The Cupertino company Apple launched its second iteration of iPad mini, the iPad mini with Retina display, also called as iPad mini 2 along with the 5th generation iPad Air.
iPad mini with Retina Display Features
The iPad mini 2 is the latest addition to its smaller display iPad coming with a whole new set of features and the pitching feature being the Retina display.
The physical appearance of iPad mini with Retina display is the same as its older generation with 5.3 inches in width and 7.87 inches in height.
The iPad mini with retina display is same as that of iPad Air with 7.5 mm and weighs just over 300 grams. The new iPad mini features a Retina Display with 2048×1536 resolution at 326 pixels per inch.
The iPad mini 2 is also powered with the Apple’s brand new A7 chip which is also on the iPad Air along with the M7 coprocessor.
The 64 bit desktop class architecture built in the A7 processor is double in CPU as well as graphics then the first generation of iPad mini.
The M7 motion coprocessor helps the A7 chip by sourcing the data from the gyroscope, accelerometer and compass and brings in a new delight in the iPad mini without losing battery life.
Despite having a horse powered processor and coprocessor, iPad mini with retina display gives up to 10 hours of battery life, same as the previous model. Nothing much improvement over battery life here is a little disappointment.
The iPad mini 2 powers the ultra fast Wifi giving speed up to 300mbps. iPad mini also has the highest supported network bands all over the world and is 4G ready.
Camera and Mic
There are no changes in the Camera features, having the same megapixels and aperture as that of original iPad mini. We noticed only a single change in Camera is that iPad mini 2 allows 3x zooming possible which was earlier missing in the old model.
iPad mini 2 also has 2 microphones situated at the top and back of the device, similar to the iPad Air.
Undoubtedly, iPad mini with Retina display runs on the latest and completely redesigned operating system, the iOS 7. The device looks much sleeker, clean and flat which gives you a sense of enduring simplicity.
iPad mini with Retina display now comes with 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and the highest model with 128GB both in White and Space grey models.
Overview of iPad mini with Retina Display
iPad mini with Retina Display Price in India
Wifi only models
16GB – Rs. 28,900
32GB – Rs. 35,900
64GB – Rs. 42,900
128GB – Rs. 49,900
Wifi + Cellular models
16GB – Rs. 37,900
32GB – Rs. 44,900
64GB – Rs. 51,900
128GB – Rs. 58,900
It is also said that Apple might start the buyback program with the new iPad mini just like it did for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. We recommend you get your hands on in any of the Apple store near you before buying.
This would be the best buy if you are looking for an iPad model to buy or generally any other tablet. It’s small, its packed with the brand new powerful A7 and M7 chip and does pretty much an iPad Air can do at an extra cost.
Also See : iPad Air – Features and Prices in India