iPad mini 2 is the the improved version of iPad mini. Apple has added a Retina display to it's new mini iPad. It comes with a Apple A7 chipset, 5 MP back camera and 1.2 MP front HD camera. The tablet runs on iOS 7.0.2 OS.
Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)
PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)
Apple A7 chipset
1536 x 2048 pixels
Oleophobic coating protection, 324 PPI (Pixels Per Inch)Multitouch
2592x1944 pixels, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
16/32/64/128 GB storage
Up to hours of surfing o WiFi / Up to 9 h of surfing on Cellular network
200 mm x 134.7 mm x 7.5 mm
Accelerometer, gyro, compass
Active noise cancellation (dedicated mic)
HTML (Safari), Social Network Service Integration, AirDrop file sharing, iCloud cloud service, Maps, Audio/video player/editor, Image viewer/editor
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Apple iPad Mini 2 features
SIM or Subscriber Identity Module is used to identify and authenticate a device over a network. They also come with small storage space allowing you to store small number of Contacts and messages. Nano SIM is the small sized SIM and is used only in few of the latest devices. Dimensions: 12.3 mm by 8 mm.
iOS is the Mobile Operating System from Apple for their touchscreen devices. They include Apple's line of Smartphones (iPhone), Music Players (iPod) and Tablets (iPad). There are many version of iOS, latest one being iOS 7. This tablets runs on iOS 7.0.2. Read our article on what's new in iOS 7 to know more about iOS.
Multiple Cores help you multi-task better. Each core come with an Independent CPU. Also, multi core processors use power more efficiently and play an important role in increasing battery life.
Graphics: PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)
GPU or Graphics Processing Units are dedicated processors assigned with a task of rendering computer graphics. Faster GPUs give better graphics experience while playing games or doing graphic intensive tasks.
Touchscreen: Capacitive touchscreen
Capacitive screens use electrodes to sense the touch of an object that simply has the dielectric value different than that of air. This gives the capacitive screens a slighter edge with respect to sensitivity of the screen. Even a small swipe by the tip of a finger is enough to generate a response whereas its counterpart (resistive touch) requires a heavy touch to get the necessary response.
Pixel density: 324 PPI (Pixels Per Inch)Multitouch
Pixel density (PPI) gives you the number of pixels per inch of diagnol size. For good clarity (at 100% zoom), minimum acceptable PPI is around 300. Anything lower than 225 is considered below average.
The 4th Generation in wireless network technology is known for its ultra high speed data transfer speeds. Some of the technologies that fall under 4th gen network category are LTE, Mobile WiMAX etc. Transfer speeds allow you to stream Full HD videos and use other such features that require high download speeds. The network is not that popular in India yet. Though only the very latest products ship with this feature, the technology is slowly becoming popular.
A-GPS or Assisted GPS use an assistive server (over the data network or Wi-Fi) to decrease the startup time of a traditional GPS device. Traditional GPS device take around 30 to 40 seconds to detect the location.
Video Recording: 1080p
1080p is a Full High definition standard for recording video. You can record videos at 1920 by 1080 pixels resolution and later view them on Full HD TVs for a better viewing experience.
Video Recording: 30 Frames per second (fps)
FPS or Frames per second refer to the rate at which videos are recorded. A high FPS rating will allow you to record fast moving subjects properly.
Front Camera: 1.2 MP
Also knows as secondary camera. It is used for making Video Calls, allowing you to look at the screen while doing so. They are usually of lower resolution than the primary camera.
Accelerometers are used to detect the orientation of the phone. They automatically detect when the device is turned and change the display from landscape to portrait and vice versa.
Sensors: Digital compass
Digital compass detect the direction with respect to the magnetic or true poles. They provide relative direction with respect to North, South, East and West.