New iPad mini with Retina Display
It's 2048x1536 pixels as you'd anticipate from an iPad Retina display.
Keeping the resolution the same as other iPad Retina displays means applications can be identical throughout the iPad 3, 4, new Air and new iPad mini.
The initial iPad mini was underpowered as it took 2 chip to the older iPad rather than use the A6X from the iPad 4 which was launched at the same time.
Now, the ipad mini with Retina show gets no treatment: it's the A7 processor which can be in the brand new ipad Air. Which means it is a 64bit device, making it more futureproof than if it had stuck with a processor. It also receives the M7 movement co-processor.
As usual, Apple supplied no extra details such as the number of RAM however this is of little impact: the secondgen iPad mini is bound to live up to Apple's claims of being four times faster.
Gamers should appreciate the reality that the current mini will be up-to 8x faster in the graphics department, so as they do on the Air next-gen titles should play and seem just as great.
As ever, this is not expandable.
The sole noteworthy change is the latest double-antenna Wi-Fi and support for MIMO which Apple claims doubles the theoretical transfer speed compared to the initial ipad mini (300Mbps versus 150Mbps).
Not much has changed in regard to measurements, and that's no real surprise as the design has not changed. The new version is very slightly thicker than its predecessor - 0.29 inches versus 0.28 inches . nevertheless, it's the weight gain that's slightly disappointing.
The Wi-Fi edition weighs 0.73 pounds (.05 pounds heavier) while the Wi-Fi Cellular product gains 0.06 pounds over the last equal iPad mini.
It really is doubtful the extra mass will be that obvious, but seen against the iPad Air's weightloss regime, it appears the team could not shave off any 10 percent of a millimetre occasionally to even keep the exact same weight as before.
There is no important change within the camera department, with a 5Mp iSight snapper to the back (capable of 1080p video) and an improved FaceTime HD webcam in the front - likely the same component that the iPhone 5C obtained.
The faster A7 CPU signifies the mini with Retina exhibit can auto focus faster and has stabilisation for video and stills. What you really do not get is the slo-mo capacity of the 5S.
Consistent with the new iPhone 5s, the mini with Retina display is available in white or Space Grey. Anyone hoping for a gold iPad will need to select for a custom paint job. Accessories, like the Smart Case and a fresh Smart Cover has been started in various colours - both fit new iPad mini models and the old.
The primary characteristic of the unit is of course the 2048 x 1536 resolution display, which seems to be made by LG. Apple has been said to be embracing Samsung as a screen supplier for the mini due to low returns from LG and Sharp, however it's clear that at least LG is providing some panels for the launch batch. The new iPad mini also has a somewhat bigger battery than the 16.3 Whr battery found in previous ipad mini, with the new tablet PC's battery measured at 24.3 Whr. That additional battery capacity in substantial portion goes toward supporting the new Retina display, with the device providing the same 10hour battery life while the last generation.
As is tradition for tear-downs, the business has assigned a repairability score to the iPad mini with Retina display on the basis of the availability of the various components. As with the iPad Air, the firm rates the Retina ipad mini's repairability at just 2 out-of 10, with the firm again assessing positive points for simple LCD accessibility along with a non-soldered battery, but the quantity of adhesive and hidden screws used to hold the apparatus together make fix extremely challenging.
Notably, several components within the ipad Mini with Retina Display appears to be very similar to those found within the iPad Air, including similarities within the screen driver, M7 coprocessor, NAND flash storage, Wi-Fi module, and sound amplifers between the two devices. The Retina iPad mini's slightly slower A7 chip was revealed in standards done in the unit yesterday.