2nd Generation iPad mini

At first glance, you’d think this was the original iPad mini, but the 2G iPad mini (unofficially iPad mini 2) runs Apple’s A7 processor and has a Retina Display. The 64-bit A7 takes performance far beyond that of the earlier A5-based iPad mini.

2G iPad mini with Retina DisplayThe 2G iPad mini was introduced at the same time as the first iPad Air and shares most of its features.

Apple improved the FaceTime camera for a clearer image and it now supports 720p HD video as well as face detection and backside illumination. The rear camera received an f/2.4 lens, a 5 MP CCD, and a hybrid IR filter along with the iSight name and all the features of the FaceTime camera.

Hardware Overview

Models

  • Announced: 2013.10.23 at $399 (16 GB), $499 (32 GB), $599 (64 GB), and $699 (128 GB). $130 additional for cellular version.
  • Included accessories: USB 2.0 Lightning cable, 10W 2A power adapter
  • Code name: unknown
  • Identifiers:
    • WiFi only: iPad4,4
    • Cellular: iPad4,5
  • Model numbers:
    • WiFi only: A1489
    • Cellular: A1490
  • Product numbers:
    • WiFi only: ME276, (16 GB gray), ME279 (16 GB silver), ME277 (32 GB gray), ME280 (32 GB silver), ME278 (64 GB gray), ME280 (64 GB silver), ME856 (128 GB gray), ME860 (128 GB silver)
    • Cellular:

Technology

  • CPU: 1.3 GHz 64-bit dual-core Apple A7
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Architecture: 64-bit
  • Audio chip: Cirrus Logic CS4398
  • Graphics engine: dual-core PowerVR G6430
  • Display: 7.9″ 2048 x 1536 pixel multitouch screen
  • Cameras
    • rear: 5 MP
    • front: 1.2 MP 720p FaceTime HD
  • Sensors: accelerometer, ambient light, compass, 3-axis gyroscope

Performance

  • Geekbench, single core: 1377
  • Geekbench, multicore: 2478

Connectivity

  • I/O port: Lightning connector
  • WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • Wireless data: UTMS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), CDMA EV-DO Rev. A/B (800, 1900 MHz), LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, and 26)
  • GPS: WiFi-assisted GPS

Power

  • Battery: 23.8 Watt-hour lithium polymer
  • Battery life: up to 10 hours

Compatibility

  • Original OS: iOS 7.0.3
  • Maximum OS: current
  • iTunes Versions: iTunes 10.2 and later.
  • Mac OS Required: OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • Windows Versions Supported: 7, Vista, XP Home or Professional SP 2 or later

Dimensions and Weight

  • Dimensions: 7.87″ x 5.3″ x 0.29″
  • Weight: 0.73 lb. (0.75 lb. for cellular version)

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