I've been using the iPad 1 almost from the day it came out, and its been fine. I knew it was decent hardware but I never felt like it could be a major part of my life. Enter the mini with retina. This this is amazing. CRAZY fast performance and the perfect size to carry with me at all times. It's everything I know the iPad line had the ability to live up to. I'm super happy with this purchase.
Photos and videos look incredibly detailed and text is razor sharp on the stunning Retina display, which features over 3.1 million pixels — a million more than an HDTV.
iPad mini is incredibly powerful and capable, with advanced features like iSight and FaceTime HD cameras. Yet you can still hold it in one hand.
The powerful and power-efficient A7 chip with 64-bit architecture makes everything remarkably responsive — while still delivering up to 10 hours of battery life.2
Now you can get up to 2x faster Wi-Fi performance using 802.11n with MIMO.3And the Wi-Fi + Cellular model supports more LTE bands for fast connections the world over.1
The App Store has incredible apps designed specifically for iPad. These aren’t just scaled-up phone apps. They take full advantage of iPad technologies like the gyroscope, accelerometer, and every pixel in the 9.7-inch Retina display. So there’s almost no limit to what iPad — or you — can do.4