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What is the iPad mini?

| 2 months ago


The iPad is Apple’s do-it-all touchscreen tablet. It’s incredibly convenient and has a variety of uses like taking notes, creating digital art and taking photos. Just by looking at the iPad mini, you may think it is the exact same as the regular iPad.

But that is not the case. The iPad mini is an even more powerful device despite its size.

So then what is the iPad mini? What does it do? How is it different from the iPad?

Keep reading to learn about the iPad mini!


iPad mini Specs

As the name would suggest, the iPad mini is a smaller version of the regular iPad.

Measuring in at 203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1 mm., the iPad mini has a smaller screen, is thinner and weighs 300 grams. It also has a 20 cm (diagonal) Retina, LED-backlit Multi-Touch display. The mini will fit easily in any satchel, backpack or purse.

But don’t let its smaller size fool you. You can still do all the drawing and note-taking you want. We will discuss how to optimize your iPad mini later in this article.


Let’s take a quick look at some of the main features of the iPad mini.

iPad mini
Memory and Price 64 GB - starting $399 256 GB - starting $549
Colors Space Grey, Silver, Gold
Security Touch ID
Processor A12 Bionic chip with 64‑bit architecture with Neural Engine
Camera 8-megapixel back camera with HDR 7-megapixel camera front facing camera with HDR 1080p HD video recording with 3x digital zoom

Curious about what makes the iPad and iPad mini different?

Perhaps the only downside to the iPad mini is that it’s incompatible with Apple’s Smart Keyboards. So if you take a lot of notes or plan to type a lot on the mini, you’ll have to buy from a third-party manufacturer.

In essence, the iPad mini is just a smaller iPad. However, it is more powerful and is a great, compact device for everyday use.

If you don’t like the screen size of the iPad, try out the iPad mini. You’ll be surprised by what it can do.

Products Covered

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iPad mini
Release Date
November 2012


• 64GB / 256GB
• 7.9" LED‑Backlit Multi‑Touch Display
• A12 Bionic Chip with 64‑Bit Architecture
• 8-Megapixel Camera
• Up to 10 Hours of Video Playback


Don't be fooled by its size; the iPad mini is a powerful device. Designed to be as compact as possible, the iPad mini can fit comfortably in any bag. But it's also powered by the A12 chip, so it can run excellent graphics on its Retina HD display. Combining maximum convenience with quality, the iPad mini is a great device for anyone.

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