News & Reviews: Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display review
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2014
It has been 2 months since the last teaser ad, but Celcom is finally offering the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display from RM948. You have a choice of 12 month to 24 month contracts but you have to sign up for any of the three available Celcom First iPad plans. You will have to pay an upfront payment which will be rebated for the next 10 months. Contrary to the RRP listed on the Celcom site, the iPad mini with Retina Display is currently priced at RM1279 for the 16GB WiFi-only model and RM1699 for the 16GB WiFi + 4G LTE model. For more plan details check out the table and links in the article.
Last Updated: Dec 13, 2013
This time around Maxis is also the first to offer the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display from RM1159. Going for a retail price of RM1699, Maxis is of course offering the 4G LTE Cellular version of the iPad mini with Retina Display. This includes the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage versions but you have to sign up for 24 months under either the SurfMore50 plan or the SurfMore75 plan. Like some other telcos, you will have to make an advance payment which is then rebated back into your account. For more details check out the table and links in this article.
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2013
While some rumour sites have said that the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display could be launching in Malaysia on 12 December 2013, Apple have already made the 2nd generation Apple iPad mini 2 or Apple iPad mini with Retina Display available for Malaysia from RM1279 on the Apple Store. The Apple iPad mini with Retina Display brings a number of major improvements to the table which include Apple's new 64-bit A7 chipset and processor, 1GB of RAM and the aforementioned Retina Display. Check out the full pricing for the iPad mini with Retina Display below but if you still want the 1st generation Apple iPad mini, it is available from RM949:
- 16GB WiFi – RM1279
- 32GB WiFi – RM1599
- 64GB WiFi – RM1929
- 128GB WiFi – RM2249
- 16GB WiFi + 4G Cellular – RM1699
- 32GB WiFi + 4G Cellular – RM2029
- 64GB WiFi + 4G Cellular – RM2349
- 128GB WiFi + 4G Cellular – RM2679
If you're still wondering whether to get the Apple iPad mini or the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display, check out our previous comparison article about it.
Last Updated: Nov 13, 2013
When Apple first came out with the Apple iPad mini we loved it's better design as the slimmer bezels and narrower look made it awesome to handle. However, while the 7.9-inch screen was still very good in itself, we wondered why Apple didn't put in a Retina Display like it had with the most recent version (at the time) of the Apple iPad. Turns out, they were waiting for the next generation Apple iPad mini 2 or as Apple wants to call it, the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display. The smaller Apple tablet that could is now a lot more capable as Apple have not only added on the expected (and much wanted) Retina Display, but have also included a very capable hardware upgrade. Read on to see our full review of the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display.
Last Updated: Nov 08, 2013
When the Apple iPad mini first came out, it featured the slim bezels and narrower thin looks currently being used by the Apple iPad Air giving the mini the advantage in terms of design. At the time, many users were wondering why the Apple iPad mini didn't have a Retina screen, with many guessing that this and other features would come in the next generation of iPad mini touchscreen tablets. Well, they were right as the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display or iPad mini 2 packs a much denser pixel density and higher resolution screen. It also offers several hardware upgrades, but do these additional features make the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display the better choice? Should you buy the Aple iPad mini with Retina Display even though you may already have an Apple iPad mini? Read our comparison between the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display vs the Apple iPad mini for a full analysis on what you should do.
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2013
Apple has recently revealed the latest versions of their tablets, the Apple iPad Air (Apple iPad 5) and Apple iPad mini with Retina Display (Apple iPad mini 2). Offering new 64-bit A7 processors, improved design and tech specs and the aforementioned Retina Display for both tablets it now makes for an interesting choice of which Apple tablet to choose. We'll be covering this question in this comprehensive tech specs comparison between the Apple iPad Air and Apple iPad mini with Retina Display, so do read on.
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