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Apple iPad mini arrives in its glorious splendor

Apple iPad mini

After a long last of suspense, rumor and mock ups, Apple finally unveils the long awaited iPad mini device on the 23rd of October at San Jose California Theatre, Calif.

Apple iPad mini

Apple compared the thickness of the amazing device to that of a pencil which is 7.2 millimeters thin, and the whole design is completely new. The new iPad mini weighs 0.68 pounds that is a reduction by 53% from the weight of the original iPad. The device comes in its 7.9 inch multi-touch screen.

Apple iPad mini

The features Apple has embedded in the iPad mini device


Apple has made a 7.9-inch multitouch display having a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and the resolution density is 163ppi on the iPad mini, the screen properties is the same aspect ratio to that of the iPad 2


Apple iPad mini

The rear facing primary camera on the iPad mini which Apple usually name iSight has a power of 5MP featuring autofocus, face detection as well as f/24 aperture five element lens that has backside illumination. The camera is able to record HD video in 1080p, and alongside with face detection, video stabilization, taps focus during recording etc. It also has a front FaceTime HD camera of 1.2 MP.


As usual of Apple, offering an optimized performance and speed on its device, the iPad mini comes with a dual core A5 chip that promises easy surf through over the device, loading of apps, swiping over pages, watching movies and playing games will never be a challenge.


The 16.3 watt battery Apple has empowered the iPad mini promises a 10 hours web surfing on Wi-Fi, video, and music


The storage option that the iPad mini packs includes; the 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB, no card slot is provided for storage expansion.


The connectivity option on the new Apple iPad mini includes; 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz), and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Other Features;


Some of the input and output channels on the iPad mini includes; Lightning connector, 3.5-mm stereo headphone mini-jack, Built-in speaker, and Microphone


Apple has enabled the 3-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor on the iPad mini.

Audio Playback

The iPad mini audio system supports; a Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz, Audio formats supported: 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, User-configurable maximum volume limit


VoiceOver screen reader, Guided Access, Support for playback of closed-captioned content, AssistiveTouch interface for adaptive accessories, Full-screen zoom magnification, large text, Option to invert colors, Left/right volume adjustment

Some built in apps on the iPad mini includes;

Apple iPad mini built in apps

Operating System

Apple has optimized the iPad mini, running on the latest version of its iOS, the almighty iOS 6, and along, packaged with the iCloud for data sync, along with siri voice assistant.

The iPad mini has a smart cover

Apple iPad mini smartcover



The iPad mini come in two color variety, white and black;  the 16 GB option costs $329, 32 GB goes for $429, while the 64 GB will cost you $529 for the Wi-Fi model. Preorder has already begun yesterday, and it is available on at&t, Sprint and Verizon.

Apple iPad mini

The 4G LTE version won’t come until mid November as displayed on the web apple store, but you can start preorder, the 16 GB option costs $459, 32 GB goes for $559, while Apple gets a whooping $659 for the 64 GB iPad mini.

A limited warranty of 90 days with complimentary telephone technical support is given from the day of purchase.

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