Apple iPad Mini
|Operating System||Apple iOS|
|Dimension (in)||5.3 x .28 x 7.9|
|Resolution (px)||1024 x 768|
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, WiFi, LTE, 2 Cameras, Bluetooth 4.0
|Battery Life||10 hrs|
Since the world is well versed in all things about Apple, iPads and their related electronics accessories, we’ll take a bit of a shortcut in this review of the Apple iPad Mini to make a comparison between the latest gadget and similar products in the Apple line.
Size: The main selling point for the iPad Mini, Apple has this product perfectly positioned for those seeking something more substantial than the iPod but slimmer and trimmer than an iPad. At dimensions of 7.87” x 5.3” (200mm x 134.7mm), the Mini is almost exactly 40% smaller in surface area. You couldn’t tell so by the 7.9” screen, however, which maintains excellent 1024 x 768px resolution.
Additionally, its 308 gram weight – making the Mini about half as heavy as the iPad 3 – and its razor-thin 7.2mm thickness make the iPad Mini a dream to carry.
Power: The up-to-date Apple iOS naturally serves as operating system in the iPad Mini, and the dual-core A5 house-producer processor keeps the new device as speedy as its predecessors, which set benchmarks for tablets in the area.
Features and functionality: The first iPad Minis to be released in the first week of November 2012 will only have WiFi capability, but Apple is expected to release models with LTE wireless and/or Bluetooth 4.0 compatibility by month’s end. All iPad Mini models will sport two cameras (one of 5MP), an improvement on recent single-camera Apple devices.
Price: As though the iPad Mini needed more appeal, suggested retail for an iPad Mini with 32 GB of storage is set at $329. The newest iPod Touch with the same amount of memory can go for $299. Do you think both Apple faithful and newbies alike would pay $100 more for this more screen and real similarity to an iPad? You bet they would. And probably should.
It would already be trite to proclaim the iPad Mini as another feather in Apple’s cap, so we’ll avoid doing so. The only question now is just long it will be before a dozen imitators are spawned, as the standard iPad tablet did not so long ago…