Apple iPad mini Tablet: Beautiful and Portable iPad

| December 12, 2012 | 29 Comments

Apple Inc has developed and marketed a new mini tablet computer named iPad mini and the arrival of this product into market was announced on October 23, 2012. It has a screen size of 7.9 inches and it is the first tablet to have such a small screen, as against the conventional 9.7 inch screen of most of the tablets. Its specifications are similar to the iPad 2 and its high resolution display is also similar to that of iPad 2.

It is powered by an in-built rechargeable Li-Po battery with power 16.3 W-h and a battery standby life of 10 hours. Its storage is 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB flash memory, which ensures outstanding performance of the tablet. Its backlit multi-touch display with IPS technology and a 1024×768 pixel and 163 PPI ensures very high definition and good quality pictures. It also has a front facing and rear-facing camera which is capable of taking high resolution pictures. This feature is one of the most important features of almost all devices in the world today, but the clarity of the photos taken with the camera is also very important. iPad mini guarantees excellent quality pictures.

The 7.9×5.3×0.28 inch dimension and 308 g weight of the device ensures that the iPad is easy to handle and easily portable. As the dimensions of any device get decreased, it’s easier to use it more freely and the same is true in the case of iPad mini tablet also.

The software used in apple iPad mini is iOS 6.0.1 which acts as a hotspot with some carriers. It can be connected with internet using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection or even USB connection. It also allows the iPad to download applications from iTunes Store. It was developed with Xcode and iOS SDK, which was published through the apple.

There are several pre-installed applications with this iPad and they include Siri, Safari, Mail, Photos, Videos, Music, Maps, Notes, Calendar, Games and Contacts. Even though the design of this tablet is not suited for making telephone calls over cellular networks, this facility is also available with the system, using headset or built in speaker and microphone and make phone calls over Wi-Fi with the help of VoIP application.

There is also iBooks application in this system, which displays the books and other ePub-format content which can be downloaded from the iBookstore. Several books from different bookstores like Penguin Books, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Macmillan are publishing their books especially for iPad mini. Even though iPad mini is a competitor for both Amazon kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook, they both offer e-reader apps for this iPad.


The hardware specifications of this iPad is the same as that of iPad 2 and the Smart Cover which was started with the iPad 2 is the best screen protector which attaches to the iPad magnetically and protects the iPad. Since it is the smaller version of iPad, it’s named as iPad mini.

The screen resolution of the iPad is also very high and it ensures a very high quality videos and pictures taken with the iPad. The high resolution camera coupled with a high definition screen allows the system to display beautiful and high quality pictures and videos. Movies and photo albums can also be viewed on this screen, which makes this tablet even more useful. The multi-touch screen input enables to input the signals which are processed at a very high speed and produces the desired output quickly. Thus the screen acts as both an input as well as output device.

Thus, iPad mini is the best and most portable tablet available in the market today.

Hope you liked the review. Share your views via comment!

Tags: , ,

Category: Guest Posts, iPAD

About the Author (Author Profile)

Atish Ranjan is a blogger from India and handling many blogs namely TechTricksWorld, Stoogles and 2012onwards. Over the time he has made a good online presence and now joined TechIVY team to take it to the next level. Find him at Facebook and Google+.

Comments (29)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

Sites That Link to this Post

  1. Microsoft Surface Tablet PC: The Best Tablet Yet | December 14, 2012
  2. tablet pc buy | January 5, 2013
  1. Leora says:

    ” It also has a front facing and rear-facing camera which is capable of taking high resolution pictures…guarantees excellent quality pictures.” – excellent

    I was already sold on this, but your review convinces me more. We are planning to get one in January or February.
    Leora recently posted…Tech Notes on foundation.css and ReverieMy Profile

  2. Dhruv Bhagat says:

    The new iPad Mini has got everything.. : features, specifications, display, camera, processor, much handy and the most important – Apple Inc. :)

    Great job Atish.. Nice to see you here bro! :)
    Dhruv Bhagat recently posted…Social Media vs Link Building – Which Is Worth The Effort?My Profile

  3. Siddhartha says:

    Apple is a brand that doesn’t need anything. The name is enough to get more sales. Nice review Atish.

  4. Richard says:

    Hi Atish, I think iPad Mini’s have been so popular because as you say ‘it is more portable’ and most young people don’t want to carry a 10.1 inch tablet during their very active social lives. Also as you and Siddhartha said, the Apple brand is enough to sell the next model and the stylishness of the design makes it a fashion statement.
    Richard recently posted…Buy a 7 inch tablet caseMy Profile

  5. Toby says:

    This is a great review about iPad mini. I’m still having second thoughts on whether to get myself one or be contented with my iPhone5. Whew! Tough choice!
    Toby recently posted…Top 5 Android Devices Presented at CES 2013My Profile

  6. phone system says:

    yes it’s as powerful as the regular ipad, but the biggest advantage was you can put sim card on it and use the 3g feature

  7. Lorenzo says:

    Considering one for my iPad tutorials website. Currently create screencasts with an iPad with retina display.
    Lorenzo recently posted…KeepRecipes Bookmarklet for iPadMy Profile

  8. apple mini tablet looking awesome.it is comfortable because it is portable device.

  9. Andrew says:

    Apple mini tablet looking amazing.First of all great review for apple Tablet.yes my opinion is same to discount codes yeah it is comfortable because it is portable device.

  10. joovila says:

    Yeah it’s powerful and biggest iPad.Apple is one of the best brand in world.In this iPad have many better feature’s nice shearing Mir Atish Ranjan.

  11. Pranjal says:

    I had recently bought an iPad mini 64GB edition with 3G. The moment I take it out of package, I was surprised with the slimness of the device, and the good part about Apple products that the packaging is really premium and if you noticed the device starts up in mere seconds and ready to use. The only problem I am facing here is a lack of 3G nano sim cards availability. Right now using it over my micromax Mi-Fi data card!
    Pranjal recently posted…iPad Video Lessons | Killer iPad Video TutorialsMy Profile

  12. jacson says:

    Hi Atish really very cool information about Apple iPad mini Tablet: Beautiful and Portable iPad And present days apple company biggest brand in world. really nice post Mir. Atish.

  13. shopperindia says:

    apple ipad mini tablet really looking beautiful.it is also having best features in the market.

  14. Adam says:

    What A great Article .. I found it so useful for me .. I also Blog IT to my blog at
    You Are Such A Computer Guy Blog
    Adam recently posted…How to Use ImageButton Control By C# ASP.NETMy Profile

  15. Eric says:


    Twitter:
    any reports or rumours if there will be an update on ipad mini?
    Eric recently posted…iPad Not Charging From PC and LaptopMy Profile

  16. Nikhil says:


    Twitter:
    Recently purchased iPad mini. It’s the most fluid experience I have every Had.
    Superb Tablet and new iOS 7 even increased the experience to it’s next level.
    Nikhil recently posted…Top 10 new features of Apple’s iOS 7 !My Profile

  17. Rich says:

    This ipad mini has all the features of the ipad but it’s not as heavy.
    Rich recently posted…Kindle Fire TabletMy Profile

  18. Dee says:

    I am absolutely enjoying my iPad mini, especially after specific accessories are now readily available in the market, like keyboard casing, speaker dock, etc. I’ve no plans of replacing this gadget unless there’s a feature in the upcoming Apple products that will be hard to resist.
    Dee recently posted…OmniFocus 2 ReviewMy Profile

  19. Ciprica says:


    Twitter:
    I bought this product directly from Apple (pre-order). This is almost the perfect iPad. I had an iPad 2 and I loved it but I always felt that is was too big. So I ordered the iPad Mini and I can safely say that it is the best iPad for me. I use it for reading books, magazines and once in a while for blog posts. The only thing that it lacks it a Retina Display screen. If you have use a retina display before then you will notice the difference in screen resolution.
    Ciprica recently posted…Stand/Cooler notebook Cooler Master Notepal X-Slim II ReviewMy Profile

  20. kanakesh mk says:


    Twitter:
    wow !! Great ! am actually looking for (medium sized budget tablet) mainly ipadmini. I never thought that ipad mini has that much of great performance rather then other tablets !! Every one has told me to prefer samsung{I purchased :( } !! Thanx for your information :) :)
    kanakesh mk recently posted…How to install paid apps for free without jailbreak on iPhone/ipadMy Profile

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Loading Facebook Comments ...