Originally Posted by Tess89
As people don't sit within 1 foot over their HDTVs, that is a thoroughly ridiculous statement. Heck, at around 5 feet a 1980x1080 tv can arguable be considered retina on a 40" display. It's all about size and viewing distance.
That was exactly my point. It was a reductio ad absurdum.
The iPad Mini is the same resolution as the iPad, and would look the same, if held slightly closer.