Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

New Products

Apple iPad mini 7.9-inch Tablet (2012, 1st Generation)

ipad-mini-hand

18% smaller and cheaper version of the iPad 2, which has the same A5 chip, resolution, and battery life along with improved wireless connectivity options.

On October 23, 2012 Apple announced iPad mini, a completely new iPad design that is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the third generation iPad. The new iPad mini features a 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, ultrafast wireless performance and an incredible 10 hours of battery life―every inch an iPad, yet in a revolutionary design you can hold in one hand.

iPad mini comes in a beautiful new aluminum and glass design that is just 7.2 mm thin and weighs only 0.68 pounds. The 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display delivers the same iPad experience users have come to expect, in a design that has 35 percent more screen real estate than 7-inch tablets and up to an astonishing 67 percent more usable viewing area when browsing the web. The dual-core A5 chip delivers responsive graphics and a fast, fluid Multi-Touch experience, while still providing all-day battery life.

iPad mini features a front-facing FaceTime HD camera and a 5 megapixel iSight camera on the back with advanced optics for taking sharp still pictures and recording full 1080p HD video. The iSight camera includes video image stabilization and both cameras feature backside illumination to let users capture great pictures in low light. iPad mini also allows easy sharing of photos with friends and family using iCloud’s Shared Photo Streams.

iPad mini features dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi support for speeds up to 150 Mbps, which is twice the Wi-Fi performance compared to previous iPad models. iPad mini is available in Wi-Fi + Cellular models which are world-ready with built-in support for ultrafast wireless standards, including LTE and DC-HSDPA, so you can browse, download and stream content fast from wherever you are. iPad mini data plans will be available with no contract so you can simply sign up and activate service directly from your iPad. The Personal Hotspot feature means you can share a fast cellular data connection via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or USB with up to five other devices such as MacBook Pro, iPod touch or another iPad.

iPad mini uses the Lightning connector that is smaller, smarter and more durable than the 30-pin connector. Lightning connector accessories are available to support cameras, SD cards and VGA or HDMI digital video. Smart Covers custom-designed for iPad mini are available in pink, green, blue, light gray, dark gray and (PRODUCT) RED for $39.

iPad mini has 1024×768 display, which is the same as iPad 2, but is not a retina display by Apple’s own standard. Since the pixels are closer together in a smaller screen, text and images should look slightly better than iPad 2. Although by keeping the resolution consistent, apps designed for iPad fit the screen perfectly and should run fine.

Pricing & Availability
The Wi-Fi version was first available November 2, 2012. The Wi-Fi + Cellular version should now be appearing in Verizon, Sprint and AT&T stores in the U.S., but online orders are delayed another one to two weeks.

Wi-Fi only Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad mini 16GB $329 $459
iPad mini 32GB $429 $559
iPad mini 64GB $529 $659

apple ipad mini Reviews

From Critics Around the Web

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Our Reviews

Floorstanding Speakers

The Fyne Audio F302 and Monitor Audio Bronze 200 loudspeakers deliver a lot of performance below $1,000. One impressed us more. A lot more.

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

Does the Yamaha A-S3200 integrated amplifier deliver a sonic performance worthy of its $7,500 price tag? The answer won't make the competition happy.

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

The Moonriver Audio 404 (€3000) is an integrated amplifier. Made in Sweden. With a modular design structure that lets users upgrade the modules instead...

Digital Music Systems

The HiFi Rose RS201E Media Player offers both high-resolution audio and video in a category with a lot of compelling options.

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

Proof positive that not all watts are created equal. Especially those designed by Nelson Pass.

Amplifiers

Is the AXA35 the best affordable way to reconnect with your music? Indeed it is.

You May Also Like

New Products

At $599, the 4th generation Apple iPad Air is the tablet for most people, especially those looking for a laptop replacement.

New Products

Apple's most affordable iPad gets a huge performance boost while maintaining its $329 entry price.

New Products

Adds LiDar Scanner, Improves Cameras, Mics, Typing with New Magic Keyboard with Trackpad Apple today announced its most advanced iPad Pro, which arrives in...

New Products

Starting at $329, the upgraded Apple iPad features a 10.2-inch Retina display and is now compatible with both Pencil and Smart Keyboard.

Advertisement

ecoustics is the unbiased resource for the latest technology news, coolest gadgets, and best consumer electronics. Plus get product reviews, roundups and deals from all over the web on everything electronic. Read more



Copyright © 1999-2021 ecoustics | Disclaimer: ecoustics may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.