The iPad mini aimed at the sector of smaller tablets, and its hardware is similar to the iPad 2 (Apple A5 processor, Retina display, with one exception though, as it uses Lightning connector), but the iPad mini is 53% lighter and thinner. It features a reduced screen size of 7.9 inches and was manufactured in Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+Cellular versions. Four versions of the iPad Mini were introduced from November 2, 2012.
Introduced on November 2, 2012.
- Processor: Dual core Apple A5.
- Processor Speed: 1.0 GHz.
- Onboard RAM: 512 MB.
- Storage: 16GB, 32 GB, 64 GB.
- OS: Preinstalled – iOS 6. Maximum OS – iOS 9.x*. The iPad mini is supported by the last version of iOS 7, iOS 8 (with the exception of “Health” functionality), iOS 9 (with some restrictions, for example, the major interface features and Transit functionality are not supported.
- Connectivity: USB.
- Ports: Lightning, Headphone.
- Support: Mac Support Mac OS X 10.6.8. Windows Support: Windows XP SP2/Vista/7.
- Display: Screen 7.9 inches, 1024 x 768 pixel resolution screen.
- Cameras: Rear-mounted 5 megapixel iSight camera capable of shooting still images and 1080p video. a front-mounted 1.2 megapixel FaceTime HD camera capable of shooting still images and 720p video.
- Audio-support: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.
- Video Support: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.
- Battery: Lithium Polymer (16.3 Whr). Up to 10 Hours of listening to the music or surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video.
- Dimensions: 7,8x x 5.3 x 0.28.
- Average weight: 0.68 lb.
- Colors: Black or White.
Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price
Apple Order Numbers: 16 GB configuration in black and slate – MD528LL/A. 32 GB – MD529LL/A. 64 GB – MD530LL/A. The 16 GB in white and silver – MD531LL/A. 32 GB in white and silver – MD531LL/A. 64 GB configuration in white and silver – MD533LL/A. The 16 GB configuration in black and Space Gray – MF432LL/A.
Discontinued: 19 June 2015.
Original price: 16 GB – US$329. 32 GB – US$429. 64 GB – US$529.
- The iPad mini line provides a physically smaller device but with a display that has the same number of pixels as the original iPad or iPad 2.
- The iPad mini line provides fewer pixels than the retina display-equipped iPad 3rd Gen or iPad 4th Gen.
- Frequency bands: The iPad mini is available with two different frequency bands. Both versions support the same quad-band GSM and quad-band UMTS frequencies, but one version also supports LTE bands 4 and 17, which are intended for use on the U.S. AT&T network, while the other adds support for LTE bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25 and CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B.
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