iPad mini the new iPad 4 changes

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  1. ashe777 macrumors newbie

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    So according to engadget, the iPad mini 4 still carries the same old hardware since 2013. It will still have the color gamut issue that's prevalent in the previous iPads. I'm trying to decide if I should upgrade my iPad mini 3, if not are there any contenders to the iPad mini? I may think about switching.
     
  2. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    I still have the original ipad mini....

    I was all excited when they said SAME AS THE ipad air 2, just in the smaller body...

    but it's NOT!
     
  3. Donka macrumors 68020

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    According to the official site the, the mini 4 will have the same laminated screen as the Air 2. No mention of colour gamut but that in itself will see an improvement in colour reproduction.
     
  4. ron7624 Contributor

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    Well I just bought one! Shipping in 5 to 6 days. I can't believe they are already out and for sale. I went to the Apple site to check out the specs and the buy button was active. I clicked it and bought a 64gb cellular space grey Mini 4. I mean, last several years they were not available till the first of November.
     
  5. newellj macrumors 601

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    Who is the "they" who said that?
     
  6. ashe777 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just noticed this, the mini 4 is more expensive than the air 1st gen, even though the specs are very similar >_>
     
  7. newellj macrumors 601

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    Pricing on the Air is reduced simply because it's not the current front-line offering.
     
  8. ron7624 Contributor

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    Nope. Its matching the Air 2
     
  9. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    during the keynote this morning.... i believe it was tim cook
     
  10. bounou macrumors 6502

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    Not quite, the mini 4 has an A8 not an A8X, curious to see if the A8 is the mini 4 will be 2GB of ram or 1GB.
     
  11. bounou macrumors 6502

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    I don't, like i said i am curious to see if it has 1 or 2 GB's.
     
  12. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i jumped the gun, i just saw 2 gigs and jumped at a response, ha, I really want to know...
     
  13. bounou macrumors 6502

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    No worries, the Apple TV has an A8 processor and it's confirmed at 2GB i am betting the mini 4 uses the same CPU, it can do side by side apps like the Air 2 so it makes sense.
     
  14. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    true, but i wouldn't put it past apple to pull a 1 gig ipad mini 4, they've made under speced units before
     
  15. Donka macrumors 68020

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    If they do this, my order will be going straight back. I'm pretty sure it will sport 2GB though, this seems to be the direction that all iOS devices are taking apart from the Touch.
     
  16. DSTOFEL macrumors 6502

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    If past performance (in terms of the previous Mini updates) is any indicator, I'd lay fair odds the Mini 4 will have 1GB RAM. Apple has treated the Mini as the red headed step child all along by underwhelming on the updates. With the Mini 2, it was the "low color gamut" surprise. With the Mini 3, it was the "Surprise, no real update" surprise. It would kind of be a let down in a way if the Mini 4 didn't have its own "surprise"!
     
  17. ron7624 Contributor

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    Agreed, but ashe777 was stating it was the same as an Air 1. I was disagreeing.
     
  18. newellj macrumors 601

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    But Apple has a history of down-spec'ing the Mini, and it's not clear that the A8 will even handle 2GB of RAM. We need to see a tear-down...
     
  19. newellj macrumors 601

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    Roger on the keynote, apologies.
     
  20. EldonChew macrumors regular

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    To be able to do split-screen, you have to have 2GB.. right?
     
  21. Donka macrumors 68020

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    I disagree, the Mini 2 was a great update, the only thing lacking was the screen tech used. That has been addressed this time round.
     
  22. Donka macrumors 68020

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    The mini 2 had spec parity with the Air 1. Given the Air 2 released last year with 2GB, I think it is a stick on that the Mini 4 will catch up with 2GB RAM. As I say I have 2 on order and the first thing I'll do is run Geekbench on it to determine RAM. 2GB and its a keeper.
     
  23. DSTOFEL macrumors 6502

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    Then how do we disagree? You say the Mini 2 had a "screen tech issue" & I say it had a "color gamut issue". Isn't that the same thing? You say that this has been addressed this time around. I'd say "most likely", but we won't know for sure until someone gets one in their hands!
     
  24. Donka macrumors 68020

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    You said they were underwhelming updates but I said I thought the Mini 2 was a great update. The Official specs state the mini 4 has a laminated screen which will already improve colour and contrast, The only thing unknown exactly what colour gamut is supported but the screen will already be an improvement over the mini 2 and 3.
     

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