Measuring 7.87 inches tall x 5.3 inches wide, the highly anticipated scaled-down iPad – the iPad Mini – has finally been revealed by Apple, with details involving its highlights and featured specifications posted in a new section of the Cupertino-based brand’s website.
Described “every inch an iPad”, the iPad Mini boasts to offer its users the full iPad experience, with a rated 275,000 apps developed for the overall iPad device lineup.
Featuring a screen resolution of 1024 x 786 pixels, the new iPad Mini is powered by an A5 processor, and features a 5 MegaPixel camera. With most of its physical design aesthetic taken after the larger-sized iPad, the iPad Mini features a dedicated home button, mute controls and volume control buttons, with a 3.5mm headphone/portable speaker jack for extended music and video listening/viewing experiences. The new iPad Mini also comes with Apple’s Lightning Port Connector, and is available in 16GB and 32GB variants.
Positioned as an “ultra” portable tablet, the device is rated with a battery lifespan of 10 hours’ worth of general web browsing activities, as well as 10 hours’ worth of audio listening and video viewing.
Its smaller size makes it more defined as a portable tablet, small enough to be comfortably carried around by users, yet big enough to provide users’ with a tablet’s overall utility. Featuring a 3-axis gyroscope, the iPad Mini also comes with an ambient light sensor, matched with an accelerometer.
Though pre orders of the Wi-Fi only version of the iPad Mini are set to start by Friday, a cellular version of Apple’s new tablet had been announced to come out soon.
Though not exactly a phone, it has to be said that a cellular-enabled 7-inch tablet does seem too much like a bigger sized smartphone.