The revolutionary Apple Inc. has announced its latest invention Apple iPad Mini, which is a minor version of the fruit company’s popular tablet iPad.

The new iPad Mini is the smaller, thinner and lighter device than its bigger version,The iPad. The iPad Mini was announced on Tuesday. It has imbibed all the amazing features of the iPad but is available in smaller, thinner and lighter form.

It has a 7.9” display screen with 1024 x 768 pixels resolution, powered by an A5 processor, has a 5 MP camera, 720p HD Facetime camera, 16GB memory and the Lightning port.

It starts at 329 USD for 16GB Wi-Fi version, $429 for 32GB Wi-Fi version, $529 for 64 GB Wi-Fi version.  It hit the markets on November 2nd.

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Let’s have a look at its Pros and Cons


  • Design– The new iPad mini is smaller than the larger version iPad. It measures 7.2 mm thick, 7.9” display screen with 1024 x 768 pixels resolution, weighs 0.68 pounds and can be easily handled with a single hand. The idea of Apple to replicate their iPad but only in a mini version has been successful.
  • LTE- The iPad Mini supports LTE network of all the carriers AT&T, Verizon wirless, Sprint. So, the users will prefer it for its connectivity wherever they are without having to drain the phone’s personal hotspot. The 4G LTE connection will be much faster.
  • Apps–  There are around 225,000 ipad aps for users in the Apple app stores and all of these app are also available for iPad Mini. The aspect ratio and resolution of iPad Mini is same as the iPad so the apps will be give you the same experience of this.
  • Battery– Even though iPad Mini has LTE, its battery will give you 10 hours of life. This is a good amount for professionals who need to stay connected for a long time.



  • Processor Speed- Apple’s says the dual core A5 processor that powers iPad mini is very capable and enough to run the tablet but the A6 chip powering iPhone 5 and the A6X chip of iPad are much faster when compared to the iPad mini. So, the A5 processor of iPad mini could be a little disappointing. After all an old one is an old one no matter what others have to say.
  • Lack of Retinal Display- The iPad mini has 7.9” screen with 1024 x 768 pixels resolution, which is better when compared to iPad and iPad 2, but it does not have the Retina display.
  • iOS6- The iOS6, is undoubtedly the best operating system but still has some drawbacks like inability to support widgets and some dynamic home screen content.
  • Price- iPad mini is priced at $329. It is less expensive according to the company but still its not cheap. The company’s rivals have priced their gadgets at $199. So, if prices are compared it gives a difference of $130 which is a biggie and so consumers will think twice before rushing to the store to buy it.


These are the Pros and Cons of the new iPad mini. Now it is for the consumers to decide for the better.