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iPad Mini with Retina Display now official

After spending its fair share of time in the rumor mill and doing a quick pose for a number of leaksters, the iPad Mini with Retina Display has made its official debut alongside its new 9.7-inch counterpart.

ipad mini with retina

Externally, the iPad Mini 2 shares the same looks of its predecessor. But what immediately jumps to you is its QXGA screen resolution which puts this tablet in the same league as the other Retina-touting siblings like the 3rd, 4th and recently launched iPad 5.


More than just the Retina display, the iPad Mini also gets an engine overhaul; now sporting the fairly new 64-bit Apple A7 processor, along with the M7 battery saving core.

iPad Mini with Retina Display specs:

7.87-inch IPS LCD display @ 2048×1536 pixels, 325ppi
Apple A7 chip, dual-core processor
16GB, 32GB, 64GB internal storage
WiFi 802.11 a/c
4G/LTE (optional)
Bluetooth 4.0
5MP iSight rear camera
1080p video recording
1.2MP front-facing camera
720p Facetime
Assisted GPS with GLONASS
Silver/White and Black/Space Gray
iOS 7

The 16GB, Wi-Fi only version of the iPad Mini with Retina Display will be sold for USD399. Instead of scrapping its predecessor, Apple has decided to keep the first iPad Mini which will now be retailed for USD299 (16GB Wi-Fi).

This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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12 Responses

  1. manuel says:

    Ano ba yan mukang mag ipad air nalang ako. Sana di na nila tinaas yung price.

  2. in0ah says:

    Kulang info.. dapat may 128g pa jan

  3. epol says:

    ka abang-abang na naman ang marketing gimmick ng apple nito.

  4. abuzalzal says:

    Accdng. to PhoneArene, it comes w/ a measly 2380mAh battery = 10 hours of continuous video playback

    as per Apple yun


    iPupusta ko ang siyota kong artistahin nagsisinungaling ang Apple to the maxxx haha. Deym, tingnan mo nga naman

    • Ryan says:

      Low brightness and 0 sound. i think it could be done. you probably dont know how ios effectively manage the juice on their devices. iwan mo ng 1 week at 98% ipad mo pag balik mo 97% pa din. ang android overnyt lang ubos 10-15%.

    • rockz says:

      i agree with Ryan. I have iPad 4, tapos naka full charge siya then I went out of the country (I forgot to bring my iPad) and bale 8 days ako sa HK pagblik ko on the 9th day 89% nalang battery… and take note 50% brightness at naka ON ang wifi and bluetooth using ios 7.0.2…

    • abdulJakulSalsalani says:

      ganun sila kagaling, 2380mAh battery lang pero rock ang battery life :) it means A7 and the m7 chips compliment the power saving battery features of the ipad. amen

    • Poorita Mirasol says:

      why apple ipad mini price is high than andriod?? my cherry mobile flear is good hehe better than ipad

    • Kami says:

      Dear abuzalzal,

      Kindly get hild ka muna ng apple product para matest mo. Especially sa battery. Although there are issues on the iphones, the ipads and mac portables are on a different league.

      Iba ang optimization ng ipads when it comes sa battery usage based on my experience. Aside sa stand by, itry mo pang i-airplane mode wagas sa long life.

      If there are battery issues naman (daw) kang nababasa sa internet via reviews or complaints, reasons would be defective ang unit and more importantly, balahura yung gumagamit. And for sure, the latter it is.

      So cheers, dude.

      I really enjoy your commentaries!

  5. ishi says:

    ang liit ng difference with ipad air. wooahhh

  6. wew says:

    dami pa namang naghihintay ng ipad mini with retina display,kaso mukhang magiipad air na lng sila kaunting dagdag lng =) pero ung ayaw ng malaking tablet ipad mini paren

  7. ron says:

    magkano ba exactly price ng ipad mini 2 dito pinas…di kc nagkakapaereha eh…

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