The long awaited iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display is now here. The display size is still the same at 7.9-inch, but is now packed with 4 times more pixels for a crisp and clear view. The new iPad Mini 2 is built for performance with the powerful A7 chip with 64-bit architecture delivering up to 4 times the CPU and 8 times the graphics performance of previous generation models and still you get up to 10 hours battery life.
The Smaller iOS 7 Tablet
The new iPad Mini is adding the most demanded feature by the consumers. Since the day the last generation Mini was announced consumers have always wished for a Retina display. Apple is fulfilling this demand with the iPad mini 2 having a 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 pixels Retina display, which is 4 times more pixels than the 1024 x 768 pixels on the previous generation.
The Apple iPad Mini 2 comes with the new and more powerful Apple A7 processor with 64-bit architecture delivering up to 4 times the CPU and 8 times the graphics performance of previous generation models. This it does without compromising battery life as the Mini still offers up to 10 hours battery life.
iPad Mini with Retina display features a rear 5 megapixels camera, which can record 1080p HD video and a front 1.2 megapixels FaceTime camera with 720p HD video for video calls. It will be available in Wi-Fi only models and a cellular model that will offer both Wi-Fi, 4G LTE as well as options for WCDMA/HSPA+ or CDMA EVDO.
Price & Availability
The new iPad Mini with Retina display will be available first in the United States starting November with the Wi-Fi only models come at $399, $499, $599, and $699 for the 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage models respectively. Cellular models will cost $529, $629, $729, and $829 respectively.
iPad Mini with Retina Display price in Nigeria ranges from N100,000 to N130,000. The Wi-Fi only models start at N79,000.
Apple iPad Mini 2 Specs:
Here are a few Specs for the Apple iPad Mini 2:
- SIM Type: Nano SIM (4G LTE)
- Operating System: iOS 7
- Processor: Apple A7 Processor with 64-bit architecture
- M7 motion co-processor
- Display: 7.9-inch Retina Display (2048 x 1536 pixels, 326 ppi)
- Colours: Silver, or Space Gray
- Weight: 331 g (Wi-Fi), 341 g (4G LTE)
- Dimensions: 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
- Rear Camera: 5 MP iSight Camera with BSI sensor, 1080p HD video
- Five Element Lens, Hybrid IR Filter, HDR, Auto focus
- Front Camera: 1.2 MP FaceTime Camera with BSI sensor, 720p HD video
- Siri Intelligent Digital Assistant
- 1GB RAM ?
- Storage: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB
- 3.5mm jack
- Lightning connector
- Tri-axis gyroscope, Accelerometer, proximity sensor, digital compass
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GSM Quad-band GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) (4G LTE)
- WCDMA/HSPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) (4G LTE)
- 4G LTE (up to 100Mbps) (4G LTE)
- CDMA/EVDO Rev A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz) (4G LTE)
- Apple iMessage messaging service
- Navigation with A-GPS/Wi-Fi/Cellular
- Apple Maps
- email/push email/IM
- Music player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR, MIDI)
- Video player (MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, MIMO with Wi-Fi hotspot
- Photo/Video editor
- WAP 2.0/XHTML/HTML browser
- Battery capacity: 23.8 watt-hour
- Use Time: up to 10 hours
- Browsing on Cellular: up to 9 hours