iPad mini Does the mini have IGZO too? Or just the Air?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Starfyre, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    As the question states, is it just the Air that has IGZO? Or does the mini have iGZO too?
  2. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    Now how would we know that? It's not even confirmed that the Air is using IGZO tech.
  3. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    Most likely yes due to the even smaller battery size.
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    I believe Appleinsider.com confirmed it today.
  5. betabeta macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2013
    I really don't think they could have done the mini without using IGZO technology , so yes I think it will. So far the Air looks pretty, and pretty much the same as the iPad 4 but uses less power.
  6. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    It pops more to me and looks better than the previous gens.
  7. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    The iPad air lost battery size, but retained its longevity. The Mini is gaining a serious increase in battery size in order to keep it running as long. I know the Mini is doubling resolution, but with a supposed 57% power saving from an IGZO panel, and a power-efficient A7, I can't reconcile why the Mini would still need 45% more battery to last 10 hours on a charge.
  8. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    Where did you find a 45% battery size increase on the Mini Retina? Apple's site lists iPad Mini 1st gen with a 23.4 Whr battery and Mini Retina with a 23.8 Whr battery. Battery size is nearly identical. The thickness increase is most likely from the display panel.

    Meanwhile iPad Air dropped from 43 Whr to 31Whr.

    My guess is that they are both IGZO, because there is no way the A7 is efficient enough to drop the battery size that much in the Air.
  9. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    The Original Mini actually had a 16.3 Whr battery.
  10. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    Hmm, interesting. It seems you are correct looking at reviews, but looking at the $299 mini at store.apple.com lists this under tech specs:
    Did apple silently increase the mini's battery capacity? Or did somebody make a typo? It is weird because it is 23.4 versus the retina at 23.8...
  11. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    It's not listed everywhere, the Apple Store app for example still shows 16.3 Whr, so it's most likely a mistake. Whatever the case, I still question the inclusion of IGZO tech if the battery needed such an augmentation.
  12. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    Even if you improve the efficiency of the light source, the Mini still needs to drive a screen with FOUR TIMES as much resolution as the old model. That takes battery power no matter how you slice it.

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