Originally Posted by GS Turn
You are the one that does not make since.
One time is a typo but doing it repeatedly is ignorance.
They will keep the same resolution as the iPad 2 but increase the PPI to acheive the smaller screen.
Which is what I've been saying.
The PPI will be close to 300 PPI.
Now you're thinking even less. I've already ran the numbers for you and yet you've failed to realize that 10224x768 7.85" is 163 PPI... just like the 3GS. This is rudimentary mathematics here!
Developers write to Aspect Ratio and resolution, they do not write to PPI.
Is it really that difficult to understand that you alter the SIZE of the items when you alter the SIZE of the items. It's a 1 to fraking 1 ratio we're talking about. You reduce the SIZE by x% you reduce the SIZE by x%. This should not be a difficult concept to understand!
There are dozens of sizes of HD televisions with 1080P resolution, the only difference is the PPI which does not affect anything.
I'm also not using my fingers to touch my TV display. For frak's sake is it really possible there are people that don't realize the display is the primary INPUT, not just the OUTPUT?
PPI counts do not affect Apps only the quality of the image.
It doesn't affect the apps and yet Apple waited a long time to get double the resolution in the iPhone and had to make a lot of exceptions to get double the resolution in the iPad when your logic is they could have increased the PPI slowly and steadily without any negative affect in the apps and with small qualitative upgrades to the images as they did it. Yet they didn't which should tell you something about your logic and about how Apple operates.
Making a screen smaller by increasing the PPI increases quality
WTF!?! Increasing the PPI does not make a display smaller? I seriously hope you didn't mean to use the preposition 'by'.
...and that is what Apple would be doing by making an iPad Mini. Apple will not do the cheapest know solution, if they make an iPad Mini it will be a high quality product.
Cost and quality are not the same thing. Apple has a 15 year history (much thanks to Tim Cook) in making high quality products at a lo cost from not wasting money where they don't need to which is why the 163 1024x768 PPI 7.85" display makes a great deal of since