Apple officially announced its new product mini version of iPad and named as “Apple iPad mini” with improved performance features to fight with low priced (mid ranged) tablet available under android OS. As we posted early some tech source says iPad mini will be rebranded as iPad Air, but apple remains it as iPad Mini. As its name suggest that this new version of iPad mini comes in smaller, thinner and lighter than previous new iPad version. Check out Apple iPad mini features and specifications in detailed.
Apple iPad Mini features
Looking for features point of view, this small version of iPad comes in 7.9 inches screen size which is slightly higher than the normal tablet beginning size (7inch) also reduced from previous 9.7 inches iPad available in three storage variants 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.
When compare to apple new iPad (third generation iPad), this iPad mini has 53% lighter and 23% thinner as it comes 7.2 mm (0.28inch) thin and weighs 308 g and other hardware specs are almost similar. The 7.9 inch display has 1024 by 768 pixels resolutions at 163ppi with Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating features.
In terms of camera iPad mini has both rear and front camera as its own name iSight camera (back) which is featured with 5MP autofocus, face detection at 1080p HD video recording while FaceTime HD (front) comes in 1.2 MP with 720p HD video and FaceTime video calling over Wi-Fi or cellular.
Apple iPad Mini specs:
Display: 7.9 inch LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology with 1024x 768 pixels resolution
Dimension: 200mm (height) x 134.7mm (width)x 7.2mm( depth) and weight 308grams (0.68 pound)
Processor: A5 Dual core chip
Memory: three different storage devices starting from 16GB, 32GB and 64GB
iSight Camera- 5MP with Autofocus, Face detection, Backside illumination, Five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, ƒ/2.4 aperture at 1080p HD video recording
FaceTime HD Camera- 1.2MP photos with 720p HD video, FaceTime video calling over Wi-Fi or cellular
Connectivity: Bluetooth V4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz), lighting connector, .5-mm stereo headphone minijack, Built-in speaker, Microphone
Connectivity for Wi-Fi+ Cellular device: 2G-GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G- UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE, CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
Preloaded apps: Safari, Photos, App Store, Maps, Photo Booth, Reminders, Camera, Mail, FaceTime, iTunes, Music, Clock, Calendar, Messages, Newsstand, Videos, Game Center, Contacts, Notes,iMove, facebook
Battery: 16.3W Li-Polymer and life- upto 10hours on talktime mode
Available color: black and slate and white and silver
Apple iPad Mini price and availability:
This iPad mini listed to stores as two buying hardware variants Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi+ Cellular (Nano SIM support) device and both these type comes in three storage selection devices 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.
iPad mini Wi-Fi only price:
16GB model- $329
64GB model- $529
iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular price:
32GB model -$559
64GB model- $659
Also available in contract price with following US carrier AT&T, Sprint and Verizon
iPad mini Availability:
Apple initially starts ship iPad Mini wifi only version in 34 countries at apple Retail Store from 2nd November 2012 and preorder opens from 26th October 2012.while Sim supported device will be available couple of week later.
We are expecting this Apple iPad mini to hit india’s official apple online store and other ecommerce store like ebay.in, flipkart, homeshop18 and other stores for price staring from Rs.22, 000+ and in Malaysia price- RM 1000+.
Do wait for iPad mini Vs best android tablet in the same price range.