“My take after spending a bunch of the weekend with the iPad mini: This is the real iPad,” Dan Frommer writes for SplatF. “With the exception of screen sharpness, everything about it is better than the bigger, ‘classic’ iPad — and screen sharpness won’t be a deal breaker for the vast majority of people.”
MacDailyNews Take: It’s not that iPad mini’s screen isn’t good, it’s that Apple’s Retina display iPads, iPhones, and Macs are so perfect. If you’re used to the Retina display, it’s an interesting exercise to go back to a “regular” display.
“I expect Apple to continue to sell the big, old iPad indefinitely: In some situations, it is superior, and it’s likely to get lighter and thinner sooner than later,” Frommer writes. “(I’d even love to see Apple experiment with a really big iPad someday. That might be fun.) But once most people can buy an iPad mini — Apple will likely have supply issues well into next year, artificially limiting sales — I expect the iPad mini to become Apple’s best-selling tablet. (And its second-best selling device, period, after the iPhone.)”
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