iPad mini What compromises would you accept to have a retina Mini today?

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    bobbysmith macrumors regular

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    What compromises would you accept to have a retina Mini today, assuming someone could actually make 2048x1536 7.9" screens?

    Same form factor, Retina, 2 ½ hour battery life? 0.45" thick, 1.28 lbs, Retina, 10 hour battery? Price?

    Where would you draw the line?
     
  2. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    The size is staying so that's not changing. I'd draw the line at weight. The thickness will increase because of a higher capacity battery.
     
  3. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    The iPhone 5 has a retina screen and they found a way to make it lighter

    I'm sure apple can find a way to do it add retina & keep the same weight
     
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    A retina screen isn't any big deal for me. Have one on my iPod touch 5; don't have one on my iPad 2. Don't see that much of a difference between the two and neither have caused headaches, eye strain, tears, blurred vision, etc., etc.

    While I don't plan to buy a mini for myself, I will be ordering one for a Christmas gift. And I'm certain the recipient will be delighted with it in its present form.
     
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    Exactly. If they can do it in the iPhone 5, they can do it in the iPad mini 2. They have $100 billion in cash for a reason. Use it.

    Precisely. No compromises. Steve Jobs wouldn't have allowed for any when he was still alive. We shouldn't expect any thing less.
     
  7. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    I'll accept a year of waiting while I use my iPad mini
     
  8. bobbysmith thread starter macrumors regular

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    To clarify, I am talking about today, not the Mini 2 at some point in the future. The current Mini would not be possible with a retina screen, so some compromise would have to be made.
     
  9. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    Apple also left out the toaster oven. NO COMPROMISES.
     
  10. m00min macrumors 6502

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    I absolutely wouldn't accept any reduction in battery life, I'd also be hesitant to see any increase in weight since I just got rid of my 3 for that reason.
     
  11. AlexJaye macrumors regular

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    The current entry price point of the non retina mini.
     
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    No compromises. They could have done it if they didn't keep telling us there was no market for a 7in tablet. All that time they spent telling us that, they could have been working on the iPad mini 1 retina display.
     
  13. bobbysmith thread starter macrumors regular

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    But you can't have both.
     
  14. m00min macrumors 6502

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    Then I'd opt for not putting a retina screen in the mini.
     
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    Why not? Next year Jony Ive, Tim Cook and others will tell you exactly how they did it.
     
  16. bobbysmith thread starter macrumors regular

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    We live in the real world where there actually are technological limitations, not fantasy land. Do you think they wanted the iPad 3/4 the way it is?
     
  17. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I would've paid as much as $500 bucks for a 16gig retina display iPad mini. Size is the issue not price. I suspect Apple know this but couldnt get the technology to market quickly enough.
     
  18. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    Nothing. Screw retina. It's all bunk anyway. Like the Blue Ray slobbers of years gone by.

    What I want is battery. Take those resources and start developing battery technologies. Get 10, 15, 20 hours out of a charge, that'll be sweet.
     
  19. d123 macrumors 68000

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    No compromise, in size, battery, weight or cost, I'm quite happy with the overall package, a higher resolution screen might be nice but it doesn't stop me browsing or reading on the Mini.

    I lay in bed reading a book with the Google Play Books app last night, it was perfectly legible, and I didn't feel any eye strain whatsoever doing it.
     
  20. McGiord macrumors 601

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    No mini, invest all the money in a higher capacity iPhone 5 and a longer lasting battery.
    Apple carrier, no more At&t bs.
     
  21. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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    Not sure I understand what you mean?
     
  22. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Nothing. The screen is great. I hate the heat, weight, and thickness compromises in the iPad 3 and 4 as compared to the 2.
     
  23. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    I'd happily accept a third of the battery life. Yes, that's 1/3. I want to be able to enjoy using it, even if I can only use it two hours without recharging it.
     
  24. bobbysmith thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thick, heavy, warm, takes forever to charge, heavy.
     
  25. m00min macrumors 6502

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    Yep, me too. I wish people would stop equating small with cheap. Everything is geared this way; want a small car? then you must want a cheap car. 11 inch Air? you obviously wanted the 13 inch but couldn't afford it. Does my head in.
     

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