iPad mini iPad mini 2 (no retina - what would you do?)

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  1. DJTaurus macrumors 65816

    DJTaurus

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    Another rumor suggests that we should wait for ipad mini 3 retina until Q1 of 2014. Will you jump to an only spec upgraded ipad mini 2 without retina display?

    Personally i will... i miss the raw power from my ipad 3... which obviously i sold it for the mini's form factor and never regret it :)

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-5...-ipad-mini-is-on-track-displaysearch-reports/
     
  2. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Same algorithms as last time

    Code:
    if (iPadMini.hasRetina)
    {
       appleStore.orderItem("iPad Mini", 128, COLOR_BLACK, WIFI_ONLY);
    }
    else
    {
      // nothing to do; keep using iPad3 or 5; or iPod Touch 5Gen
    }
     
  3. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    Fantastic approach. I just bought a mini last week for the 299.99 special and while I've gotten use to the screen the RAM has been bothering me and the future proofing for iOS updates and games. I will return this and see what WWDC has to offer. I could go for a spec update.
     
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  5. vmaniqui macrumors 6502a

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    maybe another one :

    { no mini retina
    ( can't wait ( just buy one and be happy ) ha ha ha.
     
  6. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    Keep my iPad4 or get the 5. No plans to get the mini without retina regardless of specs.
     
  7. richardmu macrumors 6502a

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    No retina, no buy mini.

    I'll stick with my perfectly useable Kindle Fire HD until the mini gets a retina.
     
  8. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    128?
     
  9. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    according to the "private API" that was the value for storage in GB ...
     
  10. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    No retina display means no purchase. I already have an iPad 2 without a retina display. Why spend another $300+ on a smaller version of that?
     
  11. Bear macrumors G3

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    The answer for me is pretty much the same whether or not the 2nd gen iPad mini has a Retina display. And that answer is "no".

    If I had a need to do something that my current iPad mini can't do is when I'd look at upgrading. Or of course if it broke after AppleCare expires.
     
  12. Syk macrumors 6502a

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    I just got back from buying mom a $299 mini for Mothers day. I think she'll be fine with it for what I for see her using it for.

    I have an iPad2 and like the other posters it's a smaller iPad2. I don't have a problem with my iPad2 screen quality really. I want more memory and newer CPU though, retina would be nice but isn't a must for me. I'm waiting on the next mini to see what it'll have.
     
  13. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    What raw power? Ipad3 and mini both have A5. I personally don't notice much performance difference.
     
  14. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    Right but that wouldn't be the same as last time. You modified it a bit. :)
     
  15. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    As in each project the scope and users requirement constantly change. ;)
     
  16. mrmarts macrumors 65816

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    Well there is always the iPad 5 it cannot be that bad.
     
  17. DJTaurus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nope. A5 for the mini A5X for the ipad 3.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_A5

    Its defitenly slower when opening apps and it lags many times in the beginning of casual tasks.....for example when you start to type Sth (post in forum,search on safari,write an email).
     
  18. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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    I will be extremely disappointed. I passed on buying the current Mini because it lacked Retina. I bought an iPad 3 instead, that I have just sold. If I wait for the next Mini, and it is still Retina-less, I'll buy and iPad 4 or 5.
     
  19. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    Mmm... shexy.
     
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  23. DMH3006 macrumors regular

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    You do realize that the A5 and the A5X have the same CPU? only the GPU's have been increased on the A5X chip.
     

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