Apple iPad Mini Preview:
October 24, 2012
On October 23, 2012, at the Apple Special Event, Apple executive Phil Schiller holds the Apple iPad Mini introducing it to the world. The Mini iPad features a 7.9 inch IPS touch screen with 1024 by 768 resolution, is as thin as a pencil (0.28 inch / 7.2 mm) and will be available for pre-order on October 26, 2012, the Wi-Fi version will be available in Apple retail stores on November 2, 2012 and the Wi-Fi + Cellular version will be available in the middle of November.
With 200 million devices running on iOS 6, the Apple iPad Mini will help boost Apple iPad sales and further increase iOS 6 users. The Apple iPad Mini will ship with different internal memory capacities, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and in two colors, Black and Slate and White and Silver. It starts at $329. AT&T, Sprint and Verizon will offer the Apple iPad Mini.
This new Apple iPad Mini is aimed to compete with the smaller tablets from Google, Amazon, Samsung and other small sized Android tablets. The dimensions of the Apple iPad Mini are 7.87 inches (H) x 5.3 inches (W) x 0.28 inches (D). It weighs 0.68 pound (Wi-Fi version) / 0.69 pound (Wi-Fi + Cellular version). Both versions can connect through Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.5 GHz & 5 GHz) , are Bluetooth 4.0 wireless devices and run on the Dual-core A5 processor.
Also, found on the two versions are the FaceTime HD camera that take 1.2 megapixel pictures and captures 720p HD video. More features include Face detection, Backside illumination, Geotagging of photos and video and the option to use FaceTime over Wi-Fi (or Cellular only on the Wi-Fi + Cellular version). The 5 megapixel iSight camera has the above mentioned features as well as Autofocus, ƒ/2.4 aperture, Five-element lens, 1080p HD video capturing, video stabilization, Tap to focus for video and photos, Tap to control exposure for video and photos and Hybrid IR filter.
The Apple iPad Mini is powered by 16.3 watt lithium polymer battery that provides 10 hours of web browsing. For the Wi-Fi + Cellular Apple iPad Mini you get the 10 hours via Wi-Fi and 9 hours for web browsing via cellular data service. The new lightning connector restores power and a 3.5 mm stereo headphone minijack is there for your music listening and movies.
With the Apple iPad Mini you can use AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV at 720p, stream video at 1080p. With the separately sold Lightning Digital AV Adapter and the Lightning to VGA Adapter you can playback video at 720p and 1080p respectively.
Apps on the Apple iPad Mini
There are new features added to iBooks that include night pane (for reading at night), continuous scrolling when reading, improved integration with iCloud, and the sharing of quotes to social networks. Find the following pre-installed applications on the Apple iPad Mini Safari, Mail, Messages, Photos, FaceTime, Newsstand, App Store, iTunes, Videos, Maps, Music, Game Center, Photo Booth, Clock, Contacts, Reminders, Calendar, Notes and Camera all on iOS 6.
See what is available in our Apple iPad Mini Accessories area.