iPad mini Would You Buy An iPad Mini 2 If It Didn't Have A Retina Display?

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Would You Still Buy An iPad Mini 2 If It Didn't Have A Retina Display?

  1. Yes

    25 vote(s)
    17.4%
  2. No

    119 vote(s)
    82.6%
  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    Poll->Title.

    I wouldn't. The only thing holding me back from buying an iPad mini is the "horrible" screen. I have a Retina MacBook Pro, iPad 3, and an iPhone 5 - I can't use a non-retina screen any more.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    We've been using screens with a lower pixel density all our lives, and most people still use non-retina displays on monitors at work, at home, on phones, tablets and laptops. I have an iPad 4 but I'm glad I can still use other resolutions.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Probably not unless it has a much higher resolution than the current screen.
     
  4. Guest

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    no.

    I'll keep using my iPad 1 until it does.
     
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    duggram

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    Only if it had a processor as good or better than the iPhone. I still don't understand why they put in a processor two generations older than the iPhone, in the original mini. They could put a retina screen in it and if no better processor I still won't buy it. I've stayed with my Kindle.
     
  6. macrumors 68040

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    I am not buying it regardless since I have the current one which will do. The next one will be heavier and the turnaround to sell and then buy the new one is going to surprise some people.
     
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    thadoggfather

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    I think the market is gonna be flooded with 3's and minis once 5 and mini 2 drop.

    Maybe 4 as well but not nearly as much
     
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    TacticalDesire

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    Probably not as there would be little reason to switch over the current mini.
     
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    SeanR1

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    #9
    If it had more RAM I would buy it.
     
  10. macrumors 65816

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    A6 and more RAM is a higher priority for me. I have the iPad 3 and while the screen is nice its pretty overrated. While there is a noticeable difference between it and my Motorola Xoom, I have no problem switching between the two.

    Besides retina is likely to introduce longer charging times and poorer performing battery.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    Not too biased, are we? Haha...just kidding.

    I'm in agreement with you in that I would not buy a Mini 2 without retina. Seems like a given that the Mini 2 will have retina. I can't imagine a keynote sales pitch on RAM and CPU.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    nope...already have an ipad mini 1
     
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    chrf097

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    Yes. The Mini doesn't need one.

    I've spent a lot of time looking at the screen and really it doesn't actually need one. Its not 100% as clear as the retina iPad but its miles head the original iPad in terms of screen quality. If you had to compare to the retina screen its like, only a few inches away from the quality.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    iPad mini 2 without retina isn't really an upgrade. So meh, I won't buy one.
     
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    skippymac

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    I wouldn't buy one anyway because I'm poor and if I do have any money in the foreseeable future I'll be upgrading to a new MBP.

    But more to the point, not having a retina display would be enough to stop me buying a mini, unless it either came down a fair bit in price or its specs got a big bump up to iPad 4/iPhone 5 standards...

    To be honest I can't see myself ever buying a small iOS tablet while it has to compete with the subsidised nexus series. 10 inch is a different matter however.
     
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    ucfgrad93

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    Depends on what the rest of the specs are and the price. I wouldn't buy one based solely on a retina display. While it is an important part of the tablet, it is not the only factor for me.
     
  17. macrumors member

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    +1

    I want performance and RAM for processing camera RAW files on the move - the retina display will eat performance and drain the battery.
    Cameras also weight a lot, so my ipad2 is taken under sufferance and the mac book 11" air is taken even less frequently.
     
  18. Corax, Feb 24, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2013

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    Corax

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    2 generations older than the current iPhone? You mean 1 generation older than the current iPhone.
    (I'm not counting the iPad's A*X versions)
     
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    TacticalDesire

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    Put 2gb in and I'm sold.
     
  20. radiologyman, Feb 24, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2013

    macrumors 6502

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    Had every iPad including 4 but skipped mini. Can't go to lower res and slower model just because its smaller. Now give me mini with retina screen that has higher ppi than iPhone 5 and I'll buy it on day 1!
     
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    TyPod

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    If I didn't have my first gen iPad mini I would definitely buy one if it didn't have a retina display. The current screen doesn't bother me one bit. It just would be nice to have a retina!
     
  22. macrumors 65816

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    I would buy if the processor caught up a generation or two with the frontline Apple devices. I have seen what 2 years did to the experience on my iPhone 4; I would hate to think how the Mini would be 2 years from now, when it started off being 2 years behind the pack from the get-go.
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    They won't go beyond 1 gb.
    Processor wise,I expect it to get a6 and not latest gen.
     
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    smoking monkey

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    Surely the next ipad mini will be Retina. But there is no way it's getting released before Fall.
     
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    g0odfr1end102

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    Got the Mini, love it, and haven't had ANY problem WHATSOEVER with the screen. As a side note, I have a rMBP and an iPhone 5. If the 2nd Gen mini has retina capabilities, I will consider switching, but will most probably wait for the 3rd gen
     

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