iPad mini Mini 2 outdoors

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  1. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    Am curious if the retina display is any more readable outdoors than the original screen.

    I have a cellular iPad 2 and am toying with the idea of getting a cellular Mini 2, primarily to stick in a waterproof bag and attach to my kayak deck for GPS/mapping use.

    My iPad is impossible to read in the sunlight. Does the retina screen change that at all?

    Thanks.
     
  2. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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    I'm not too sure it will make a difference. If you want an anti-reflective screen, I recommend the iPad air 2. It has a laminated screen (which, trust me, does make a lot of difference) and an anti-reflective coating. This might come to the iPad mini sooner or later though
     
  3. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    It seems to have the same amount of glare as any iDevice I have ever owned. You may be able to get a screen protector to help out a little bit.
     
  4. Aspasia thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. Will probably hold off then as the Air is larger than I want for this particular purpose.
     
  5. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

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    Im sure it's coming to all devices soon. Too good of a technology not to. But it won't help immensely with outdoor view ability, so keep that in mind.
     
  6. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    The same amount of glare.
    I have ipad 2, ipad mini 1, ipad mini 2.

    I would suggest trying several el cheapo anti glare stick on glass covers.
     

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