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Apple 16GB iPad mini with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver)

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Product Highlights
  • 7.9" LED Multi-Touch IPS Retina Display
  • 2048 x 1536 Native Resolution
  • Dual-Core Apple A7 CPU with M7 Chip
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Smaller Form Factor
  • iOS and iCloud for Functionality
  • Front 1.2-Megapixel FaceTime HD Camera
  • Rear 5-Megapixel iSight Camera
  • Lightning Connector, AirPlay Mirroring
  • Gyro, Accelerator, Ambient Light Sensor

The 16GB iPad mini with Retina Display from Apple has a smaller form factor than its big brother, the iPad Air. The iPad mini is just 7.5mm thin and weighs less than 1 pound. Its smaller form factor makes it easier to hold in one hand. The iPad mini comes in a silver finish.

The 7.9" Retina Display makes its debut on the iPad mini, maintaining its enormous 2048 x 1536 native resolution. At 326 pixels per inch, the Retina Display can show up to 3.1 million pixels at a time. The Retina Display is also a capacitive touchscreen so you'll be able to utilize all the multi-touch gestures of iOS 7.

While the iPad mini may have a smaller form factor than the iPad Air, it still has the same dual-core A7 chip. Apple introduces the 64-bit architecture with the A7 chip, allowing for more robust and powerful apps. In fact, the A7 chip runs four times faster than the previous generation iPad mini. Also, the A7 chip supports OpenGL ES version 3.0 so the iPad mini can enable detailed graphics and visual effects once only possible on desktop computers and game consoles.

The A7 chip is accompanied by the M7 coprocessor, which measures the motion of the iPad mini. By pulling data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass, it lightens the load of the A7 chip. This frees up the A7 chip to focus on processing multiple tasks and maintaining fast performance. The iPad mini may have the Retina Display, but it still manages to maintain its 10-hour battery life. That's because the A7 chip isn't just more powerful, it's also more efficient.

The iPad mini comes with iOS 7. Apple refined the typography, redrew every icon around a new grid system, and added a precise color palette for a minimalist design. iOS 7 also introduces features, such as the Control Center. The Control Center can be accessed by swiping up from the bottom of the screen and grants you access to the most common setting options, such as Airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Airplay and even a flashlight. iOS 7 also introduces iTunes Radio (only available in the United States), a music streaming service from Apple. You can build your own stations and listen to your favorite songs. You can also view the history of everything you've heard and added to your Wish List and then download them off iTunes.

With iCloud, you can sync your iPad mini to your other iOS devices and Mac computers. Push photos, download apps and continue from where you left off in iBooks with iCloud. iCloud also offers cloud storage so you can back up your contacts, photos and important documents to Apple's cloud servers. You can restore your iPad mini to a previous state using iCloud.

Retina Display
The Retina Display provides 4 times more pixels and 44% greater color saturation than the iPad 2. Within the 7.9" LED-backlit touchscreen, the 2048 x 1536 native resolution render text and images at 326 pixels per inch and a total of over 3.1 million pixels. The display also features a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating for increased resolution during use
Dual-Core A7 Chip
Thanks to the A7 chip, apps run faster on the iPad mini. Games are more responsive and everything you do with the iPad mini feels quicker. It's up to four times quicker than the previous-generation iPad mini. It also supports OpenGL ES version 3.0, enabling detailed graphics and visual effects once only possible on desktop computers and game consoles. And the A7 chip features 64-bit architecture, opening the door for even more robust and powerful apps
M7 Coprocessor
The iPad mini was designed to be on the move. That's why the M7 coprocessor measures motion from your iPad mini by pulling data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass. This allows your apps to give you a better experience based on the movement of your iPad mini. It's a task that would normally fall to the A7 chip. But M7 is more efficient at it, which saves on power and opens up the A7 chip to focus on other tasks
Battery Life
The iPad mini may be faster and more powerful, but it's not more power hungry. Even though it's four times faster than the previous generation iPad mini, it still gives you the same 10-hour battery life. That's because the A7 chip isn't just more powerful, but utilizes low voltage to be more efficient
802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
With twice the Wi-Fi performance, thanks to two antennas and MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) technology, the iPad mini can reach download speeds of up to 300 Mbps. With dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11n Wi-Fi and MIMO, that's double the data rate of the previous-generation iPad mini. So now when you want to download a movie, share photos or documents with AirDrop, or just browse the web, your connection is even faster than before
FaceTime HD Camera
Sometimes it's nice to put a face to the conversation. And with FaceTime video calls on the iPad mini, your conversations look better than before. Make a video call over Wi-Fi or cellular and see (or show) every expression on the beautiful display. Now the FaceTime HD camera features a next-generation backside illumination sensor with larger pixels, which brightens up all your FaceTime chats, selfies, and group Photo Booth shots, even in low-light situations
5-Megapixel iSight Camera
The 5-megapixel iSight camera on iPad mini was designed to help you capture all of life's moments at a moment's notice. Use the Retina display as an easy viewfinder to frame the perfect shot. Quickly swipe between capturing stills or 1080p Full HD video. Every time you shoot, the image signal processor in the A7 chip works with the camera to make a ton of adjustments and deliver a great picture or video automatically
iOS 7
Apple has refined the typography, redrawn every icon around a new grid system, and added a precise color palette for a minimalist design with iOS 7. iOS 7 improves and adds features to the iPad mini. The Control Center is where you have access to the most common setting options like Airplane Mode, volume, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Camera, AirPlay and more. iOS 7 also introduces AirDrop, where you can share photos, videos, and contacts from any app with a Share button. iOS 7 also introduces iTunes Radio (only available in the US), which lets you build your own stations and listen to your favorite songs. You can also view the history of everything you've heard and added to your Wish List and then download them off iTunes
iCloud
iCloud functions as a wireless service for you to keep all of your iOS & Mac devices in sync. You can also backup content to iCloud and restore to a previous backup from iCloud as well
Siri
Siri lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, check the latest scores, and more. Ask Siri to do things just by talking. Siri understands what you say, knows what you mean and even talks back
AirPlay
AirPlay functions off of the wireless capabilities of the iPad mini and allows you to seamlessly watch or listen to your content on your HDTV. When connected to the same wireless network, content can be controlled from the iPad mini and ported through or watched on auxiliary devices
Audio Playback
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
  • Video Formats Supported
    H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
    Language Support
    English (U.S.), English (UK), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
    Keyboard & Dictionary Support
    English (U.S.), English (Australian), English (Canadian), English (UK), Chinese - Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke), Chinese - Traditional (Handwriting, Pinyin, Zhuyin, Cangjie, Stroke), French, French (Canadian), French (Switzerland), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Romaji, Kana), Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Finnish, Flemish, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic/Latin), Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
    Siri
    English (U.S., UK, Canada, Australia), Spanish (U.S., Mexico, Spain), French (France, Canada, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong)
    Viewable Document Types
    .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)
    Accessibility
    VoiceOver screen reader, Guided Access, Switch Control, support for playback of closed-captioned content, AssistiveTouch, full-screen zoom magnification, larger type, bold text, increase contrast, reduce motion, on/off labels, invert colors, left/right volume adjustment
    Built-in Apps
    Safari, Mail, iBooks, Photos, Maps, FaceTime, Newsstand, Messages, iTunes Store, App Store, Calendar, Music, Videos, Siri, Reminders, Contacts, Camera, Notes, Photo Booth, Clock, Game Center
    Free Apps from Apple
    Available for free from the App Store:

    iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iTunes U, Podcasts, Find My Phone, Find My Friends, Remote, iTunes Trailers
    Performance
    Operating System iOS 7
    Processor Apple A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor
    Storage Flash 16GB
    Display
    Type Capacitive
    Size 7.9"
    Backlight LED
    Native Resolution 2048 x 1536
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 1x Lightning
    Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
    2x Integrated Microphone
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone
    Flash Media Slot None
    Communications
    Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
    Bluetooth Bluetooth  4.0 + HS
    Mobile Broadband None
    Camera Front: 1.2 MP
    Back: 5.0 MP
    General
    Keyboard Virtual
    Battery Built-In Lithium-Polymer Providing up to 10 Hours per Charge (23.8Wh)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.3 x 7.8 x 0.3" / 13.5 x 19.8 x 0.8 cm
    Weight .73 lb / .33 kg
    Apple 16GB iPad mini with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver)
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Apple16GB iPad mini with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver)
     
    4.8

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Fast (4)
    • Good power output (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Primary use:
          • Personal (4)

        Reviewed by 9 customers

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        5.0

        Great price and service

        By Satisfied Return Customer

        from Nebraska

        Comments about Apple 16GB iPad mini with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

        Reliable and professional service. As good of price as you will find. Mini was exactly as listed.

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        5.0

        Great Sized Tablet

        By wallybee43

        from Weslaco, TX

        About Me Grandparent, Social Networker, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • App Availablity
        • Battery Life
        • Easy To Customize
        • Great Smaller Size
        • Operating System
        • Screen
        • Web Browsing
        • WiFi

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Email
          • Entertainment
          • Social Networking
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about Apple 16GB iPad mini with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

          I purchased the iPad as a Valentines gift for my wife. She has an aversion to all things 'computer' but she is picking it up really fast and liking it. She loves the smaller size and lighter weight over my iPad 3rd Gen. I was only going to get her an iPad mini but with B&H's reduced Valentine's pricing on the Retina mini there was no question about which unit to get. The display is amazing and with the much faster processor who could ask for anything more. We did have some problems syncing this iPad with my MacBook Pro running Mavericks, but time spent on the phone with customer service got everything going just right.
          I paired this up with the Apple Smart mini case and a Targus mini stylus.
          Just great!

          • Tablet Size:
          • Just Right
          • Tablet Construction:
          • Feels Sturdy, Superb Fit And Finish
          • Usability:
          • Easy To Carry Around, Light Weight, Simple Enough
          • Media:
          • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, Fast Streaming Media, Good Speaker Sound

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          5.0

          awesome product

          By alfred

          from orange CA

          Comments about Apple 16GB iPad mini with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

          Perfect for my wife she loves it a great tool for her as a teacher

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          4.0

          Amazing.. and nothing special

          By Ryan

          from NYC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast

          Cons

          • Overpriced

          Best Uses

          • Productivity
          • Wasting Time

          Comments about Apple 16GB iPad mini with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

          You know what you're getting.. it's an Apple product. Beautiful, highly functional and overpriced. If you're torn between this and the previous generation (non-retina) iPad mini, buy this one! It's not much more $$ and it's a far superior device (not just the screen). However, if you're torn between this and say and a Kindle Fire HD.. I'd recommend going Kindle. It's not as sophisticated as this, but it seems (to me) to be a far better bang for your buck.

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          5.0

          smaller is better

          By nickster

          from new york, ny

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Low Power Consumption
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple 16GB iPad mini with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

              Although much smaller than the regular IPAD, this new mini has great graphics and can almost fit in your pocket. My son uses it for gaming, reading, homework and everything else he can think of. He prefers to watch movies and TV on a larger screen

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Sharp Picture and Easy to use

              By JJ the Reader

              from New York, NY

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • No Autosleep When Covered

              Best Uses

              • Upgrade

              Comments about Apple 16GB iPad mini with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

              No surprises in this product. It does exactly what you expect and works great. It's fast and bright. The retina display is no joke, it's quite a pleasure to read small text on it. The only drawback I can think of at the moment is that Apple seems to have removed the auto-sleep/auto-wake function?? I use a 3rd party case, and when I close the cover, the ipad doesn't auto sleep (whereas it does to on the old iPad2). Some quick googling revealed that this feature is only activated when using the apple smart cover. Correct me if I'm wrong, but for now, I believe it.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              I really like it.

              By Happy Girl

              from Arizona

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Hard To Set Up

              Best Uses

              • Enhance Experience

              Comments about Apple 16GB iPad mini with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

              So far I am happy with the ipad mini. I am still learning how to use it, but it is very user friendly. I have printed out the manual on-line but it still doesn't give me enough information. So, I am learning how it works, but it is a slow process. I have downloaded a free game and am enjoying it. I have searched the internet and it is very responsive.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              iPad Mini w/ Retina Display

              By Marc

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast
              • Light weight
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

                Comments about Apple 16GB iPad mini with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

                Truly great tablet. Syncs up automatically with my iPhone. Great battery life. Very light. Love my iPad, it's also very fast.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Perfect Size!!

                By Mochi

                from Ashburn, VA

                Comments about Apple 16GB iPad mini with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

                The iPad Mini is awesome! It's light and the perfect size for reading. I replaced my full size iPad and I am much happier with the Mini. Highly recommended!

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                Cases & Sleeves

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                Carry and protect your iPad in a padded sleeve or case.

                Apple -  Smart Cover for iPad mini Retina (Black)
                • Price: $38.84
                 
                Xuma -  Rotating Folio Case for iPad mini (Black)
                • Price: $25.95
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                • You Pay: $9.95
                 

                Bluetooth Keyboard Case

                True keyboard functionality for typing on your iPad.

                Xuma -  Bluetooth Detachable Keyboard Case for iPad mini (Black)
                • Price: $49.95
                 

                Screen Protection

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                Help keep your screen looking new with a screen protector.

                Xuma -  Clear Screen Protector Kit for iPad mini (2-Pack)
                • Price: $4.95
                 

                Cables & Adapters

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                Expand your iPad's connectivity with a cable adapter.

                Apple -  Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader
                • Price: $28.94
                 

                Headphones

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                Enjoy listening without disturbing other people.

                Apple -  EarPods with Remote and Mic
                • Price: $24.95
                 

                Stylus Pens

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                Keeps your screen free of fingerprints and smudges, and fine-tunes your control of the screen.

                Xuma -  Mini Stylus Kit for Tablets and Smartphones (Full-Size and Small Stylus with 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Black)
                • Price: $9.95
                 

                Batteries & Power

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                Charge your iPad anywhere with these wall chargers, car chargers and battery packs.

                Apple -  12W USB Power Adapter
                • Price: $19.00
                 
                Xuma -  USB Car Charger
                • Price: $9.95
                 
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