All iPads iPad Air vs iPad mini retina - are they as fast as each other?

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  1. Carl Sagan macrumors 6502a

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    Seeing as how the main thing that distinguishes the Air and Retina Mini is the screen size how do they compare on speed?

    I'm seriously mulling selling my iPad Air as I like the screen size of the Mini but don't want to lose the super sweet speed!
     
  2. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    Air CPU is 100 MHz faster. Otherwise identical.

    I.e. Moot
     
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    I believe the rMini uses a slower variant of Apple's CPU (the one that is in the iPhone 5s). I think over all the Air is a tad faster then the rMini
     
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    Not noticeable in real life usage.
     
  6. Carl Sagan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah good to know! Do they have the same amount of ram?
     
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    Apple does not disclose the ram, but I believe the consensus is that is the same.
     
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    No need for an official Apple disclosure. Teardowns have confirmed 1GB in each. Apple has hardly ever used the RAM in its iOS devices for marketing because they are so conservative with their memory capacities.
     

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