How Much Would You Pay for an iPad with a Retina Display?

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How much would you pay for the top of the line iPad with retina display

  1. I would not pay any extra for it ($829)

    192 vote(s)
    67.8%
  2. $900-$1100

    47 vote(s)
    16.6%
  3. $1101-$1200

    9 vote(s)
    3.2%
  4. $1201+

    16 vote(s)
    5.7%
  5. I would not buy it

    19 vote(s)
    6.7%
  1. appleguy123 macrumors 604

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    I would love an iPad with a retina display, but let's face it, it won't be cheap! So I pose this question to you. How much would you pay for an iPad with retina display(if it were introduced next year)? If it is even possible I expect it will be a bto model. Imagine that this iPad is the best there is with 3G.
     
  2. FirePak macrumors regular

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    If I had a extra 1K laying around I would be willing to pay around that price. I dont really see the need for a retina display that large tho but I wouldn't decline it heh.
     
  3. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 604

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    The sharpness would be amazing. I would never use anything else for anything except writing for my site(income source).
     
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  5. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    I think there is a flaw in your poll. It should be +$X instead of a flat $XX amount.

    As an example, I would never pay $829 for any iPad. I did, mind you, pay $599 for my 32GB WiFi iPad.

    I suppose I would consider paying an additional $100 or so for my iPad, bringing it to $699, but I would never spend more than that for something like an iPad.
     
  6. yyy macrumors regular

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    As technology advances, prices go down, so I don't think they're going to charge more just for the larger resolution. Besides, they didn't even change thee prices of the new iPhones.
     
  7. kfscoll macrumors 65816

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    The same as I paid for my current iPad. The problem with a Retina Display-type resolution at iPad sizes is that the current (and likely next-gen) graphics subsystems are going to have a hard time pushing that many pixels around without noticeable performance degradation. In other words, I'm afraid with a display that high-rez that animations/performance will be choppy. But here's hoping for the best!
     
  8. p-rice macrumors regular

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    Don't give Apple any ideas. I would never pay extra for it. Now that Apple has set the standard for display quality, it must be a feature across all future iOS devices at no additional cost to the consumer.
     
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    Agreed

    Yeah you folks are dearly loved by Apple. You're Apple's "special" children. Dont forget your helmet, neck brace, and mittens.

    :D
     
  11. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    Retina displays are nice and all, but there's no way I'd pay substantially more for one.
     
  12. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 604

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    An iPad with a retina display would have more pixels than a 27" iMac. There's no way that apple could keep that at the same price. They would need to have a better gpu as well as the better display.
    To all of you that want to say how much extra you would pay: in this situation we are examining how you you would pay for an iPad pro type of machine. The iPad with retina display would be introduce as a one more thing update and only be added to the top model.
     
  13. timothevs macrumors 6502

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    Not a $ 0.01 more than I paid for my current iPad. Changes to hardware are evolutionary - we paid $299 for an iPhone 3G, and the same amount come iPhone 4.
     
  14. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    +1 to that. I'm sorry, but a product like an iPad is not WORTH $829. I paid $499 for my iPad and would probably never pay more than $600 for one. If apple can't make it with a retina display without raising the price, then don't make it at all. Apple will most likely wait until retina displays are more affordable, which might be the second gen ipad, or even the one after that.
     
  15. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Apple charges more for a high res MacBook pro 15" and used to do the same for the 17".
     
  16. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    Yeah i know, but the iPad as a product is unworthy of that amount of money. Laptops are.
     
  17. steviem macrumors 68020

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    I'd pay £500 at the most.

    I'm ok to wait the 2-3 years.
     
  18. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    I understand Apple charging $150 more for a better Macbook Pro display, but the MBP is a prosumer product meant for serious and intensive work.

    iPad is really just a good netbook, it's not worth the extra money.
     
  19. afireintonto macrumors 6502a

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    I would LOVE an ipad with a retina. I hope the next gen gets one. Reading on that would be a dream!
     
  20. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Viewing distance is the key.

    If most people hold their iPad 18" away, then to be "retinal" (no pixels visible to the same group of people who can't see them on the iPhone4 at 11")...

    ... the iPad would only need to be upgraded from its current 132 PPI, to a medium 200 PPI.

    Sony sells UMPCs with 222 and 265 PPI displays, so it seems possible to update the iPad to 200 PPI without costing an arm or slowing it down too much.

    Guys with calculators: how many pixels would 200PPI be X and Y for the iPad display? Something like 1550 across?
     
  21. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 604

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    It's not so much the not being able to discern pixels for me. It's the beautiful print quality text. I can't imagine how great that would be for iBooks.
     
  22. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    $0 extra, or I'd pay the same money I paid for the ipad 1.0. Retina display is so hyped up it's not even funny.
     
  23. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Have you actually used one?
     
  24. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    I'm sure that whatever resolution the next improved version of the iPad screen(whatever generation gets it) will be, Apple will want to keep the same, 4:3 aspect ratio of the current model.
    Personally, a 1280x960(4:3 in landscape) resolution would be more than ideal - it would be more than my laptop and would be considered a true HD resolution. Expecting a Retina Display on an iPad any time soon though, is pure fantasy.
     
  25. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I really don't get why they didn't make iPad 8:5. It is the perfect ratio if you ask me. I love it on my Mac.
     

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