The iPad Air's little brother

Apple introduced the iPad Mini in 2012, as the little brother of iPad 2 and iPad Air. The Mini has the same ergonomic and durable design as the Air, but thanks to its 7.9-inch screen, the Mini is smaller and lighter. Combine that with Apple's iOS 9 operating system and you get a tablet anyone can use. This model comes in three versions: the Mini 2, 3, and 4. At the moment, we only sell the iPad Mini 4.

Specifications side by side

iPad Mini 4 iPad Mini 3 iPad Mini 2
Screen Retina Display Retina Display Regular Display
Resolution 2.048x1536 2.048x1536 2.048x1536
Processor Apple A8 Apple A7 Apple A7
RAM 2GB 1GB 1GB
iSight Camera 8 megapixels 5 megapixels 5 megapixels
Weight 299 grams 331 grams 331 grams
Split screen function Yes No No
iPad Mini dimensions (H x W x D) 200x134.7x6.1 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
Battery life Up to 10 hours Up to 10 hours Up to 10 hours

What's the difference between the iPad Mini 2, 3, and 4?

iPad Mini 4

Currently, there are three versions of the mini iPad: the 2, 3, and 4. What's the difference? Simple. With every new generation, the Mini tablets become more powerful and faster.

iPad Mini 2

  • Apple A7 processor.
  • No Touch ID.
  • 1GB RAM.
  • No split screen function

iPad Mini 3

  • Apple A7 processor.
  • Touch ID.
  • 1GB RAM.
  • No split screen function

iPad Mini 4

  • Apple A8 processor.
  • Touch ID.
  • 2GB RAM.
  • Split screen function

The difference between the Air and the Mini 4

iPad (2017) iPad Mini 4
Screen 9.7-inch Retina Display 7.9-inch Retina Display
Resolution 2.048x1536 2.048x1536
Processor Apple A9 Apple A8
RAM 2GB 2GB
iSight Camera 8 megapixels 8 megapixels
Weight 469 grams 299 grams
Touch ID Yes Yes
iPad Mini dimensions (H x W x D) 240x169.5x7.5mm 203x134.8x6.1mm
Battery life Up to 10 hours Up to 10 hours

What's the difference?

iPad Mini 4 comparison iPad 2017

In 2012, Apple released the first iPad Mini. A smaller version of the iPad 2, with a new design. The Mini has a 7.9-inch screen, so it's smaller and lighter than the Air.

iPad (2017)

  • The latest Apple A9 processor
  • 2GB RAM.
  • 170 grams heavier than the Mini 4

iPad Mini 4

  • Easier to take with you
  • Weight of 299 grams
  • Processer is less new than the iPad (2017)

Which accessories do you need?

iPad Mini with cover

Protection

Whether you buy a tablet for yourself or for your children, accidents happen. Prevent surface damage with a tablet case. Do you hate scratches on the screen, but would you rather not have a case? Consider a screen protector.

Functionalities Browsing the Internet is a breeze, but typing a report on your tablet is quite a task. Increase your productivity with a wireless keyboard or a keyboard case. Do you prefer to draw or paint? You can use a stylus to work more accurately than with your fingers.


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