4 have a 42 Watt battery, the ipad mini has a 15 Watt battery. Unless apple changes the processor/gpu to a powerful, but more efficient chipset it can not go into the Mini without resulting in 2-3 hour battery life. Such a chipset is not yet available and hence once more the liklihood of an early 2013 release is nothing but a dream in market analysts eyes.

    4. Do we really need more of these threads?
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    Amen!

    Remember OP...there is a search feature and that often there is a thread (or in this case a dozen+ threads) discussing theories on the iPad 5 and Mini 2. It would be counterproductive if everyone with a theory started a new thread.

    Hope you're enjoying your new iOS device and welcome to MacRumors!
     
  15. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Because I can earn enough extra money for the new ipad mini 2 for my sister :p
    she want a new tablet for her new college life

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    So if we have not need of such thread, please close it here, looking for update news of ipad mini 2...:rolleyes:
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

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    one smart butt in here posted something about how he knows some people that knows people who work for some people which gave him the news about new Ipad coming in March.
     
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    Menel

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    Source???

    Because 2048 x 1536 pixels in a 7.9" = 324PPI by definition and reality.
     
  18. MRU
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    http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/07...tina-display-for-second-generation-ipad-mini/

    http://www.menafn.com/menafn/e01168...ics-Developing-Retina-Panel-for-New-iPad-Mini

     
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    Menel

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    From your first link

     
  20. MRU, Jan 4, 2013
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    MRU
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    Doh! :eek: :)
     

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