iPad Mini’s Stunning Display

Apple’s new iPad Mini features a 7.9 inch 2048 x 1536 Pixel Retina display that makes it sharper than an HDTV!

Its one of the most requested features and Apple happily gave into it but with consequences – a slight increase of 0.3mm in thickness. That’s nothing compared to its “desktop class” processor, faster WiFi and FREE apps.

iPad Mini with Retina Display
iPad Mini with Retina Display. Photo credit: Apple

iPad Mini with iPhone 5S Processor

iPad Mini with Retina Display WhiteiPad Mini skipped a generation of processor from A5 to A7. That’s the same 64-bit processor on iPhone 5S. Apple tagged it as “desktop class” and improves the performance of apps. There’s also an M7 coprocessor that monitors the sensors but with a lower power requirement.

The additional processing power has no detrimental effect on battery life, Apple promised. It still has up to 10 hours of normal usage before needing a re-charge.

iPad Mini’s Faster WiFi with MIMO Support, Cellular Networks and Connectivity

One of the new features on iPad Mini and the full size iPad Air is the dual band WiFi that uses two antennas for faster data transfer. This technology is called MIMO which is short for multiple-input and multiple-output.

The iPad Mini with Cellular supports a lot of LTE bands including those used by Smart and Globe. You always have 3G and 2G as backup but the expanding LTE coverage in the country needs to be taken advantaged too.

There’s not much change with connectivity features. You have Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, Digital Compass, video out to Apple TV and lightning.

iPad Mini with Retina Display Official Specs

  • 64-Bit A7 Processor with M7 Coprocessor
  • 7.9 Inch Retina Display with 2048 x 1536 Resolution or 326 PPI
  • iOS 7 Operating System
  • 5 MP Autofocus f/2.4 iSight Camera with BSI Sensor
  • 1.2 MP FaceTime Front Camera with BSI Sensor
  • 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB Internal Storage
  • 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
  • 331 grams
  • WiFi with MIMO
  • 4G LTE, 3G, EDGE, GPRS and GSM Networks
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS with A-GPS Support
  • Digital Compass
  • Three-Axis Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 23.8 Watt Li-Po Battery
  • 10 Hours Battery Life

iPad Mini with Retina Display Availability, Price and Freebies

iPad Mini with Retina Display is available win two colors: Space Gray and Silver. You also have the option on Cellular capability and the amount of internal storage.
The WiFi only version of the iPad Mini with 16 GB of internal storage has the lowest price at $399. Yeah, that’s too expensive but you’ll have retina display for that.
You’ll also have iWork and iLife apps for free.