The iPad Mini 2 (2nd generation) models – initially the “iPad Mini with Retina Display” models or iPad Mini 2nd generation models (and formally renamed iPad Mini 2 on October 16, 2014) – utilize basically indistinguishable lodgings as the first iPad Mini (1st generation), however have a much higher determination “Retina” show, a quicker processor and speedier Wi-Fi (and extended LTE integration on the global and China-specific LTE-proficient models).
The greater part of the iPad Mini 2 (2nd generation) gadgets – including this Wi-Fi/cellular model (A1489) – are stuffed in slight white and silver or dark and medium hued gunmetal “Space Gray” cases and highlight a 7.9″ 2048×1536 (326 ppi) LED-illuminated IPS touch-delicate presentation, a double center 1.3 GHz Apple A7 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of glimmer memory stockpiling (64 GB and 128 GB choices ceased October 16, 2014).
Other remarkable elements incorporate double cameras – a back mounted 5 megapixel “iSight” camera equipped for shooting stills and 1080p feature and a front-mounted 1.2 megapixel “FaceTime HD” camera fit for shooting stills and 720p feature, double band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi with MIMO capacity and Bluetooth 4.0, cellular (LTE and 3G) support, and additionally double amplifiers and speakers. The iPad Mini 2 (2nd generation) also has a Lightning port, as in previous models.
The battery life of this iPad Mini 2 (2nd generation) model is supposedly ’10 hours’ when surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching videos, or listening to music (according to the Apple website).
Technical specifications for the iPad Mini 2 (A1489, Wi-Fi/Cellular – 2nd Generation):
Technical specifications for the the iPad Mini 2 (A1489, Wi-Fi/Cellular – 2nd Generation) are provided below:
Introduction Date: October 22, 2013 Discontinued Date: N/A
Processors: 1 (2 cores) Geekbench Rank: 2274
Processor Speed: 1.3 GHz Processor Type: Apple A7 (S5L8960X)
Details: The iPad Mini 2 (2nd generation) models use a 1. GHz “dual-corepple A7 (S5L8960X) chip.” The chip integrates the CPU, graphics, the memory controller, and I/O functions; all in one.
Onboard RAM: 1GB Storage Capacity: 16, 32, 64, 128 GB
Song Capacity: 2000-3000 (16GB) Photo Capacity: 3000-4000 (16GB)
USB Support: Sync & Charge (USB Lightning) Firewire Support: None
Connectivity: USB (Lightning) Ports: Lightning, Headphone
Case Type: Tablet Form Factor: iPad Mini 2 (2nd generation)
Housing Color: Black or White Controller: Multi-touch
Display: 7.9″ Colour Display Resolution: 2048×1536 (326 ppi)
Standard Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n* Standard Bluetooth: 4
Cell Network: 3G, LTE & Wi-Fi Camera: 5 Megapixels
Battery Type: Lithium Polymer(23.8 Watt Hours) Battery Life (Music): 10 Hours
Details: he Apple websites estimates that this iPad Mini 2 (2nd generation) provides “up to 10 hours” of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music.
Battery Life (Voice): 6-8 hours (estimated) Standby Time: One month (estimated)
Apple Order No: ME276LL/A (16GB), ME277LL/A (32GB), ME278LL/A (64GB) & ME856LL/A (128GB) Apple Name: iPad Mini 2 or Retina (2nd generation)
Apple Model No: A1489 (EMC 2695) Model ID: iPad4,4
Pre-Installed OS: iOS 7.0.3 Maximum OS: Current
Dimensions: 7.87 x 5.3 x 0.29 inches Avg. Weight: 0.73 lbs. (0.331 kg)
Mac Support: Mac OS X 10.6.8 Windows Support: Windows XP SP3/Vista/7/8
Audio Support: The Apple states that the iPad Mini 2 (2nd generation) supports “HE-AAC (V1 and V2), AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.”
Photo Support: The Apple states that the iPad Mini 2 (2nd generation) supports JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats.
Video Support: The Apple states that the iPad Mini 2 (2nd generation) supports “H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.”
Incl. Accessories: The iPad Mini 2 (2nd generation) includes a USB to Lightning cable, 10W power adapter and documentation”