iPad mini Retina for web pictures or no?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by roxics, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. roxics macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2013
    Obviously the retina iPads are beautiful for higher resolution photos. But what about lower resolution photos you want to view full screen? Stuff under 1000x1000px. I know you can zoom in, but iOS only allows you to zoom in so far before it rubberbands on you. I'm not sure if that is 100% or just slightly beyond that when it stops you.

    So it just got me thinking, if I were viewing a bunch of 640x480 photos and I wanted to view them full screen or even slightly zoomed in, would I be better off with a non-retina iPad?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Check a non retina and a retina iPad at your local apple store and see how thye perform.

    I'd say the retina Mini is well worth it and I've not come across a situation where I thought the non-retina iPad would be better.
  3. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Not sure and retina looks great for reading texts. :apple:
  4. kasakka macrumors 68000

    Oct 25, 2008
    Depends entirely on whether higher res retina versions of those pictures are available. If yes, then the retina will look better. If not, then there is no real difference and the images will get just as blurry when zoomed in.

    Personally I wouldn't bother with non-retina models unless you get a really good deal on one. The retina is just much more pleasant to read in general.

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