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Old 02-12-2013, 05:04 PM   #31
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...My favorite handwriting app, Noteshelf, will be ported to Android soon, and when that happens, I may actually not need an iPad any more. It's silly that one app holds me back, but I could not function without it any more.
I know how you feel. My favorite handwriting app is WritePad for iPad, and it keeps me tied to iPad because the only other version I've seen, WritePad for Android, is a pale comparison. Same company; but the way the app works on non-Apple devices is rather pitiful. I bought it for my grandson's Fire and it disappointed me greatly.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:40 PM   #32
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I would not buy one for my own use, I need the larger size for my primary uses of comic and magazine reading.

However, I might buy one for my daughter. I think an iPad Mini is the right size for her, but the combination of the current price and screen resolution just isn't worth it to me. I don't want to pay more than half again the price of a Nexus 7 for something that's not at least equal if not demonstrably better in every way, including screen resolution.

Putting a retina display on an iPad Mini would bring the value more closely into line with the price, and that's always a good thing.
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I know how you feel. My favorite handwriting app is WritePad for iPad, and it keeps me tied to iPad because the only other version I've seen, WritePad for Android, is a pale comparison. Same company; but the way the app works on non-Apple devices is rather pitiful. I bought it for my grandson's Fire and it disappointed me greatly.
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When retina was introduced, it meant that when used at a normal distance individual pixels could not be resolved by someone of normal vision.
Not really, Jobs mentioned the 300dpi threshold as "retina".

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I got a chance to see an iPad mini, and the screen struck me as an awkward size: too big for a pocket or my purse, too small to really see things well.

why I've decided I want an iPad: for maps of Ankh-Morpork.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:34 PM   #36
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Being male I do not need a Maxi or Mini Pad.
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what being MALE got to do with anything?

I was a little negative about the iPad mini until I actually used it in a store, I am sure the next mini will be cheaper and have a better display
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:37 PM   #37
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Nope, no aPple products for me. Didn't like dealing with them. Unless I am given one of their products I won't own one. I don't think they want me as a customer, either. Threatening to reach in and pull a certain male body part through my phone tends to scare people away.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:42 PM   #38
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what being MALE got to do with anything?...
It's a joke. I see your location shows Japan. It may be a language-barrier thing. These links should explain it.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanitary_napkin

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http://www.google.com/patents/US4237591

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Old 02-13-2013, 12:18 AM   #39
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It's a joke. I see your location shows Japan. It may be a language-barrier thing. These links should explain it.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanitary_napkin

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http://www.google.com/patents/US4237591
I think 2 jokers
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didnot know Indians in ga?

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I have the iPad 3 and love the retina display for dealing with the teeny tiny print on digitized magazines and historical documents.

The downside, since i now use it for 80% of my web surfing and entertainment is the darn thing is too heavy. My bunky has the mini and the size and weight is great, but i would need the higher resolution for some of my reading - i tested it out on his and i needed to enlarge stuff to 110-120% to be able to read all the fine print clearly. So I'm biding my time waiting for the retina mini, and hopefully it will be available in 128 GB. My original iPad had 64GB and i made the mistake of dropping to 16 GB when i bought the iPad 3. Big mistake. Huge.
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I'm a happy inmate of the Apple ecosystem. I have an iPad 3 which serves me well in place of the laptop I would otherwise have. But I will add a retina mini when one comes out, because of weight & portability considerations. I will buy it in lieu of buying another full sized next generation iPad - I'll keep my 3 for reading newspapers & magazines, & watching videos. Unless, of course, it turns out that the mini can handle those functions well enough to suit me. I expect I'll get one with cellular capability, for traveling.

If I did not have an iPad, and were buying my first, it would be the mini. Looks to me like Steve was wrong about this one - or engaging in misdirection.
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Not really, Jobs mentioned the 300dpi threshold as "retina".
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“…there’s a magic number around 300dpi, if you hold something about 10-12 inches away from your eye, it’s the limit of the human retina to distinguish pixels.”
It is 300 dpi for something held at 10-12 inches, it would be different for something held at a different distance.

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I think I said that too.
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I think 2 jokers
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I was wondering if my leg was being pulled. Wouldn't be the first time.
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It's a joke. I see your location shows Japan. It may be a language-barrier thing. These links should explain it.

Maxi-Pads:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanitary_napkin

Mini-pads:
http://www.google.com/patents/US4237591


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I think 2 jokers
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1 in japan

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on subject
I wnat to see apple device
There were Indians all over North America, until the Europeans brought disease and pestulence.

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I was wondering if my leg was being pulled. Wouldn't be the first time.

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