Apple unveiled its latest addition to its Ipad Mini series in the shape of Ipad Mini 2 with 7.9inches of Retina Display with mighty A7 64bit processor along coprocessor M7.
Ipad Air packs 7.9inches Retin (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology supporting a resolution of 2048x1536 with 326 pixels per inch (ppi). This is double the resolution and pixels per inch of its predecessor (Ipad Mini) display . Its interesting to see that Ipad Mini 2 packs more pixels per inch as compared to newly launched Ipad Air by apple, even though its 1.5 inches smaller in screen size.
Ipad Mini 2 is powered with mighty A7 chip which is clocked at Dual core 1.3Ghz cyclone processor with 1gb of ram found on Ipad Air and gives you CPU and graphics performance up to 2 times faster than the A6 chip found on Ipad 4 and Iphone 5. Its magnificent to see that Ipad Mini 2 will give you upto 4 times faster Cpu speed than Ipad Mini and not even that its also going to give you upto 8 times faster gpu speed as compared to its predecessor. This means now you are upgrading your Ipad 2 with Ipad 5 and this is a drastic change in speed. A7 makes Ipad Mini 2 the first 64-bit Mini tablet in the world with a new M7 coprocessor which is like a sidekick to the A7 chip. M7 is designed specifically to measure motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass, a task that would normally fall to the A7 chip but because of M7 chip you will also see a less burden on battery. In terms of Ipad Air equipped with PowerVR G6430 which is quad-core graphic chip and runs almost every game like a butter in it like Iphone 5S and Ipad Air.
Ipad Mini 2 have crystalline diamond cuts lines on the sides like Iphone 5, 5s and Ipad Air which are very well fitted on the Ipad by apple. On back of Ipad Air we have anodised 6000 series aluminium — the same material used in Apple notebooks.
Ipad Mini 2 measures 200mm (Height) x 134.7 (Width) x 7.5mm (Thickness) and weighs 331grams (Wifi Model) 341 grams (Wifi +3G Model) in comparison to Ipad Mini measurements of 200mm (Height) x 134.7mm (Width) x 7.2mm (Thickness) and weighs 308grams (Wifi Model) 312grams (Wifi+3G Model). These measurements illustrates that Ipad mini is only .3mm thincker and 19grams lighter than Ipad Mini, but this is not a big deal specially if we look Ipad Mini 2 specs in comparison to its predecessor.
Ipad Mini 2 integrated with iOS 7 and it is designed to take advantage of 64-bit architecture. So it’s every bit as advanced as the iPad Mini 2 it runs on. And with new features like smarter multitasking, Control Centre and AirDrop, iOS 7 makes the experience of using iPad Air even more beautiful and simple. Because iOS 7 and iPad Air weren’t just designed to work together, they were designed to enhance one another according to Apple.
Ipad Mini 2 comes up in four types of built-in storage 16gb, 32gb, 64gb and 128gb and all of them price differently, so if you want more built in storage then pay more to get your new Ipad Mini 2 with your desired onboard storage.
In terms of port Ipad Mini 2 remains the same with home button, lightning connect, one speaker, 3.5mm jack, dual microphones, silent on and off key . However instead of Micro Sim its now going to take Nano sim the same one we have seen on Iphone 5, 5s.
In terms of connectivity Ipad Mini 2 comes up with Blutooth, Wifi, LTE.
Ipad Mini 2 battery remain unchanged and gives you 10 hours of web surfing over Wifi and 9 hours of web surfing over data plan.
Ipad Mini 2 comes up with a same camera found on Ipad Air on the front and back. On the front it has 1.2mp Camera and on the back it has 5mp camera.
To give my final verdict we are going to use a SWOT analysis below
Ipad Mini 2 packs a considerable beautiful 7.9 inches display with a superior design, strong processor than its predecessor.
It doesn’t have too much weaknesses, but at some extent it can be argue why its not equipped with flash light with back camera or why it doesn’t support 8mp snapper. Another thing people want in their device is storage it has 4 variants in terms of storage, but people have to pay more to get more storage whereas if they have putted the sd card slot in it people can transfer files easily from their pc to Ipad or Ipad to PC.
One of the biggest opportunity Ipad Mini 2 has is its A7 64bit chip with powerfull Gpu to play any game flawlessly in it.
The biggest threat to Ipad Mini 2 is its own Ipad Air which is launched by Apple and Sony Xperia Z Ultra along with Nexus 7 2013 which is powered with might Snapdragon processor with 2gb of Ram.
Ipad Mini is expected to fall on shelves on 29th or before end of November with bang.