iPad Mini and iPad 4 Under the Microscope [Images]

Posted November 3, 2012 at 2:35am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 14455 views

RepairLabs has put the iPad mini and iPad 4 under the microscope to examine its display.

The iPad mini is where things get interesting. Its smaller size necessitates a few sacrifices, and the Retina Display (at this point) simply cannot be made to fit the new small chassis, so to speak. But lo! The difference between the 4th Gen and the mini is not that huge when examined under the microscope. In fact, the pixels of the Retina Display are only 2/3 the size of the iPad mini. In the older iterations, the pixels of the 4th Gen are ½ the size of the older versions, or .50. Here, they’re a full 16% (.16, since the 4th Gen’s pixels are 1/3 or .66 of the size of the mini) larger in comparison. This means the difference between the two, is less noticeable. In fact, to the naked eye, it’s negligible. Why is this? Since it’s a smaller screen, the pixels are packed much more densely.

Take a look at the images below or hit the link for further analysis.

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Jim James - November 5, 2012 at 12:08am
This very article was the reason I went out of my way to go to an Apple Store this morning to check out the Mini's screen for myself. This article gave me hope that the Mini's screen really wasn't that bad and that people were just exaggerating. What I learned was that the complainers were right. The screen really does suck.
GKKB - November 4, 2012 at 8:04pm
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XxPro-gamerxX - November 4, 2012 at 2:28pm
The iPad 4 is known as the the "IPad with retina display" it was shown in the keynote and as the ipad 4 span round, it revealed the ipad mini Watch the keynote and see :) http://www.apple.com/uk/apple-events/october-2012/
spectorga - November 3, 2012 at 1:30pm
iPad 4th Gen was announced same day as iPad Mini. It is not the 3rd Gen released 6 months ago.
City023 - November 3, 2012 at 4:24pm
Wow, I missed that! That's weird that iPad 4 was released just a few months after the new ipad3. Haven't even seen commercial or ads about the iPad4.
City023 - November 3, 2012 at 11:14am
Is the new ipad4 coming out or already out? I don't get it.
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