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


    Jun 16, 2009
    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


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    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

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    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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