iPad & Tablets: Apple iPad Mini 2
News & Reviews: Apple iPad Mini 2 Malaysia price
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2013
The 2nd generation Apple iPad Mini also was recently announced but unlike the iPad Air, only gets the standard Apple name of Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display. Yep, finally, Apple has refreshed the iPad Mini with a Retina Display, fulfilling the demands of Apple iPad Mini tablet users around the world. But guess what, they've also added in a little surprise in the form of a brand new 64-bit Apple A7 processor with the M7 motion coprocessor. Again, no Touch ID fingerprint scanner under the Home button. Rather than talk about the thinner and lighter iPad Mini, Apple have instead chosen to talk about the obvious specs of the Retina Display. This is perhaps because the new iPad Mini with Retina Display is actually thicker at 7.5mm (the previous version was 7.2mm) and heavier at 331g (the previous version was 308g). This isn't so obvious when held in the hand, but if you line the two versions up together and look closely, you'll see the difference. Tech specs and features for the Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display include:
- 64-bit A7 chip with M7 motion coprocessor
- 16GB / 32GB / 64GB / 128GB storage
- 7.9-inch Retina Display (2048 x 1536 pixels, 326 ppi pixel density, LED-backlit, IPS, Multi-touch, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating)
- 5MP rear camera (autofocus, face detection, backside illumination, f/2.4 aperture) + 1.2MP FaceTime front camera
- Supports WiFi + Bluetooth + (4G LTE + GPS (Cellular version))
- Supports dual microphones + dual antennas
- 134.7 x 200 x 7.5mm | 331g / 341g (Celluar version)
- 10 hour battery
- Apple iOS 7
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2013
In a keynote event held just yesterday, Apple has revealed the latest versions of their iPad and iPad Mini tablets confirming many of the rumours and leaked images that surfaced before this official announcement. While many of the obvious rumours were confirmed such as the 5th generation Apple iPad tablet getting a redesign along with the Apple iPad Mini 2 getting a new Retina Display, there were some surprises revealed. First off, the 5th generation Apple iPad tablet will be called the Apple iPad Air and the iPad Mini 2 or Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display gets a much better processor than earlier thought. The keynote event also mentions a lot more which you can replay here (provided you have QuickTime and are watching it with Safari):
Last Updated: Oct 02, 2013
When the Apple iPhone 5S appeared with Space Grey and Gold it was assumed that other Apple products would also have these new colour options as well. Seemingly confirming these assumptions is a recently leaked image of the Apple iPad Mini 2 in champagne gold. Rather than just a backplate, this appears to be the full tablet as it also features a fingerprint scanner Home button on the front, much like the one found on the Apple iPhone 5S. The pics certainly seem accurate enough to not be fakes but with all rumours do take this with a pinch of salt. While there was no exact Malaysia release dates or pricing the Apple iPad Mini 2 is expected to be announced in the next few weeks or so.
Last Updated: Oct 09, 2013
Various reliable sources expected that Apple's should announce the newest iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 this month. As is tradition for Apple, the event should held on 22nd October.
The focus of the event will be on the 5th generation full size iPad as well as the second generation iPad mini. The new iPad 5 is expected to be thinner, lighter and overall smaller because of reduced bezels. The second generation iPad mini 2 to get the same treatment, expected along with a new retina display. Rumors saying that Apple will putting the fingerprint scanner onthem but it is not been confirmed yet.
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2013
If the one thing stopping you from buying an Apple iPad mini is the lack of a Retina Display and you're waiting for the next generation to put it in then you may have to wait until 2014 before it becomes available. Rumours have cropped up that the Apple iPad mini 2 may be postponed to early 2014 due to a shortage in supply for Retina screens. The Apple iPad mini was previously reported to be coming in Q4 of 2013.
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2013
Reports published recently have shown signs that the next versions of the Apple iPad (in this case Apple iPad 5) and Apple iPad mini (Apple iPad mini 2) may be coming soon. As usual the report comes from the parts and supply chain and indicates that the new 9.7-inch Apple iPad may be introduced in September. Parts suppliers are ready for production with no expected changes to existing specs. However, this isn't what is being said about the next Apple iPad mini.