Announced October 22nd and released November 12th, 2013. The iPad mini 2, also known as the iPad mini with Retina Display, has all the pixels of the iPad Air in a smaller 7.9" form factor.

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Does the new iPad Mini with Retina display use the same glass?

Does the new iPad Mini with Retina display use the same Digitizer glass as the original iPad Mini?

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I am a shop in Los Angeles and took one apart today. It is 100% a different glass. Same size and same ic chip, but the glass has a purple hue to it. Very disappointing cause now we have yet another part to take a year to come down in price.

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By sight it is noticeable, instantly. I am thinking that the purple hue increases the contrast. Did Apple really add a "retina" display or is just tricking us with this tinted glass...hmmmmmm???

The customer I had was happy with the repair and didn't mind the "normal" glass. I would think that taking it to apple for any warranty the 'genius' would notice, but be all know how un-genius they can be.

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What does that purple hue ? Cosmetic or functional difference ?

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