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The culmination to a long string of rumors, the iPad mini has a 7.9-inch display, offering the iPad experience in a form factor smaller than the traditional iPad's 9.7-inch display. The 1024x768 resolution of that smaller display is the same as the iPad 2, so any apps made for the larger iPad will also run on the iPad mini.

Description

The long awaited update to the original iPad mini, the iPad mini with Retina display has the same size 7.9-inch display, but boasts a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution, the same as it's larger sibling, the iPad Air.

Thinner, faster, more powerful, and packing dual cameras and a dual-core A5 chip, the iPad 2 is the second generation of Apple's popular tablet. After the announcement of the new iPad, the price of the iPad 2 was dropped down to $399 for a 16GB model.

Apple renamed its flagship iPad to emphasize just how much tinier the device got in its second major design update. The iPad Air looks exactly like its smaller sibling, the iPad mini, trimming off the thick side bezels that the larger iPad has had since its inception. Its lighter and faster, but otherwise the same iPad you've known — just a lot more portable.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 2, 2012
  • Price at launch: $329.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 1, 2013
  • Price at launch: $399.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Mar. 11, 2011
  • Price at launch: $499.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 1, 2013
  • Price at launch: $499.00
  • Height: 7.87 inches
  • Width: 5.3 inches
  • Thickness: .28 inches
  • Weight: .68 pounds
  • Color: Black, White / Silver
  • Speakers: Stereo

Hardware

  • Height: 7.87 inches
  • Width: 5.3 inches
  • Thickness: 0.29 inches
  • Weight: 0.73 pounds
  • Color: Gray / Black, Silver / White
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Height: 9.5 inches
  • Width: 7.31 inches
  • Thickness: 0.34 inches
  • Weight: 1.33 pounds
  • Color: Silver / White, Silver / Black
  • Speakers: Mono
  • Height: 9.4 inches
  • Width: 6.6 inches
  • Thickness: 0.3 inches
  • Weight: 1 pounds
  • Color: Silver / White, Gray / Black
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Screen size (diagonal): 7.9 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1024 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px
  • PPI: 163
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 7.9 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 2048 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1536 px
  • PPI: 325.89
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 9.7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 768 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1024 px
  • PPI: 132
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 9.7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 2048 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1536 px
  • PPI: 264
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 6.0
  • Media streaming: AirPlay

Software

  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 7
  • Media streaming: AirPlay
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 4.3
  • Media streaming: AirPlay
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 7
  • Media streaming: AirPlay
  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU model: A5
  • Cores: 2

Processor

  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU model: A7
  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU model: A5
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU model: A7

GPU

  • Brand: Imagination Technologies
  • Model: PowerVR SGX543MP2
  • RAM size: 512 MB

Memory

  • RAM size: 512 MB
  • RAM type: DDR2
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 64 GB, 32 GB

Storage

  • Internal size: 128 GB, 64 GB, 32 GB, 16 GB
  • Internal size: 32 GB, 64 GB, 16 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 128 GB, 64 GB, 32 GB
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Effective pixels: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p

Front Camera

  • Effective pixels: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Effective pixels: 0.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Effective pixels: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Effective pixels: 0.7 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Lightning

Ports

  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Lightning
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: iPod
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Lightning
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Sensors

Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 16.3 Wh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr

Battery

  • Capacity: 23.8 Wh
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr
  • Capacity: 25 Wh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr
  • Capacity: 32.4 Wh
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr

Benchmarks

  • The Verge Battery Test: 8 hours 52 minutes
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