Apple has announced the launch of iPad Mini, the latest addition to its ‘i’ family, sporting a refresh of features and specs.
The iPad Mini is the iPad2 packed into one: small enough to fit in one hand, its display has a resolution of 1024 x 768 that offers a sharp and vivid view of images, text and video alongside the new iPad with retina display
The new (newer) iPad, a fourth generation gadget weighs as much as iPad 2 except for the additional Lightning dock connector at the centre of the bottom, instead of the old 30-pin dock connector.
Unlike the new iPad Mini the new iPad on the inside has some noticeable improvements, including an A6X processor instead of the A5X, which Apple claims doubles the CPU power and the Graphics power.
App loading is lightning fast, with a 3D satellite imagery slid into view instantaneously in Maps.
Compared to an Android pad, the new iPad is smaller but with a larger display of 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD translating to 49 and 67 percent more than an Android if held vertically and horizontally respectively.
Alongside the Mini, Apple’s added some new product and features in its line (especially the Macs) with the launch of new 21.5 and 27 inch iMacs that the company boasts of sporting a plasma deposition process.
A frontal view looks like the previous version but a side view reveals why it is new, ultra slim with an edge 5mm thin all round, not the back though that bulges into a convex. iMac’s edge, apple said was done using technology known as friction stir welding that makes it seamless.
It is not retina display but still sports vibrant colours and almost non-existent pixel noise as the screen includes an anti-reflective coating that blocks 75 percent more glare than the previous generation of iMacs.
HumanIPO had earlier reported the launch of the iPad Mini however, some of Apple’s products that ‘launched’ during the event were the Mac Mini, 13-inch MacBook Pro with retina display, including an update of the iBook apps and the iBook Author.