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

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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68 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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2. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

7. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Are you talking about your phone or PC?

11. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

i hate that stuff

36. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

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

60. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Finally someone got it,

3. ghaniosman

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

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

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

5. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

R u kidding?

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not at all, why would I be kidding.

12. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

15. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

You can say that.

16. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 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.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 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...

18. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

19. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

23. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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).

26. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

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

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True and you can't leave out the s4.

30. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

32. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

59. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

S4 is much brighter and less reflective than note2

45. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 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?

47. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

50. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 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.

51. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

54. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

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

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