New Apple iPad Mini 2 release date, price, and specs review


Apple’s iPad Mini 2 is now officially out on sale and available to buy from Apple’s web store. The Wi-Fi models of iPad mini 2 are available between £319 and £599 while the cellular models will cost you between at £419 and at £659, depending upon the memory size you want. It is expected to be available in the market from 21st November onwards.

The iPad Retina display has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels which is much more than its previous version but has the same screen size of 7.9 inches that equates to a great pixel density of 326ppi (pixels per inch).

The iPad mini with its Retina display has the A7 chip that’s also there in the new iPad Air. And the chip makes it real future-proof than if it had been coming with a 32-bit processor. It is also packed with a M7 motion processor for co-processing.

The new iPad mini 2 is expected to be up to 8 times faster in the department of graphics, so it may be possible for gamers to play next-gen games and will look just as awesome as they look in iPad Air.

The iPad mini 2 has a storage range from 16GB to 128GB but this isn’t expandable as expected. The new iPad mini 2 has the new dual-antenna Wi-Fi and support for MIMO which according to Apple has the capability to double the transfer rate.

Coming to the size, the iPad Mini 2 is vaguely thicker than the previous one i.e. 7.5mm versus previous model’s 7.2mm and the weight is also slightly increased which is a disappointing factor.

There is not much change in the camera section, with a 5MP rear camera and a better FaceTime high definition camera on the front.

The new iPad mini can auto-focus faster and has a better stabilization for pictures and video, this is because of its faster A7 CPU. It is available in space grey or white color variants.