iPad Mini Possible screen resolutions.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by zeetee96, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. zeetee96, Aug 13, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2012

    zeetee96 macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2011
    I have worked this out using the following "rumoured" dimensions.

    4:3 aspect ratio
    7.85" diagonal length
    1024x768 for standard resolution.
    2048x1536 for retina display.

    The iPhone 4/4S ppi is 326
    The iPad1/2 ppi is 132
    The new iPad ppi is 264

    Taking the aspect ratio and the hypotenuse (diagonal) into account, with a bit of trial and error I have worked out that it would be 6.28" tall, and 4.71" wide. (the screen)

    Therefore the area of the tablet would be 29.5788"

    So lets assume first that it has the same 1024x768 display as the first two iPads. This gives a diagonal pixel resolution of 1280. (Pythagoras) 1280/7.85 gives a ppi of 163, which is more than the original iPad and iPad 2, and clearly less than the new iPad.

    But, if Apple decides to go for the retina display, (assuming it is 2048x1536) then... Diagonal resolution is then 2560, divided by 7.85, gives an amazing 326 ppi. Equal to that of the iPhone!

    Basically, If apple equips this elusive device with a standard display, it will still be sharper than the iPad or iPad 2. Holding them next to each other for a comparison will show that. BUT. if they stick a retina screen in there... Then it is in a whole different ball park, I have held my iphone next to the new ipad and while difficult, you can tell that the iphone has more pixels crammed into each inch. and doing the same thing with a retina display ipad mini against a new ipad, will show that it is clearer and has the same pixel resolution of the iphone.

    Personally, as someone who is in want of an iPad, i love the idea of an iPad mini and will get one regardless (IF it is released) But im glad to know that even with standard resolution it will be better than an iPad 2. Of course this is all entirely speculation and is likely completely wrong, but i would like to see apple release a Mini iPad.

    I hope this helps anyone...
  2. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    While that would be nice... Would Apple be able to hit the 199-299 price point of the knock off tablets. I'm doubtful. But who knows what their plan is. I'm skeptical of even seeing an iPad 'mini'. There have been very few leaks compared to new iPhone...
  3. BFizzzle macrumors 68020


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX
    i heard it was confirmed there would be a 1.7853 million PPI
  4. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    There's meant to be a T.V. too but there has been no sign of that either. I still see both as a possiblity. Maybe when he said they were clamping down on secrecy he only meant with completely new products?
  5. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    It has been general consensus on the internets for some time that the iPad mini will likely have the same resolution as the iPad 2, just shrunk down a bit, which will, yes, obviously have a higher PPI than the iPad 2 but not retina quality. I don't understand the purpose of this thread.
  6. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Do to lack of any quality rumors in regards to this, we have resorted to fabricating our own. The success of this will depend on the full cooperation of forum members.

    thank you

  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    And Apple will call it the "iPad 29.5788". You heard it here first folks.
  8. zeetee96 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2011
    At this stage, as usual, anything good happen :p
  9. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2005
    Remember, 163ppi is the same as the pre-Retina iPhones.
  10. s15119 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2010
    Actually, there will be no iPad mini, they are working on an 11 inch iPad to be named MaxiPad.

    You heard it here first.

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