iPad Mini

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iPad Mini
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Black iPad Mini
Developer Apple Inc.
Manufacturer Foxconn, Pegatron[1]
Type Tablet computer
Media iOS
Operating system 1st generation, 2 and 3: iOS 8.1, released October 20, 2014 (2014-10-20)
Power Bulit-in rechargeable 4440mAh Li-Po battery
16.3 W·h (59 kJ), 10hr life
System-on-chip used Apple A5 2nd Generation (32nm)
CPU 1 Ghz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9
Memory 512 MB DDR2 RAM
Storage 16, 32, or 64 GB flash memory[2]
Display 7.9 inch (200.66 mm) diagonal LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
1024 x 768 px at 163 PPI 4:3 aspect ratio
Graphics PowerVR SGX543MP2
Input Mulit-touch screen, headset controls, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass
Camera Front-facing 1.2MP and rear-facing 5MP
Connectivity
All models
Wi-Fi:
802.11 a/b/g/n @ 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
Bluetooth 4.0
[2]
Online services App Store, iTunes
Weight Wi-Fi: 308 g (0.68 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 312 g (0.69 lb)
Successor iPad Mini (2nd generation)
Website www.apple.com/ipad-mini

The iPad Mini is a line of mini tablet computers that is designed, made, and sold by Apple Inc.. It is smaller than a full-sized iPad with a screen size of 7.9 inches, compared to 9.7 inches on a regular iPad. The first iPad mini was announced on October 23, 2012, and was released on November 2, 2012, in almost all of Apple's markets.[3] It is similar to the iPad 2.

The second-generation iPad Mini was announced on October 22, 2013, and was released on November 12, 2013. It is the first iPad Mini to have a Retina Display.

Features[change | change source]

See also: iOS, iOS 6, and iOS 7

The iPad Mini shipped with iOS 6. It can act as a hotspot, meaning that it can share its internet connection over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB. It can also access the App Store, where users can buy and install applications for their device. It can run the latest operating system, iOS 7, and this version shipped with the second generation iPad Mini.

Model Comparison[change | change source]

Below is a comparison of the two iPad Mini models. The most recent model is the iPad Mini 3, which was announced on October 16, 2014.

Model iPad Mini (1st generation) iPad Mini 2 iPad Mini 3
Model Number A1432 (WiFi)
A1454 (WiFi + Cellular)
A1455 (WiFi + Cellular MM)
A1489 (WiFi)
A1490 (WiFi + Cellular)
Status Available Available Available
Announcement date October 23, 2012 October 22, 2013 October 16, 2014
Release date November 2, 2012 November 12, 2013 October 24, 2014
Discontinued 32, 64 GB: October 22, 2013
16 GB: In production
64, 128 GB: October 16, 2014
16, 32 GB: In production
16, 64, 128 GB: In production
Launch Price Wi-Fi models:
16 GB $329, 32 GB $429, 64 GB $529
Wi-Fi + Cellular models:
16 GB $459, 32 GB $559, 64 GB $659
Wi-Fi models:
16 GB $399, 32 GB $499, 64 GB $599, 128 GB $699
Wi-Fi + Cellular models:
16 GB $529, 32 GB $629, 64 GB $729, 128 GB $829
Wi-Fi models:
16 GB $399, 64 GB $499, 128 GB $599
Wi-Fi + Cellular models:
16 GB $529, 64 GB $629, 128 GB $729
SoC Apple A5 Apple A7
Motion coprocessor N/A Apple M7
CPU 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.3 GHz dual-core Apple Cyclone
GPU Dual-core PowerVR SGX543MP2 Quad-core PowerVR G6430
Memory 512 MB DDR2 RAM built into Apple A5 package 1024 MB LPDDR3 RAM
Storage 16, 32, or 64 GB 16, 32, 64, or 128 GB 16, 64, or 128 GB
Display 7.9 inches (200 mm) multi-touch display with LED backlighting and a fingerprint and scratch-resistant coating
1024×768 pixels at 163 ppi 2048×1536 pixels at 326 ppi (Retina Display)
Camera Back 1080p HD still and video camera
5 MP, 30fps and 5× digital zoom
Front 1.2 MP still, 720p video
Wireless Wi-Fi Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi + Cellular In addition to above:
3G transitional LTE on Cellular model
Geolocation Wi-Fi Wi-Fi, Apple location databases
Wi-Fi + Cellular Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Apple databases, Cellular network
Environmental sensors Accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, magnetometer
Battery Built-in lithium-ion polymer battery.

browsing: 10 hours (Wi-Fi), 9 hours (3G/Cellular); video: 10 hours; audio: 140 hours; standby: 1 month

Initial operating system iOS 6.0 iOS 7.0.3 iOS 8.1
Highest supported operating system iOS 8.1 iOS 8.1 iOS 8.1
Dimensions 7.87 × 5.3 × 0.28 in (200 × 135 × 7 mm) 7.87 × 5.3 × 0.29 in (200 × 135 × 7 mm)
Weight Wi-Fi model: 0.68 lb (310 g)
Wi-Fi + Cellular model: 0.69 lb (310 g)
Wi-Fi model: 0.73 lb (330 g)
Wi-Fi + Cellular model: 0.75 lb (340 g)
Mechanical keys Home, sleep, volume rocker, variable (mute sound and rotation lock) function switch (iPad Mini 2 and below)
Connector Lightning
Greenhouse gas emissions 95 kg CO2e 140 kg CO2e
Model iPad Mini (1st generation) iPad Mini 2 iPad Mini 3

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