Perfectly sized LED-backlit display.
iPad mini makes one thing clear: Its 7.9‑inch display more than measures up to the complete iPad experience. View web pages in Safari. See where you are and what’s around you using Maps.1 Flick through your photos and watch videos in vivid detail. And wave hello to the family on a FaceTime call.2 The iPad mini display uses the same LED backlight technology as iPad to give you plenty of pop per square inch. And it’s perfectly sized to work with hundreds of thousands of apps made for iPad.
Thin and light design.
iPad mini has everything that makes an iPad an iPad, but it’s a fraction of the size. At just 7.2 millimeters, it’s pencil thin and unbelievably light.3 You can easily hold it in your palm. And stash it in your smallest bag without a second thought, so it’s always close at hand.
Right out of the box, iPad mini is ready for big things. Map out your next adventure. Then shoot it in 1080p HD. Watch a webcast or a movie. Read a best seller or a magazine. Check email. Send messages. Or stay in touch face-to-face over FaceTime. You’ll be amazed at how much is built right in.1
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Over 475,000 apps from the App Store.
The App Store is home to over 475,000 iPad apps and counting.4 And right from the start, they work on iPad mini. But quantity is only part of the story. These are beautiful, immersive, made-just-for-iPad apps. And they change the way you do everything. You can make a spreadsheet for work, make a Hollywood-style trailer for fun, plan a lesson, plan a trip, or simply plan a meal — all on a device you can hold in one hand.
Powerful A5 chip.
iPad is known for its fast, fluid performance, and iPad mini doesn’t disappoint. It features the powerful and power-efficient A5 chip, which makes everything you do feel smooth and natural. From the little things like switching from app to app and swiping from page to page, to the big things like editing photos, watching movies, and playing games.
10-hour battery life.
iPad mini wouldn’t be an iPad without incredible battery life. Even with so much performance packed into such a small space, it still lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge.5 So you can read, watch, play, write, and create whatever you want, as long as you want.
Advanced Wi‑Fi technology. Built in.
iPad mini features advanced Wi‑Fi that's up to twice as fast as any previous-generation iPad. With dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11n Wi‑Fi and support for channel bonding, download speeds can reach up to 150 Mbps.6 Translation: The things you do every day may start to feel a whole lot faster.
Next-generation cellular connectivity
If you want to connect to the Internet even when you don’t have access to Wi‑Fi, choose iPad mini with Wi‑Fi + Cellular. It can make ultrafast cellular network connections around the world — including advanced wireless networks such as HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA. So you can download content, stream video, and browse the web at amazing speeds — without a contract or long-term commitment. Learn more
Capable of great things. And all the little everyday things too.
At the core of every iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is iOS 7. It’s been entirely redesigned and includes all-new features and apps that are powerful, yet easier and more enjoyable to use. iOS 7 comes installed on iPad. So right out of the box, you get Control Center, the Today view in Notification Center, AirDrop, smarter multitasking, and more. Your iPad has never been more capable. And neither have you. Learn more about iOS
Your content. On all your devices.
iCloud is built right into iPad. Just turn iCloud on and you’ll have instant access to all the things you need, whether you’re on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, or PC.7 And iCloud lets you do amazing things with your iPad. Use iCloud Photo Sharing to create a photo stream where you and your friends and family can post photos, videos, and comments. Browse a web page on one device and pick up where you left off on another device using iCloud Tabs. Enable Activation Lock to make it harder for someone who’s not you to use or sell your iPad. Learn more about iCloud
Stream via AirPlay.
All the great stuff on your iPad mini — your music, photos, and videos — can stream wirelessly to your HDTV and speakers via Apple TV8 or to AirPlay-enabled speakers over a Wi‑Fi network. With just a tap of the AirPlay icon, you can rock the house with your favorite album, have a movie night, or show off some photos. And go big. Learn more about AirPlay
Print via AirPrint.
Print right from your iPad mini over Wi‑Fi with AirPrint. There’s no software to download, no drivers to install, and no cables to connect. Print from Mail, Photos, Safari, and iBooks. Or any of the iWork apps — Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. With just a few taps, you can send whatever's onscreen to an AirPrint- enabled printer.
Made for iPad mini. And vice versa.
The cover that wakes up, stands up, and brightens up iPad has been redesigned for iPad mini.9 And what a smart pair they are. iPad mini and the iPad mini Smart Cover, that is. Magnetic technology built into each one really pulls them together. The Smart Cover snaps perfectly into place to protect your screen — without adding bulk. Open the Smart Cover and your iPad mini wakes up. Close it and your iPad mini goes to sleep. Fold the Smart Cover and it becomes a stand. It’s all just so, well, smart. View more iPad accessories
A new way to get connected.
iPad mini is so thin and light, it requires an ultraslim connector. It’s called the Lightning connector, and it features an all-digital, eight-signal design that’s significantly more durable than the 30‑pin connector. Another brilliant feature of Lightning: It’s reversible. Which means there’s no wrong way to plug in the cable.
Lightning to 30‑pin Adapter.
If you have an iPad accessory that depends on the 30‑pin connector, you can still connect it to your iPad mini. Simply use a Lightning to 30‑pin Adapter (sold separately).