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Posted on the 05 December 2012 by Telecolumnist @tele_columnist
As we are aware that Apple iPad mini now a dream which has come true. Despite a, Apple special style, it is surely an excellent piece of attraction. In fact, it's a crowd puller device that may be a next best-selling tablet.

You have to hi5 with Apple's research team which knows what to design. iPad mini is sleek and light device, with aluminum shell. Less bezel on left-right of screen with ~300g of weight makes it easy to hold within one hand. Let us se ahead the compromises and reasons of doing so which which drew criticism.

Key features are as follows:

  • Compact Body
  • 7.9" LED-backlit touchscreen, 768 x 1024 pixels, scratch-resistant, oleo-phobic coating
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity, carrier-dependent hotspot support
  • Optional 2G/3G GSM, CDMA, LTE connectivity (data only, separate models)
  • Optional GPS with A-GPS support (for the 3G model only)
  • Apple A5 SoC, dual-core Cortex-A9 @ 1GHz chipset
  • 512MB of RAM
  • iOS 6 with Siri, iCloud support
  • 16/32/64GB of inbuilt storage
  • 308 grams (Weight)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 16.3Wh battery
  • Accelerometer, Compass and 3 Axial Gyro-Sensor
  • Compatible iPad/iPhone apps
  • 1080p video recording at 30fps
  • 1.2MP secondary camera capable of Face Time calls, 720p recording
  • Four and five-finger gestures
  • 1080p TV-output with the Apple Digital AV Adapter 1080p video streaming
  • Supports Magnetic Case
  • Loudspeakers


  • More expensive than 7" Android tablets.
  • No Retina display, 162ppi only
  • Chipset similar to iPad 2.
  • iTunes still required for most of the content uploads
  • Reflective screen struggles outdoors
  • No Standard USB port
  • No GPS receiver
  • No memory card slot
  • Lack of basic apps like weather, stocks, calculator, voice memos

The disadvantage list may seem longer but accompanied with a fact that Apple products have so far effortlessly hit big despite perceived limitations as compared to competitors. Some analysts gone so far that iPad mini will be Next iPad - highly portable, capable enough to draw on vast resources of Apple eco-system.

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