iPad Mini: official specs

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The presentation of the new Macbook and iMac, Apple shows the awaited tablet iPad Mini . As expected, the size of the screen is reduced to 7.9 inches . It also reduces the housing to the 7.2 mm thickness and acquires the same finish as the iPhone 5. All features below.

Apple has finally been forced to present a more compact iPad, features that Steve Jobs himself had rejected for not more than two years. However, the tablet market has evolved so that neither firm apple can afford to turn its back on such a change.Amazon, with the Kindle Fire, Google, the Nexus 7, and to a lesser extent other manufacturers like Samsung have forced the birth of a tablet format and reduced price compact screen, select group to which we must now add the iPad Mini.

Features in detail

The iPad Mini is now official. Apple has created a smaller tablet with a multitouch screen of 7.9 inches. The resolution will remain on the display of the iPad 2 with 1024 x 768 pixels, but with 163 dots per inch. As they explain, the surface of the tablet is 35% higher than the competition, referring to devices from Google, Amazon and Samsung.

Design-wise, the first details we offer iPad look very similar to the case of the iPhone 5, with materials such as anodized aluminum and glass.

For comparison, the company has indicated that its tablet is thinner than the Nexus 7. According to data provided by Apple itself, this specification is established at 7.2 millimeters-is 23% lower than the new iPad-and weighs only 308 grams.

In more technical terms, the iPad Mini will have a processor Apple A5 dual-core, although not specified speed. However, it can record HD video FullHD, 1080p, through its five megapixel iSight camera with autofocus. Just as the iPhone 5, the camera includes an infrared filter to improve photographic results. The opening of the sensor is f/2.4. The model also includes 1.2 megapixel front camera with 720p video quality, ideal to support FaceTime HD. In both cases, the sensor is backlit to improve performance in dark environments. In the case of the main chamber, it includes video image stabilizer.As additional tools, Apple includes the Share photos on Streaming through iCloud, and face detection.

The wireless part stands for Dual Band WiFi N, capable of supporting up to 150 Mbps connections also includes WiFi + Cellulary support for LTE connections, at least the version with 3G and 4G (Nanosim card format). It also has Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS with GLONASS support. As expected, Apple updated the connector to enter the harbor Lighting.

In terms of autonomy, the model maintains the type with up to 10 hours of use (9 hours on 3G), so it matches the battery life of his older brothers. Of note, has capacity lithium polymer of 16.3 W per hour. Recharging can be done through the adapter or through USB to PC. Your operating system, iOS 6, provides all the news we saw last month, including Siri voice assistant.


The storage capacity is defined by three versions, as in the case of the iPhone. The iPad Mini will be available in 16, 32 and 64 GB. These versions will be priced at 329, 429 and $ 519 respectively. With respect to versions with 3G-LTE, the price rises to 459, 559 and 659 euros..

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