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Sweet. Lots of good releases. Mac Mini, iMac, 13 inch rMBP, iPad mini and iPad 4. The iMac is MINE, and the iPad 4 is too.
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I really don't understand the point of an iPad mini...it seems like Apple's trying to fill a gap that really doesn't need filling. And I don't how know how well the integrated graphics will fare driving that many pixels on the thirteen inch rMBP.

Most of Apple's tablet marketshare that has been lost has been to smaller and cheaper tablets, that's the gap they're trying to fill.
Edited by lordikon - 10/23/12 at 2:49pm
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Higher res means nothing if it's not optimized properly.
Here's a screenshot of the Guggenheim website straight from my Nexus 7, standard view, on the landscape orientation. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Claiming Apple are manipulating stuff like this isn't a great idea. Especially when they're not.

Sense in an Apple thread, I like it +1 internets to you good sir.
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Most of Apple's tablet marketshare that has been lost has been to smaller and cheaper tablets, that's the gap they're trying to fill.

The missed the mark. A tablet with a 1024x768 screen... Did we just lose 4 years worth of screen development? That's completely unacceptable.

And it costs more than the Nexus 7.
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iPad mini: 4:3 aspect ratio, sub-HD resolution, $330 price. Son, I am dissapoint.
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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post

Most of Apple's tablet marketshare that has been lost has been to smaller and cheaper tablets, that's the gap they're trying to fill.

The missed the mark. A tablet with a 1024x768 screen... Did we just lose 4 years worth of screen development? That's completely unacceptable.

And it costs more than the Nexus 7.

The iPad 2 is only two years old and had that resolution, at a lower PPI.

You need to understand resolution scaling to know why they did it. They had two choices if they wanted proper scaling, 1024x768, or 2048x1536. I think it's obvious why they didn't choose 2048x1536 in a 7.9" tablet that needs to cost around $300.
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iPad mini: 4:3 aspect ratio, sub-HD resolution, $330 price. Son, I am dissapoint.

See my above info. As far as the price though, yes I agree. $299 should have been the max.
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Was really interested in this as my Fiance has an Ipad 2 that we bought her for Xmas last year. The 329$ price tag kills it for me though. I would just assume get a Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire as the main thing I would even do with a tablet would be reading.
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The missed the mark. A tablet with a 1024x768 screen... Did we just lose 4 years worth of screen development? That's completely unacceptable.

And it costs more than the Nexus 7.
The Retina display comes at the cost of power consumption, weight and heat. Not such a big deal for the iPad 3 because of its size, but those things are all a huge deal for the iPad mini.

The iPad 3's battery had to jump up to 42.5 Whr and it still has less battery life than the iPad 2 which has a 25 Whr battery. The Mini has about a 16.5 Whr battery, and a much smaller chassis too, so it can't handle the power consumption or the heat of the Retina display, and certainly not of the A5X as well.
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iPad mini: 4:3 aspect ratio, sub-HD resolution, $330 price. Son, I am dissapoint.
4:3 aspect ratio == compatibility with all apps.
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The iPad 2 is only two years old and had that resolution, at a lower PPI.
You need to understand resolution scaling to know why they did it. They had two choices if they wanted proper scaling, 1024x768, or 2048x1536. I think it's obvious why they didn't choose 2048x1536 in a 7.9" tablet that needs to cost around $300.
See my above info. As far as the price though, yes I agree. $299 should have been the max.

There is this little idea called "Advancement."

All of Apple's current devices have been getting progressively nicer screens. The iPad mini didn't get that sort of love. It truly is a disappointment.

Also I do understand resolution scaling. 2048x1536 has exactly 4 times the pixels that 1024x768 does, which means the scaling is incredibly easy. I think the resolution would be forgivable if the tablet cost around $200 (or less) but at their asking price, the iPad mini is a complete and utter joke! There is no way that tablet costs more than about $100 to manufacture. Seriously, the technology used to make that screen is incredibly outdated, not to mention extremely easy for an Apple A5 processor to drive.
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Shouldn't you have waited at least a year before a new ipad? Or is seven and a half months enough now to annoy all of your users apple.

Hopefully people might switch to android tablets.
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