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Old 02-25-2013, 04:22 PM   #31
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The iPad2 is two years old.
The mini is four months old..
and yet both are the same hardware wise...masters of recycling...
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and yet both are the same hardware wise...masters of recycling...
Oddly enough, the NYT had something to say about that, today, in their report on Nook:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/25/bu...anted=all&_r=0

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Others pointed out that even if the Nook itself was a nice device, its offerings were not as rich as that of its rivals. Shaw Wu, a senior analyst at Sterne Agee, a midsize investment bank in San Francisco, said, “It is a very tough space. It is highly competitive, and extras like the depth of apps are very important. But it requires funding and a lot of attention, and Barnes & Noble is competing against companies like Apple and Google, which literally have unlimited resources.”

Horace Dediu, an independent analyst based in Finland who focuses on the mobile industry, said that the difference in quality among the products was so small as to be increasingly irrelevant.

“We’ve moved beyond a game of specs,” he said. “Now it is about your business model, about distribution and economics of scale.”
And, note, Apple is not a small brand..
Which is why they play by a different set of rules when it comes to pricing.
It's a whole different language..
You need to be fluent in both value-shopping and Apple-shopping to play the faux-analyst game these days.
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And, note, Apple is not a small brand..
Which is why they play by a different set of rules when it comes to pricing.
It's a whole different language..-
The only real language for Apple and its customers is brand loyalty.
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Yep and Apple is already probably working on Mini 3. :-)

http://english.etnews.com/device/2726347_1304.html

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Yep. Apple is already working on Mini 3.
...and it'll be so up to date with iPad 3 features
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:34 PM   #37
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Yep and Apple is already probably working on Mini 3. :-)

http://english.etnews.com/device/2726347_1304.html
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According to the trade, Apple had asked LG Display and Japan Display to develop QVGA (2048x1536) class 7.85-inch LCD. It was also known that the request also asked for more than 400 pixels per inch (ppi) - when realized, it will be the first case to build a smartpad with a display over 400ppi.
Those numbers don't make sense. At that resolution, on 7.85", it would yield 326ppi, not 400+.
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Those numbers don't make sense. At that resolution, on 7.85", it would yield 326ppi, not 400+.
The 326ppi is for the Mini 2 while the 400 is for the Mini 3.
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Those numbers don't make sense. At that resolution, on 7.85", it would yield 326ppi, not 400+.
You are quite the numbers bird!
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:50 AM   #40
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The 326ppi is for the Mini 2 while the 400 is for the Mini 3.
2048x1536 is the only resolution that makes sense, given how Apple doesn't do scaling on their OS. That's the same resolution as the iPad 3/4.

That's also why the iPad 3/4 have exactly twice the resolution as the 1, 2, and Mini. And why the iPhone 5 didn't increase the width. Going to a new resolution not based on that would cause issues for existing apps.

I highly doubt we will see the iPad Mini 3 with 400+ PPI, unless they shrink the physical size down.
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I highly doubt we will see the iPad Mini 3 with 400+ PPI, unless they shrink the physical size down.
Or if Apple (finally) gets around to improving the graphics subsystems in iOS to support arbitrary screen metrics. Not something we're likely to see in the Mini2 if it launches by summer but might see next year.
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Or if Apple (finally) gets around to improving the graphics subsystems in iOS to support arbitrary screen metrics.
Given that iOS is using the same codebase as OSX, this is already in place and has been for several years.
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Or if Apple (finally) gets around to improving the graphics subsystems in iOS to support arbitrary screen metrics. Not something we're likely to see in the Mini2 if it launches by summer but might see next year.
Even if they did, I suspect it would cause quite a havoc with developers. With known and fixed screen dimensions, I would expect quite a few people to have hardcoded values and static images to account only for the small subset of sizes available on ios. Things broke with the iphone5, and they'd probably break again on a new resolution.
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