The Whole Package In a smaller package
A beautiful display, powerful A5 chip, FaceTime HD camera, iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording, ultrafast wireless, and over 275,000 apps ready to download from the App Store. iPad mini is an iPad in every way, shape, and slightly smaller form.
Perfectly sized LED-backlit display
iPad mini makes one thing clear: Its 7.9-inch display more than measures up to the complete iPad experience. View web pages in Safari. See where you are and what's around you using Maps. Flick through your photos and watch videos in vivid detail. And wave hello to the family on a FaceTime call. The iPad mini display uses the same LED backlight technology as iPad to give you plenty of pop per square inch. And it's perfectly sized to work with hundreds of thousands of apps made for iPad.
Thin and light design
iPad mini has everything that makes an iPad an iPad, but it's a fraction of the size. At just 7.2 millimeters, it's pencil thin and unbelievably light. You can easily hold it in your palm. And stash it in your smallest bag without a second thought, so it's always close at hand.
Right out of the box, iPad mini is ready for big things. Map out your next adventure. Then shoot it in 1080p HD. Ask Siri to help you find the best pizza in town. Watch a webcast or a movie. Read a best seller or a magazine. Check email. Send messages. Or stay in touch face-to-face over FaceTime. You'll be amazed at how much is built right in.
Over 275,000 apps from the App Store
The App Store is home to over 275,000 iPad apps and counting. And right from the start, they work on iPad mini. But quantity is only part of the story. These are beautiful, immersive, made-just-for-iPad apps. And they change the way you do everything. You can make a spreadsheet for work, make a Hollywood-style trailer for fun, plan a lesson, plan a trip, or simply plan a meal all on a device you can hold in one hand.
Powerful A5 chip
iPad is known for its fast, fluid performance, and iPad mini doesn't disappoint. It features the powerful and power-efficient A5 chip, which makes everything you do feel smooth and natural. From the little things like switching from app to app and swiping from page to page, to the big things like editing photos, watching movies, and playing games.
10-hour battery life
iPad mini wouldn't be an iPad without incredible battery life. Even with so much performance packed into such a small space, it still lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge. So you can read, watch, play, write, and create whatever you want, as long as you want.
Wave hello with FaceTime video calling With FaceTime built into iPad mini, you can make a video call over Wi-Fi or cellular. The front-facing FaceTime HD camera gives everyone a great view of you, while the iSight camera on the back lets you show others what you're seeing. So even when you're out and about, your friends and family are never out of the loop. You can hear every laugh and see every smile. And with the 7.9-inch display, you've got more than enough screen to take in the whole scene. You can also use the front-facing camera for taking self-portraits or recording 720p HD video.
Record HD video in full 1080p
An impromptu performance on the subway, the winning shot at your daughter's soccer game, an awesome 360-degree view from the top of the mountain the iSight camera on iPad mini lets you capture all these unpredictable, beautiful, spectacular moments. In 1080p HD, no less. The spacious iPad mini display gives you a great view of whatever you're filming. And with automatic video stabilization, your recording is free of bumps and shakes. So your videos are instantly ready to share.
Shoot 5-megapixel still images The 5-megapixel iSight camera features a backside illumination sensor that captures great-looking pictures whether by sunlight or candlelight. When you shoot photos, the big, beautiful iPad mini display becomes a big, beautiful viewfinder giving you plenty of room to compose your shot. Autofocus, tap to focus, and tap to set exposure functions mean every photo you take instantly becomes frameworthy. And with built-in face detection that automatically balances focus and exposure across up to 10 faces, there's more room for more grins. So everyone look at iPad mini and say "Cheese".
Advanced Wi-Fi technology. Built in
iPad mini features advanced Wi-Fi that's up to twice as fast as any previous-generation iPad. With dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11n Wi-Fi and support for channel bonding, download speeds can reach up to 150 Mbps. Translation: The things you do every day may start to feel a whole lot faster.
Next-generation cellular connectivity - up to LTE
If you want to connect to the Internet even when you don't have access to Wi-Fi, choose iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular. It can make ultrafast cellular network connections around the world including LTE and other advanced wireless networks such as HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA. So you can download content, stream video, and browse the web at amazing speeds without a contract or long-term commitment.
This is the sweet spot for me - Apple iPad in a smaller size and retina display is perfect for my photography business.
I have been waiting for this latest generation of the iPad mini with the Retina Display to be released, and now it is here! Honestly, it is just so perfect for me. I am thrilled about the display, speed, and form-factor. I can take this around with me to meetings, trips, and replace all my existing notebooks and paperwork that I used to lug around with me all the time. The battery life has been excellent so far, and I really do appreciate the iPad-optimized apps that are available on the App Store! Definitely would give this product 5 stars!
As a compliment to my laptop and iphone, this tablet is not only light and easy to handle for things such as retrieving e-mail and web-browsing, the retina display is much improved addition to the previous model. An improved camera takes vivid pictures providing sharpness as well as clarity when using it to watch movies/tv shows while on trips as well as taking pictures of my grandson. In my opinion the little bit more you are paying for the new mini compared to other tablets is worth it
Got an iPad Mini for Christmas and have not gone one day where I don't pick it up. I use it for music, videos, games, and as an E-reader. I would highly recommend the Mini as it's lightweight and a perfect size. Still great even though the screen ain't retina. Great battery life too.
Kid's now a days love the electronics and apps. This IPad is the perfect size for a pre-teen and gives them hours of entertainment.
I bought this for my grandchildren. They love it. It is the perfect size for them to play all their apps!
Love the ipad mini as this smaller version is easier during travel.
Great for browsing and e-mail reading- Come on Apple, allow Adobe Flash Player to run in Apple products!Its about time...
This is a great tablet despite what all the nay sayers complain about the screen not being a retina display. I had a generation 1 iPad and also a samsung galaxy tab 2 7 inch. The galaxy is nice, but the ipad mini has an easier to view screen and the overall feel of the tablet is super slim and light. The Ipad mini is just the right size to view movies, read and I love using the eye fi app to download photos directly to my ipad from my dslr. It would be nice to have the retina display, but honestly, the display is so sharp now that its a non issue for me.
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