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iPad Mini Release Date, Features, Review & Price Details

by maddyacca

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After many years of much heard gossips and assumptions, finally apple has revealed the much awaited smaller in size and a comparatively cheaper edition of full-sized iPad and it is termed as iPad Mini. It is launched to  come up in the competition of  much cheaper Android based tablets like Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire that are already available in market. So, here i am going to provide important iPad Mini Features.

The main features of iPad mini include 7.9-inch screen with resolution of 1024x768, it also has a front and back facing camera and above all it is powered by Apple's dual-core processor and contains support for 4G LTE networks.

ipad mini

Let's have a look at the features of iPad mini one by one:

iPad Mini Features

Design/Form Factor:

iPad mini shares its looks with the third generation iPad with the aluminum casing, but the diamond cut edges and sleek metallic finishes make it look far more appealing than the third generation iPad.

As it was much heard earlier, the smaller iPad presents itself with thinner bezels along the sides in portrait mode just same as the iPod touch. As compared to the full-sized iPad it is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter and It is only 7.2 mm thick in contrast to iPad 3 which is is 9.4mm thick.

It weighs only 308 grams that is considerably lighter as compared to the iPad 3 that has weight of 652 g.

two styles



iPad mini has a 7.9-inch display with resolution of 1024x768, that is not quite smaller as compared to the full-sized iPad's display that is 9.7-inch. Fulfilling  the expectations smaller iPad doesn't presents itself with Retina Display. It comprises of a pixel density of 163 ppi that is same as that of the original iPhone.

Its resolution is same as the iPad 2, so that allows you to use all the apps that are available for the original and 2nd generation iPad.


iPad mini is powered by the dual-core A5 chip that powers iPad 2 and also the fifth generation iPod touch but does not work on iPad 3's A5X chip or iPad 4's A6X chip.


iPad mini has both the front and back facing camera. The iSight camera facing the back is a 5-megapixel camera and the one on the front  FaceTime camera is an HD camera that allows the users to take 1.2-megapixel photos and at the same time also lets them record 720p HD videos.

Battery Life:

iPad mini has the same battery life as the full-sized iPad that is an enchanting feature. It provides you with 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching the videos or listening to music.

battery life

Ultrafast Wireless:

iPad mini also provides support to 4G LTE networks across the globe and at the same time it also supports HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA. It also contains capacity to connect to the Wi-Fi networks on 2.4ghz and 5ghz on 802.11n.

Lightning Connector:

Meeting the expectations iPad mini comes up with the Apple's new Lightning connector just as the iPhone 5, 5th generation iPod touch and 7th generation iPod nano have.


iPad mini also contains the Siri - Apple's personal assistant attribute.

Storage Capacities:

iPad mini will have availability in storage capacities of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.


Black & Slate and White & Silver are the two main color combinations in which iPad mini will be availale.

iPad Mini Price Details

iPad mini price for each storage capacity available, $329 for the 16GB model, $429 for the 32GB model and $529 for the 64GB model.

Apple is also providing an offer for 4G LTE versions of the iPad for a premium of $130.


Availability Information

For pre-orders iPad mini would be available on Friday, October 26th in the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK.


iPad Mini Release Date

iPad Mini release date is November 2nd and the iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular model will also be available for purchase two weeks later i.e. on November 16th.

That's all what mini iPad brings for you, does that sound appealing?

I am sure you are planning to own one soon enough.

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