iPad mini Am I right with this thinking regarding the Mini price bump?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kadin, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Kadin macrumors 6502a

    Kadin

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    So I'm trying to rationalize the price bump and the only thing I can come up with is this: The tech bump is essentially the same as going from an iPad 2 to the iPad Air, yet with a smaller screen. Would that be pretty accurate overall?

    If that's the case, I think I can now kinda appreciate why it went up a bit since it definitely jumped a few levels in power/quality. I know the Mini has better cameras, but CPU, RAM and screen were pretty much the same, right?
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

    Peace

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    The two main jumps in tech are the Retina display and the A7 chip.

    This is why they bumped the price a bit.
     
  3. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah the iPad mini is no longer "last generation" hardware like it was with the first generation. They're essentially the same product, just in two different screen sizes.

    I wonder if the Air's A7 is clocked higher than the mini, otherwise, how is the mini's battery life the same as the Air but with a smaller battery? Screen doesn't make a huge difference anymore since they're the same resolution, but backlighting could affect it. LEDs shouldn't be a big drainer though.
     

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