Details & Highlights
We've expanded the definition of mini.
iPad mini was designed to give you nothing less than the full iPad experience. So when we thought about which enhancements to bring to the new iPad mini, there was only one answer: all of them. We packed a Retina display, the A7 chip, the M7 coprocessor, advanced wireless, and more into its small form. It has a huge amount of power and capability but it's still nice and mini.
Details from Apple
How do 3 million pixels fit into 7.9 inches? Brilliantly.
To bring the Retina display to iPad mini, we had to find a way to pack every one of the 3.1 million pixels from the 9.7–inch iPad into a 7.9–inch display. Every pixel in a display has multiple signals telling it when to light up. And with a 2048 x 1536 resolution display, more pixels and more signals are placed closer together on the same plane, so signals can get crossed and image quality can suffer. To make sure everything on iPad mini looks crystal clear, Apple engineers elevated the pixels onto a different plane – separating them from the signals. In the end, the pixel density jumped to 326 pixels per inch – so dense the human eye can't distinguish individual pixels – making everything look incredibly detailed, vibrant, and razor sharp.
We maximized the inside. The outside is still mini.
iPad mini was designed to be a concentration, rather than a reduction, of iPad. It's small. But when you use it, it doesn't feel small. In addition to the Retina display, we packed in a tremendous amount of power and capability. And yet iPad mini remains the perfect mini size. That's because we reengineered nearly every component. And shaved fractions of millimeters everywhere to keep iPad mini thin and light. It feels like an iPad in every way – only it's mini.
It all starts with the new A7 chip.
The new A7 chip rips. It's the most powerful chip we've built to date – and the most efficient. A7 brings 64–bit desktop–class architecture to iPad, which means iPad mini speaks the language of the most advanced computing designs available. The A7 chip gives iPad mini up to 4x faster CPU performance and up to 8x faster graphics performance than the previous generation. So it delivers incredible power and performance in a three–quarter–pound device that fits in one hand.
There's a reason we design our own chips. We can decide which functions we want a chip to perform and build them right into the individual circuits and components. This creates more efficient power usage, which allows our devices to be so thin and light yet have great battery life. It's one of the advantages of designing both the hardware and the software. Because the only way you can build a product this thin and powerful is by investing in and caring about the primary components used to make it.
M7 provides a little help. And a lot of efficiency.
The M7 motion coprocessor is another reason why iPad mini can be so powerful yet power efficient. We designed M7 to measure the motion of iPad mini by collecting data from the gyroscope, accelerometer, and compass. It offloads work from the A7 chip, gathering motion information from iPad mini so apps can adapt their functions. Because M7 was engineered for this specific task, it uses less power than A7 would require. And it frees up A7 to focus on other tasks. The result is not only a better iPad experience, but great battery life.
Great apps included. Comes ready to work. And play.
iPad mini is the perfect everyday companion. Because it comes with apps that help you do the everyday things you love to do, like check your email, talk to Mom over FaceTime, or consult Siri to settle a bet. And now iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are free with iPad mini.3 So you can write the next great novel, nail your presentation, and compose a score for your home movie – all from your iPad mini. And all these apps are optimized for 64–bit architecture. So they run smoothly and powerfully and make iPad mini – and you – more capable than ever. From the moment you turn it on.
Advanced wireless. Make better connections wherever you go.
Your new favorite app, book, or movie. Your next FaceTime call or iMessage. Ultrafast wireless lets you access the things you love, right from iPad mini. So more than ever, you can stay in sync and in touch.
iPad mini gives you up to twice the Wi–Fi performance thanks to two antennas and MIMO (multiple–input multiple–output) technology. With dual–band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11n Wi–Fi and MIMO, download speeds can reach up to 300 Mbps – double the data rate of the previous–generation iPad mini. So now when you want to download a movie, share photos or documents with AirDrop, or just browse the web, your connection is even faster than before.
Features & Specs
Wireless and Cellular
Cameras, Photos, and Video Recording
Power and Battery
iOS 7 includes
Free Apps from Apple
TV and Video
Mail Attachment Support
Dictionary support (enables predictive text and autocorrect)
Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
In the Box
Included Coverage from Apple: 1 Year Limited Warranty
Category ID: 269 | $249.00