All the tech bloggers complain that the iPad mini doesn’t have a retina screen, or in the case of Marco Arment explain to us why it doesn’t.

I looked at the iPad minis t the Apple store over the weekend and I love the product. Think it’s fantastic.

Perhaps the complainers had more time getting used to retina, and were previously praising the retina screen to the moon, so it would sound disingenuous if everyone would act like it’s no big deal that Apple would release a new product without retina screen, but I think for most people that will walk into the Apple store over the holiday season it won’t matter. They will not even be able to see the difference. What they will see is the price point of the product, and that is a different story.