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iPad apps are designed for a screen pixel count of either 1024×768 pixels, or 2048×1536 pixels. An iPad Mini with a “retina” display would† therefore have a 326 ppi display, dramatically more pixels and therefore harder for the GPU to drive than the Nexus 7.

      retina iPad: 3.15 megapixels
          Nexus 7: 1.02 megapixels
  non-retina iPad: 0.79 megapixels
† unless the software was considerably revamped using a different approach than the one Apple has used for every other retina display, probably causing rewrites and an extra obnoxious target from all app authors across the board, as compared to literally zero extra work



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