Does the iPad mini have retina? No yes?

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  1. Korican100 macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't catch it. But I'm thinking it doesn't since it was comparing it to the iPad2, not the "new" ipad.

    Or Does it mean it HAS the retina display, but its the same resolution of the ipad 2?

    Can someone explain?
     
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  3. vwnut13 macrumors newbie

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    This iPad mini is even more advanced than our 2 generation old iPad!
     
  4. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Nope, never cared if it did or not. Looks great so far!
     
  5. vwnut13 macrumors newbie

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    I see with their comparison with the Nexus 7 they mentioned that the screen is 35% larger.

    I see that they didn't mention that the other 7" Tablets have 23% more pixels with the smaller screens.

    Oh, or the fact that the iPad mini costs 60% more.
     
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  7. Korican100 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I feel the same way almost. I love it, and in love with the new smaller functions.

    But I really wanted retina. I can really do without though.

    But I think it has the resolution of the iPad2 squeezed into a smaller screen. So it is slightly retina
     
  8. vwnut13 macrumors newbie

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    It is the same DPI as the Original iPhone.

    Not quite "slightly retina"
     
  9. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Nope. It also has a lower resolution display than the Nexus 7.
     
  10. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    I just wanted a smaller iPad, and we finally got it. Can't afford to be picky. The screen is not really retina, but more PPI than the iPad 2.
     
  11. donster28 macrumors 68000

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    I'm also disappointed. But, will have to see it in person to finalize my impressions.
     
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    Retina is for next year. Apple always holds back some cool stuff for 12 months so they can seduce you into an irresistible upgrade.
     
  14. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    They need a key feature for the iPad Mini 2. Retina... Just wait and see.
     
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    This. I'm not buying the Mini between the price and no Retina.
     
  16. vwnut13 macrumors newbie

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    35% Larger, 23% Less Pixels, 60% more cost.

    OMG OMG, sign me up!
     
  17. Tom2893 macrumors 6502

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    nope.. can't believe it hasn't when it's a smaller screen. they're obviously saving it for the 'iPad Mini 2'
     
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    Thing is, if they did this it'd have to adopt the iPad 3/4's resolution. Which makes me think... I would be willing to bet that the iPad 5 goes 16:9 and gets a resolution/DPI bump.
     
  20. Korican100 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    "The iPad mini display stands out in all the right ways. It has the same 1024-by-768 resolution as iPad 2 — in a size that’s significantly smaller. So everything looks incredibly crisp and sharp"

    from the website.
    I was right, so its slighty Retina-ish
     
  21. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a bit confused here. I realize it has no retina, and the same resolution as the original iPhone and iPad. But I read online somewhere during my live-blog following and subsequent web-searching afterwards that the screen should "look" better than the specs would otherwise seem to indicate. How can this possibly be the case?

    *edit* Korican - that's exactly the type of statement I read somewhere that I am referring to with my post. I don't understand how the size could make it look clearer?
     
  22. walie macrumors 6502a

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    whats your definition of "slightly Retina-ish"?? Because apple says its "crisp and sharp"??

    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  23. Korican100 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    actually yes! ;)
     

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