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The smartphone pixel density race really kicked into gear with Apple's retina iPhone 4. Suddenly, the amount of detail you could see on your smartphone screen became the most important aspect of actually buying a phone. But, a few years on, we're extremely close to reaching the point where it really doesn't matter any more.

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Apple just announced the next-generation iPad Mini, and it finally has a screen worth staring at. The iPad Mini now has a retina display that will make everything on the 7.9-inch screen look astonishingly clear. Along with the new fantastic screen, Apple has also sped up the internal chips while keeping it all inside the same light and thin body of the original. However, it does cost a lot more.

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There's something in the air this week. Maybe it's because the holidays are coming, or maybe there's not much actual news to be had three weeks before the Consumer Electronics Show. But for some reason, the dumb Apple rumours are piling up like so many discarded MobileMe accounts.