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Analyst flip-flops about a Retina display in the iPad mini 2

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Analyst flip-flops about a Retina display in the iPad mini 2
Many have been expecting that the iPad mini 2 will be launching later this year with a Retina display, but an analyst from DisplaySearch doesn't think that's going to happen. Instead, NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim thinks that Apple will take more of the iPhone route with the iPad mini releases.

Shim thinks that the iPad mini 2, which will come this fall, will feature boosted internals and a slimmer design (much like an 'S' iPhone model), and will be followed by a 3rd generation iPad mini that will come in "early 2014" and that's the model that will feature a Retina display.

Of course, we should keep in mind that just last month, Shim was saying that LG was ramping up production of Retina displays for the iPad mini. So, he may not be the most reliable source. While we could believe a shorter release cycle is on the way for the iPhone, it seems unlikely that Apple would be moving to such a short release cycle for the iPad mini. 

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posted on 19 Jun 2013, 14:24

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Does anyone happen to know how to uninstall McAfee Antivirus?

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 14:37 1

2. ebubekir26 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


if it's built in, you have to root your device first

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 15:39

7. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Are you talking about your phone or PC?

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 16:05 1

11. kozza3 (Posts: 702; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


i hate that stuff

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 18:22

36. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Trying to get more hits on that goofy video circulating around?

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 02:58

60. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Finally someone got it,

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 14:51 7

3. ghaniosman (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


Will apple ever stop being self obsessed with their three year old retina display?

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 15:29 6

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 22040; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Apple has the best display in mobile tech why would they stop?

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 15:38 9

5. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


R u kidding?

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 16:00 3

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 22040; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not at all, why would I be kidding.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 16:08 8

12. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


You said Apple has the best display. And you know what? their display are usually made by LG or Sharp. Credit should be given to LG or Sharp, not to the Apple.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 16:15 4

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 22040; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ok I'll give you that, but the display is synonymous with apple.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 16:26 1

15. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


You can say that.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 16:30 2

16. greathero1 (Posts: 566; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


True that they are assembled by LG and Sharp but the design was done by Apple. The specs, technology to use, and all of that good stuff was engineered by Apple. They outsourced their design to be assembled by somebody else because it's more cost effective. So while LG and Sharp should be credited for assembling the displays, Apple deserves the credit since they originally designed and engineered the display.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 16:38 4

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 22040; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's true. People get so caught up in specs, they forger about craftsmanship. Apple 1137/640 blows away some of these 720 and 1080 displays. Why? Engineering...

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 16:42 1

18. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


It may blows away some of the displays but not all of the displays.
HTC One X had the best display (last year). It was praised by almost every website.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 16:44 1

19. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I think Software tweaks and optimization matters.
Sony has the best software software customization, Bravia engine is a really cool stuff though but it still lacks.

Same thing goes with their cameras, Sony and IPhone uses the same cameras but I still give credits to Apple for their better customization.
Last year's i5 beats all the last year flagships in camera.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 17:07 2

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 22040; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I agree with you on software tweaks, and optimization. It does make a difference in the end.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 17:09 3

23. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I don't know man, the S-LCD3 on the One and DNA are pretty amazing, and also calibrated to perfection (or pretty damn close).

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 17:20 1

26. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Agreed with you. I am waiting for Sony Triluminous display, I think it would be surprising.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 17:21 1

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 22040; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


True and you can't leave out the s4.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 17:32 2

30. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Yeah, but AMOLED isn't good for out door use, because they don't get bright enough. Also you need to dig into the settings just to get accurate colors.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 17:36 1

32. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Yeah this is the reason I prefer LCD.
iPhones and HTC have the best displays so far.
LG is picking up the pace too.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 17:38

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 22040; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


True my note is kinda dim out side, auto brightness helps some though.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 01:22

59. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


S4 is much brighter and less reflective than note2

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 20:37 1

45. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


since when having 'accurate' colours means the perfect screen? Isnt deep black and power saver a positive to?

Did you know DisplayMate rated the S4 amoled screen as one of the best screen out there, with having more accurate colours than the HTC ONE or Sony Z?

Amoled is still good for outdoors, I mean you can still read texts easily if you set it to auto brightness or set the brightness higher or maybe my eyes is just too good?

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 20:57

47. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Since ever. Display quality has always been judged on how accurate colors are, professionally at least. You can say you like over saturated colors or warmer/colder whites, but that doesn't mean the professionals will agree with you in their reviews. The infinite black on AMOLED is great, but has little weight to it when the colors on AMOLED are completely blown out of proportion in the eyes of a professional.

Yes, I know the screen of the GS4 is great, ever since they added the different display options in which you can make the display a lot more accurate while still maintaining deep blacks; that's what I meant when I said you had to dig through the settings to get accurate colors.

AMOLED is NOT great for outdoors at all. I've had a GS2 and GS3, the outdoor visibility is terrible even with brightness all the way up. You can still read text, but not nearly as well as you can on an LCD display.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 21:15

50. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Isn't having the option of changing from saturated to accurate colours is better than having 1 option? Your not really digging deep when even a 10 year old can find the settings for it.

Once again, amoled from the S4 has since improved from the GS2 and GS3, maybe you need to try an S4 outside.

I live in Australia which is very sunny most of the time, and sure the screen may not be as good as some LCD but calling it terrible or bad is just nonsense.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 21:43

51. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It is better to have more options, but it shouldn't be wrong in the first place. Yes, a margin of the market like AMOLED's over saturated colors, but the mass majority of the market really doesn't care. And when most consumers don't care, you always go for what the experts will review to be the best, which is accurate colors. Also, there are people like me which AMOLED's colors makes my eyes hurt, and if I look at my phone for longer than about 15 minutes with my brightness higher than about 50% I get a headache.

I have tried a GS4 outside, and the outdoor visibility is really bad. I didn't notice much of a difference between it and my GS3 at full brightness outside.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 22:03 1

54. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


most HD movies you see these days offer dynamic and saturated colours, you dont like watching those to?

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