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Apple iPad mini 2 Retina display could have already entered AUO's pipeline

0. phoneArena 07 Nov 2012, 07:13 posted on

The Apple iPad mini might just have landed in stores, but Apple’s manufacturers are already gearing up for a Retina-display second generation of the iPad mini…

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posted on 07 Nov 2012, 07:26 13

1. hung2900 (Posts: 776; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Epic fail, ppi on 2048x1536 7.9inch screen is ~324, not 497
Even the source (SlashGear) said so.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 07:59 3

8. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Yup...too little too late for Apple!
its a good addition but there are already higher res screens existing now so by second half of 20113 we may have Nexus 10 resolution screens on 7 inch devices....and Apple's retina display will have failed them yet again.

And by the way does Apple have a standard on Retina display or do they just label any device in their line-up that they like as Retina Display?
I mean iphone 4s has 326 ppi, the old new ipad and the new new ipad :) have 264 ppi, the retina macbooks have lesser ppi...so what the heck is all the fuss about?

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:40 4

19. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


20113? Wow man...you are really going far!
I doubt Apple will live to see that year (pun intended).

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 09:44

25. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


hahahahaha...oh man that does look rather...far-fetched :)
I meant 2013 for all of you who are still confused :)

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 22:07

42. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Oh, know I get it, with them making 2 iPad minis they'll make more money

It's obvious wat ur doing Apple and its DEFINANTLY gonna work 4 you!!
I mean what's next? iPad retina display on iPhone?
(PS if you still my idea I will sue you)
NOT joking ;)

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 12:22

34. rf1975 (Posts: 240; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


LOL, By looking at their stock price in reasent time, I really doubt that they will not stay in the market till Q1 2015.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 22:03

41. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Today is just getting better and better

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:02 2

9. Victor.H (Posts: 408; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Thanks, it's now fixed.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:28

17. denied911z (banned) (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


nice fail ;)

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 22:09

43. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Ur mom givin birth 2 u was and still is a fail, EPIC FAIL that is.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 12:32

36. rf1975 (Posts: 240; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I think the reason for not putting the retina display is not only the price, they need a good CPU\GPU muscle like A6 or A6X. As we know Apple does not have enough inventory for A6 chips for their iPhone which the highest profit margin product for Apple. So it is unlike they will make iPad mini with retina display anytime soon.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:10

12. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


This means that the 9.7 inch ipad will get an even bigger upgrade! Heal yeah!

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:11 1

13. dickwyn (Posts: 584; Member since: 07 May 2012)


4K resolution !!!

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 09:43 2

24. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


they did not give this in the 1st iPad mini bcuz they wanted to see if the iSheep will buy anything they throw at them . even Rocks with Apple logo on it ...& guess what they r right.....iSheeps r so Dumb !!!
& with the new beefed up ipad mini 2 the price will also b higher ...they will say its " REVOLUTIONARY " ...

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 12:27

35. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


What's 4K resolution?

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 15:11 1

38. kingpet13 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


I think it will have a true retina display (300 ppi), a much better processor (probably A15 based dual core), and an upgraded OS. Now you can wait 5-12 months for this Ipad to be released, and get it for $600, but for $299, I can get you it next month, with a better OS. It just might be called the Nexus 10 instead of the iPad 5.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 03:04

44. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


No thanks.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 07:39 4

2. kmichalec (Posts: 12; Member since: 29 Mar 2010)


Really? Epic Fail? It's just a miscalculation. Do me a favor. Look up "Epic Failure" in a dictionary. An epic failure would be something that is mistake of such monumental proportions that it requires its own term in order to successfully point out the unfathomable shortcomings of an individual or group. A miscalculation in a tech blog epic failure. Quit over exaggerating. If that's "epic" to you, then you need a life.

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." - Inigo Montoya

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 07:48 1

3. kmichalec (Posts: 12; Member since: 29 Mar 2010)


...A miscalculation in a tech blog does not equal epic failure...

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 07:49

4. pongkie (Posts: 496; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


they better not release that in six months

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 07:49 3

5. JunkCreek (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


anyway, by the way, busway, railway, the fail and the failure are still epic!

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 07:52 3

6. JunkCreek (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


anyway, by the way, busway, railway, the fail and the failure are still epic!

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 07:57 3

7. JunkCreek (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


anyway, by the way, busway, railway, the fail and the failure are still epic!

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:06 1

10. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Junk troll!

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:09 5

11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Let me see, except for the 2048 x 1536 resolution and processor, i won't be entirely wrong to predict that the next iPad mini will look the same, feel the same and sound the same.
And continue patenting everything on it's way...thinking it's innovation they created. Hate me for the words but i got no more love for Apple.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:13 1

16. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Why would you change a good thing for the sake of change? People love the form factor and build quality of the Mini. It is a hit. Put the iPad 4 screen and internals in the Mini, and you will have a huge hit.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 09:03 1

21. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


People love the form factor and build quality of the Mini. It is a hit." How many times have you people been saying that??
You might as well say "People love the form factor and build quality of the iP5. It is a hit."
You know what it sounds like? A CLICHÉ!
As boring as the iPads and iPhones can get.
And by the way, are you saying that those iPad and iPhone designs are the best that Apple can come up with? You definitely sound so...
P.S. Those thumbs down are not mine, don't believe me? Check my finger-print.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 09:08

23. Hemlocke (unregistered)


I don't care about the thumbs down on here. If you say anything positive about Apple, then they come with the territory.

As far as design, the iPhone is iconic. People buy it because they like the design. You iterate the most popular design on the planet. Constantly changing it risks alienating the people who love it. You upgrade the internals, and improve where improvement is needed (Glass-->Aluminum), but just changing it is a recipe for disaster, from a business standpoint.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 10:41 2

28. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1286; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Okay, here's a question. Why not have simply waited a few months and release an ipad mini WITH the retina display? How is this any different than releasing a smartphone without sms capability and then adding it in their next iteration, when the current crop of cell phones (smart & feature) had the capability for years before when the first was released? It's not like that was a new technology, and neither is a retina display. If anything it should have been easier to get retina resolution on a smaller display. To me this is as bad as people who trade in their 1 year old car for a new one because it has a world clock instead of a regular one. And yes it does happen.

When they already have a new model in the wings before the original has been out for a month, all that is is a pure money grab. Android oems have done it and I felt the same way about it then (Bionic/Razr/Razr Maxx/Razr MaxxHD). All it shows me is that they really don't have anything for the next model and are using it as a stopgap to buy time to think up something new. But what it really does is screw over loyal customers. But I guess if you continue to let them do that it's your own fault.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 11:06

29. shareeff (Posts: 12; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


Only 1 word to describe apple 'MERCENARY'

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 17:13 1

40. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


There you go Hemlocke, i don't need anymore say.
But you'll still defend what you say cause i know you and we've already had this type of conflict before... Like Apple, you won't care what others say or do...you'll just stand where you are, even if it's the sewage, because Apple told you so... Happy Appling!!!

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:11 3

14. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


They will release this new mini in 6 months and take all that money from the owners who bought the first one..and the cycle continues unabated. Apple selling you the same thing every 6-12 months and not showing signs of slowing down, yes! At least they are committed no?!?

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:12

15. Aeires (unregistered)


"We don’t know why Apple did not ship this first generation of the iPad mini with such a display, but our guess would be price."

To get people that bought the OG Mini to upgrade, that's why. Apple's been doing this on a regular basis since 2007, maybe earlier. There should be absolutely no surprise by this tactic. I wrote last week, never buy the first iteration of any Apple product, when the second model is released, you'll get what the OG should have had.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:38

18. redmd (Posts: 867; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


the new iPad mini

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:52

20. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


"People love the form factor
and build quality of the Mini. It is a hit." How many times have you people been saying that??
You might as well say "People love the form factor
and build quality of the iP5. It is a hit."
You know what it sounds like? A CLICHÉ!
As boring as the iPads and iPhones can get.
And by the way, are you saying that those iPad and iPhone designs are the best that Apple can come up with? You definitely sound so...
P.S. Those thumbs down are not mine, don't believe me? Check my finger-print.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 09:06

22. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Well, i will have no beef with that device - with A6X processor it will be pretty darn great gadget

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 10:02

26. shamataa (Posts: 202; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Another reason why not to get the ipad mini!. This 2nd will be way too expensive for average consumers. Apple seems to think that everyone on earth is rich so they just have to charge their products so freaken high. Guess we aren't all that rich Apple. Lower the prices to 200 but Apple won't b/c they don't give a crap about us lower class consumers. They think they are all that.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 10:34

27. bubbadoes (Posts: 324; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Apple is smart..this is their tactic from the start with the launch of a low balled mini with the lowest resolution out on any 7 in tab and a two year old processor. if they would have put a a6 and retina display..then you would have never seen a mini 2 3 or 4...not much room for improvement if the original mini woule have launched with those specs and for 329 it should have....i saw a 99 htx yes x android tablet in walmart with a faster processor and better screen than the mini....go figure...but the mini2 will still get ahhhs and yahhhhs as if it were new technology or somethingbunheard of

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 11:10

30. shareeff (Posts: 12; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


Too bad... 2 months ago I bought iPad 3rd generation, to my surprise now the 4th generation already released...

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 11:11

31. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


I guess we can say bye to yearly upgrades on iPads, looks like they'll be releasing them twice a year. Who knows if they'll start doing the same for iPhones.

Which is good imo since you don't have to wait a whole year to get the latest tech, similar to Android's approach.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 11:13

32. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


The reason Apple didn't release this screen resolution on their first iPad mini was so that they will have something to upgrade to for the next generation.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 16:13

39. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1286; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


For all of that talk awhile back about Apple trying to be green, they aren't really backing it up. Changing the charging port to something that's still proprietary, while the old stuff most likely ends up in the dump. Person buys the new model with the incremental upgrade, the old model gets traded or sold, the next person gets their old one, and maybe dumps their older one, etc, etc. And the difference between the 2 models is fairly negligible.

These companies that do this crap are getting as bad as the ones who pollute the air. Why not put out something that has all the tech available at the time, sell it for a longer period before introducing a new model, and keep more customers happy. In some of these cases it's almost like they're double billing them.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 12:12

33. BREvenson (Posts: 204; Member since: 17 May 2012)


Not even two weeks on the market and there's already talk of the next generation of iPad mini...if Apple controlled the way generations are created, people would be having children by the age of 1, those children would be parents within a year, and high schools all over the country would be filled with great-great-great-great-great grandparents...probably further than that.

Seriously, Apple didn't even make a big impact with the first iPad mini, so what makes them think the second one will be any better? By the time it hits shelves, we'll have at least half a dozen new tablets, and they'll all be far superior. On top of that, Apple is more in the news for their stupid patent lawsuits than their supposedly innovative products. If they continue down this path of senseless litigation and lack of creativity with their products, Apple will surely die a slow, painful death.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 14:51

37. webOSlove (unregistered)


Retina displays are BORING now! ! Bring SOMETHING new PLEASE.
Since the iPhone 4, all Apple has been doing is bumping its products specs, but nothing new or innovated has come out in a long time.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 22:19

45. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


then the price will be double! thats why if i buy an iDevice especially the new product that they announce, i'll wait for next year coz the first generation doesnt deserve its price! the original iPad, the iPhone is very pricey...they dont even have the camera! so buying the first generation iPad mini of that price (330! thats too much, not even HD) is a suicide! so buying next next year will be a good idea...but if you want to have a portable device, better yet buy a nexus 7 or a BlackBerry PlayBook(one apple-centric site, imore.com said that playbook is the best tablet to buy under $200 specially thats its only $149 now!)...

nexus 7 coz its the best android tablet that google can offer and it will have tons of apps!

playbook coz a very premium device and worth more than its price! an has dual camera, and upgradable to BB10.. can run android apps!

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