Few days ago Apple has unveiled their new iPad Mini.
iPad Mini measures 7.87 x 5.3 x 0.28 inches and weighs 0.68 lbs (11 ounces). The 7.85-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen comes with the same pixel resolution as iPad second generation (1024×768; 163ppi). Display has fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.
Under the hood we have 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 processor and PowerVR graphics.
The operating system of iPad Mini is iOS 6. As expected there are many built in apps like FaceTime, Game Center, Apple Maps, Siri, Garageband, iMovie, and iPhoto, Photostream app, and iCloud storage.
Front Facing FaceTime HD camera of 1.2MP captures 720p video and provides face detection and backside illumination. Improved camera features video stabilization, geotagging, ‘Tap to focus while recording’, and autofocus on stills. iSights offers ƒ/2.4 aperture and Hybrid IR filter on 5MP photos.
As rumored iPad mini has a 30-pin Lightning connector for faster connection. The tablet supports GSM/UMTS networks HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA and LTE. To connect iPad mini to iMac or other Apple devices you can use 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, or USB.
iPad Mini has the same power button as other iPad tablets. Volume rocker can be found on the right side. Sleep mode button, microphone and headphone jack are on the top side. Lightning connector can be found on the bottom side along with built in speakers. Nano SIM card slot is there as well for travellers and USB can be added to Lightning via adapter.
Sensors are Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor. The battery should last 10 hours.
WiFi model of iPad Mini is being delivered within a week, but 4G model is being delayed until middle of November. Word is 32GB and 64GB black iPad Mini tablets are available for $429 and $529 respectively. iPad Mini starts at $329 for 16GB model, but they are currently sold out and will become available in about two weeks. 4G models cost more to buy and service with data plans. Apple sells 16GB model of 4G for $459. $559 will be forked out for 32GB model and 64GB iPad Mini WiFi + cellular will cost you $659.
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