iPad mini So if the mini looks pixelated ... Still Buying?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by OSMac, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    So if you get the the store on Friday and the iPad mini display looks pixelated are you still buying?
     
  2. hyteckit Guest

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    It is so pixelated that it turns all porn into censored japanese porn.
     
  3. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Disaster :(

    Just think what it would do to Japanese porn then?
     
  4. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Are you just wildly assuming that all people are idiots and if the device is unsatisfactory to them they'll still buy it? The reviews so far seem to agree that the display is a step backward but far from a deal-killer.
     
  5. glen e macrumors 68030

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    ridiculous...I owned an Ipad2 and it was fine - retina is so over-hyped by macrumors posters...............
     
  6. ixodes macrumors 601

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  7. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    Why appreciate the forest and all that it brings when you can stare at one leaf; in retina? :)
     
  8. Noisemaker Guest

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    This.

    It's even more hilarious with the sheer amount of apps that STILL don't support retina. Half the time the stuff they're looking at is just pixel doubled iPad 1/2 artwork. Retina can be nice, but it's not a deal-breaker.

    And for people to expect iPad 4 resolution on the mini? That's just nonsense.
     
  9. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    Retina is nice but not a deal breaker. Is a difference but not that big of a difference. The mini will look great.
     
  10. thelead macrumors 6502

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    Just because you need glasses...

    I don't mean to come off rude but there are people, like me, that have great eyesight and can discern the two displays from even further away than the average user. I don't tell you what's important to you so please don't tell me that something I can easily see is "over-hyped." Again, I don't mean to come off as rude but I'm tired of having to defend my eyesight.
     
  11. nStyle macrumors 65816

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    The irony here is that despite the obviously inferior display in terms of pixel density, (note that everything else: contrast, brightness, viewing angles, is a non issue as usual) this John Gruber fellow still decides to make the switch. It sounds like the only hard pill to swallow is his wife's ignorant comment. The display is obviously not terrible. Women complain about everything anyway, so that is nothing new ;)

    Just take what Josh said over at The Verge in his review:

    Trust me, I'm not trying to nudge you in the other direction, I just think people are taking these "display is terrible" quotes and comments way out of context.
     
  12. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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    Bingo.


    For me, it would be for reading books, pdfs and pictures. I definitely can notice a difference with the iPad1/iPad2 and the iPad3
     
  13. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I really do not find it will be too big of a deal, for those who have been on iPad 2. But for those who are used to Retina, the difference will be huge! But you will get used to it. I went from iPad 3 back to 2, and it hurt my eyes for a while, even now I see it still differently although I have adjusted. Due to size, PPI will look much better than iPad 2.

    Honestly, people are making too big of a deal out of it. Sure it would be nice to have Retina, and at the price it does not look to be the best deal...

    But Apple designed it to be what it is, a new class of tablet on its own.
     
  14. Domino8282 macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    Remember a couple years ago when this whole "retina" thing didn't exist? It's not a huge deal... Enjoy your Mini for a year, works out to like $27/mo., then sell it back for >60% of what you paid and get the retina one, if they even come out with one.
     
  15. glen e macrumors 68030

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    how can you "easily see" it? - on a picture? - I don't use mine that way, and many others don't either- and it is overhyped...read here and there are those that think the ipad 1 and 2 are TRASH....which is BS....for the person who surfs, uses keynote, numbers and other std programs it's over hyped...period....

    I am responding to the OP and not your "keen eye"....good for you....
     
  16. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    hah. after using some iPhone apps that are only blown up 2x for use on an original iPad, I'm sure I'll be cool with the mini's display.
     
  17. thelead macrumors 6502

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    iPads didn't exist a couple of years ago. Maybe we shouldn't buy any and settle for cheaper android tablets? If you don't care about the retina screen, great. Others do care.
     
  18. Domino8282 macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, you're correct. I won't judge people who highly prioritize the retina display. Would be nice if those people wouldn't judge those who have other priorities.
     
  19. thelead macrumors 6502

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    I agree that it's not trash. I'm just saying its not for everyone. Especially those with good eyesight and have already experienced retina displays on a daily basis. It's just too hard to go back. That said, I did love my iPad one. It's just too hard for some when their daily driver has a retina display.

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    Very true. If there is one thing I can't stand it is people pushing their beliefs onto others.
     
  20. glen e macrumors 68030

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    I think it's perfectly ok to love retina...but there are thousands of threads popping up here that if you don't have it, you're substandard, the mini sucks because ii does not have it, etc...It is to that I am repsonding.. I have an Ipad3 and a 4 coming...yes, I can tell.... but I bought 4 for the speed and not the retina. I just don't need it. My wife is still using a 1 and does not give a hoot about a better picture...but a photog friend really needs it. So of course it has merit....but look over the treads here...it's ridiculous how much it's being brought up as a deal breaker...and to the general masses, it's just not.....
     
  21. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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    And those who have other priorities not judge those who prioritize the retina display.
     
  22. gooberwilson macrumors regular

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    If you're holding out on getting an iPad mini because it's not retina, there will be something the iPad 5 has that the 2nd generation iPad mini doesn't that may still keep you from buying it. At a lower price point, they've got to leave out some features for the iPad mini.
     
  23. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    Considering the fact that almost all Apple products, beside the iMac and iPad mini, have retina displays now it's quite disappointing that the mini has such a low resolution display. I'm sure most of you are willing to settle for the portability, but it IS a huge step back and there's no denying that.
     
  24. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Here's my take on it.

    I don't view any display that's not retina as inferior. It's simply a lower resolution which works just fine for me.

    But if this is a _sub standard_ appearing display, then I'm out.

    The reason I'm taking Grubers view rather seriously is he is a known Apple Shill.

    One who has always written glowing reports, been given the latest Apple gear for said praise, first before others.

    If he's wrong, then I will revisit the decision.
     

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