Apple iPad Mini 

Released November, 2012
  • 4G + Wi-Fi
  • 7.9"
  • 1024 x 768
  • 64 GB
7.9 Out of 10

Hardware-wise, the LTE version of the iPad mini is virtually identical to the Wi-Fi-only version, the only real difference is the black bar on the top rear.
by The Verge (Oct, 2012)
iOS 6 is simply rock-solid when tethering via USB and the iPad mini lasts forever as a Wi-Fi hotspot — though there are still some issues getting the initial connection going with iOS.
by The Verge (Oct, 2012)

Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Apple iPad Mini

Display

How do the screens stack up?

iPad Mini
5.7
Kobo Arc
6.7
Resolution, pixel density, Screen size and anti-glare

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

iPad Mini
10.0
Kobo Arc
10.0
average NYT best sellers price and NYT's top selling titles

Performance

How responsive and how long does the e-reader last?

iPad Mini
8.8
Kobo Arc
9.3
Battery life, SunSpider and Recharge time

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

iPad Mini
8.7
Kobo Arc
7.7
Reviews from theverge.com and reviews.cnet.com

7.9

Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

iPad Mini
7.9
Kobo Arc
7.9

Reviews Word on the street for the Apple iPad Mini


7.9

9.0
Battery life has been nearly identical as well, though if you're using a lot of cellular data you're probably more likely to see a dip.

9.0

Overall

8.7 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Screen resolution 1024 x 768
Screen size 7.9"
Pixel density 162 ppi
Built-in light LED backlight
Screen type LCD
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes

features

Sync across multiple devices Yes
Note taking Yes
Text to speech Yes
Directly download library e-books to device Yes
Web browser Yes
Stereo speakers Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Parental controls Yes

storage

Internal storage 64 GB
Expansion slot None
Memory 64 GB

connectivity

Input/Output port Lightning port
Cellular data 4G
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity Yes

technical specs

RAM 512 MB
Processor 1,000 MHz

bookstore

Uses an open platform No
Bookstore iBookstore
Average NYT best sellers price $9.45
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 36
Cloud storage Yes
Has retail store locations Yes

form factor

Housing type Aluminum and glass
Size 134.7 x 200 x 7.2 mm
Weight 312 g
Interface touchscreen
Headphone jack Yes
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