In Depth: iPad mini 2 with Retina: 10 things you need to know

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So smaller sized iPad that Apple was never going to make is now in its 2nd iteration – state hello to iPad mini 2 with Retina screen.

Today we lastly learnt the number of of the rumors held true, how many were near lacks and how many lacked mark by miles.

Here is our overview of everything that you should understand about the iPad mini 2 with Retina.

1. It’s a better screen

The iPad mini 2 with Retina display measures in at exactly exact same size as the years of age iPad mini. The 7.9-inch display does include a resolution boost, with numerous reports that iPad mini 2 would get a Retina display proving to be bang on the money.

With the Retina technology on board, the new iPad mini comes with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 meaning that it’s a Full HD screen. This increases original iPad mini’s 163ppi to 326ppi.

2. It’s the A7 Processor

Despite absence of addition of the Touch ID sensor, iPad mini 2 with Retina features 64-bit A7 chip that we saw on iPhone 5S.

This indicates that the iPad mini 2 now includes a processor that’s 4 times faster than its predecessor, in addition to providing 8x quicker graphics processing.

The A7 chip likewise assists support the new Retina screen – since that screen is going to use up a lot of power. It likewise indicates that iPad mini 2 now has the same laptop-esque power that the iPhone 5S came with.

3. It does not come in gold

Unfortunately for those searching for another shot of gold-colored tech, there’s no gold iPad mini 2 with Retina en route. Instead it comes in silver and white, and area gray and black.

4. It does not have Touch ID

It seems that the inclusion of a Touch ID finger print scanner on the iPad mini 2 with Retina is one that was regrettably simply not real. This will most certainly leave many unimpressed and set bench for a great deal of tomorrow’s headlines.

5. It’s more storage

The iPad mini 2 with Retina comes in standard 16, 32, and 64GB models that we HAVE ACTUALLY seen prior to. What’s more, Apple now offers brand-new iPad mini 2 in a 128GB model.

6. It’s a much better camera, type of

Those wishing for an updated camera sensor on the iPad mini 2 with Retina are out of luck.

It appears that the 8MP rear sensor that’s actually been bandied about was in reality just another rumor, with Apple opting to stick with 5MP snapper that presently sits on back of the initial iPad mini.

The front-facing FaceTime camera has taken a look at, though, with it now matching iPhone 5S for clarity – that and its dual mics must make video chatting a lot even more enjoyable.

7. It’ll cost you

When it concerns pricing, great deal of choices implies a great deal of costs. Rates start at ₤ 319 (US$ 399, AU$ 479) for the Wi-Fi just 16GB variations, with it being an extra ₤ 100 (US$ 130, AU$ 150) to get 4G connectivity.

8. It comes better connected

Apple has actually upgraded the LTE connections in the iPad mini 2 with Retina, suggesting that it includes prolonged 4G support. It’s likewise had a look at the Wi-Fi connections, as iPad mini 2 with Retina now comes two times as quickly, with Mimo.

9. It doesn’t have a Keyboard Cover

One of the quieter rumors that we’d heard just recently is that Apple could be dealing with a specialized keyboard cover a la Microsoft Surface. Unfortunately this is not (keyboard) case, with Tim Cook comparing competitors chasing this market to means they chased the fallen short netbook market.

10. It does not really have a set release date

While its larger version, iPad Air is launching on November 1, the iPad mini 2 will see an unspecific ‘later on’ November release.

Watch us get touchy-feely with the iPad mini 2 in the video below: