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Verge score: 9.0

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.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 2, 2012
  • Price at launch: $459.00


  • Height: 7.87 inches
  • Width: 5.3 inches
  • Thickness: .28 inches
  • Weight: .69 pounds
  • Color: Black, White / Silver
  • 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


  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 6.0
  • Media streaming: AirPlay


  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU model: A5
  • Cores: 2


  • RAM size: 512 MB


  • Internal size: 16 GB, 64 GB, 32 GB


  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T
  • CDMA: Yes
  • CDMA frequencies: 1900, 850
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies: 2100, 1900, 900, 850
  • 4G: Yes
  • LTE: Yes
  • WWAN data standards: UMTS, LTE, 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A, EV-DO Rev. 0, EDGE, HSPA+, HSUPA, HSDPA, GPRS
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes


  • Effective pixels: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p

Front Camera

  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Lightning


Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer


  • Capacity: 16.3 Wh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr


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