iPad Mini 2

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iPad Mini
IPad Mini 2 Logo.PNG
DeveloperApple Inc.
Product familyiPad Mini
TypeTablet computer
Introductory priceWi-Fi:
16 GB: $399, 32 GB: $499,
64 GB: $599, 128 GB: $699
Wi-Fi + Cellular:
16 GB: $529, 32 GB: $629,
64 GB: $729, 128 GB: $829
Operating systemOriginal: iOS 7.0.3
Last: iOS 12.4.4, released December 2019 (2019-12)
System-on-chip usedApple A7 with 64-bit architecture and Apple M7 motion co-processor
Memory1GB LPDDR3 DRAM[1]
Storage16, 32, 64 or 128 GB flash memory
Display2048×1536 px (326 PPI), 7.9 in (200 mm) diagonal, 4:3 LED-backlit IPS LCD
InputMulti-touch screen,headset controls, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass
CameraiSight Camera: 5 mega-pixels, ƒ/2.4 aperture, 1080p video. FaceTime HD Camera: 1.2MP photos, ƒ/2.4 aperture, 720p HD video.
PowerBuilt-in 23.8-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery.

Charging via 10W power adapter or USB to computer system.

Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network watching video, or listening to music.
Online servicesApp Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore, iCloud, Game Center
DimensionsHeight: 200 mm (7.9 in)
Width: 134.7 mm (5.30 in)
Depth: 7.5 mm (0.30 in)
MassWi-Fi: 331 g (0.730 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 341 g (0.752 lb)
PredecessoriPad Mini (1st generation)
SuccessoriPad Mini 3

The second generation iPad Mini (stylized and marketed as iPad Mini 2, and previously marketed as the iPad mini with Retina display) is a tablet computer that is made and sold by Apple Inc. It almost has the same design as the first generation iPad Mini, but added some new features such as the Apple A7 system-on-a-chip and a 2,048 x 1,536 resolution Retina Display.[2] It uses the same hardware that is used in the iPad Air. Apple released the second generation iPad Mini in silver and space grey colors on November 12, 2013.

The successor to the iPad Mini 2, the iPad Mini 3, was announced on October 16, 2014. In 2017, the iPad mini 2 was discontinued.

History[change | change source]

The iPad Mini 2 was announced during an event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 22, 2013.[3] The theme of the event was 'We still have a lot to cover.' Originally, at the time of its release, the iPad Mini 2 was officially sold as the "iPad Mini with Retina Display". However, when the iPad Mini 3 was announced on October 16, 2014, Apple started selling the second generation iPad Mini as iPad Mini 2.

References[change | change source]

  1. "iPad Mini Retina Display Teardown". iFixit. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  2. Apple iPad Mini gets Retina Display
  3. "Apple decks out venue for iPad event next week". CNET. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 24, 2013.