High-Tech Computing in a Compact Package: The 1st Generation iPad Mini
A tablet may strike you as an ideal electronic gift to slip under the Christmas tree for mom or your significant other, opening the way to the convenient and high-tech world of mobile computing. Still, you might want something smaller, truly handheld and that truly fits in a stocking. The 1st Generation iPad Mini was Apple Computer's first attempt at the small form factor tablet. It debuted in 2012 as a smaller alternative to the full-sized iPad, but this little device packs quite the punch. With numerous models in new, refurbished, and used condition on eBay at various price points, these are an easy decision when your post-Thanksgiving shopping commences.
What Were Some Features of iPad Mini 1st Gen?
The original iPad Mini has a 7.9-inch backlit LED screen with standard Wi-Fi and optional cellular capabilities. Apple made the tablet available in silver, space gray, and slate colors. The Mini product line has changed over time, with the addition of different features and hardware.
What Features Did the Apple 1st Generation iPad Mini Have?
The Mini is similar to an iPad but smaller in size and weight. The internal processing chip is the A5 chip, with an included 512 MB of DDR2 RAM memory. A 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 powers the CPU. The first small Apple tablet offers 16, 32, and 64 GB of internal flash storage. Like the larger models, this Apple tablet includes a 3-axis accelerometer, a digital compass, a gyroscope, a magnetometer, and ambient light sensors.The multi-touch iPad screen has a resolution of 1024 by 768, with 163 pixels per inch density. It also has a PowerVR graphics processor, presenting all those holiday photos and videos in brilliant color and clarity. The display has a coating to minimize fingerprints and scratches.
The 1st Generation Apple model had Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi operating at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. GSM and CDMA models were available. Siri voice commands and voice dictation are available through the advanced audio processor.
What Is the Battery Capacity of This Apple iPad?
The lithium-ion polymer battery is rated for 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing and nine hours of cellular service. This tablet can play 10 hours of videos. It can also play audio for 140 hours.
Can You Download Apps to Use on This iPad?
Yes. Upgrading the iPad's operating system allows compatibility with more applications in the App Store.
What Are the Specs for the Apple iPad Mini 4th Gen?
Perhaps Santa's shopping for someone who already loves their 1st gen tablet. The current Apple model is the iPad Mini 4th Generation. This iPad was released in September 2015. The Retina display was a new feature for the iPad Mini 4. It has a resolution of 2048 by 1536 with a density of 326 ppi. The screen is laminated with an antireflective coating. Two of the iPad Mini 4's features are Touch ID and Apple Pay for payment transactions. The Wi-Fi is configured for 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. Bluetooth 4.2 compatibility is also included.This Apple iPad has an A8 chip. It was designed with 64-bit desktop-class architecture in mind. It is offered with 128 GB of storage capacity, and it can be upgraded to use the IOS 11 operating system. The Apple iPad Mini 4 is available in silver, gold, and space gray colors.
The Apple iPad Mini has several built-in apps. They include (but are not limited to) iTunes, Game Center, FaceTime, App Store, iMessage, and iCloud.This iPad Mini comes with the IOS 6.0 operating system. It can be upgraded up to the IOS 9.3.5 operating system.
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