The second version of the iPad Mini has been unveiled by Apple on Tuesday. The consumers were in for something worthwhile, as Apple didn’t disappoint the customers. It upgraded the compact tablet with a high resolution Retina display. The company has priced the tablet at $399.
From November the tablet will be available, though it does not look like it would be available in Indiaat the outset. Let us have a look at the top four features of the iPad Mini with Retina display.
The new A7 chip
The new piece of hardware comes with a 64-bit A7 chip. This chip is also seen in the new iPhone 5S. If the Apple claims are anything to go by, the chip will offer CPU speeds up to four times. That is not all the chip will also perform eight times faster when it comes to graphics performance.
The tab runs 64-bit version of the iOS 7, which has been made just to take optimum advantage of this chip. The A7 supports OpenGL ES version 3.0 for delivering gaming console-level graphics with detailed visual effects.
The original iPad Mini came with one microphone. But the iPad Mini with Retina display is built with two microphones. One of them sits at the top, while the other is at the back. Both microphones work hand-in-hand and that’s why can perform better as it suppresses the audio from its source where the individual isn’t focused.
There is also improvement in the FaceTime talks, improvements in the voice recognition abilities with Siri as well as enhancing the qualities of the video recordings.
In line with the iPhone 5S, the iPad Mini with Retina display comes with M7 coprocessor. It can measure the motion data from accelerometer and also from compass sensor apart from sending the same to applications without needing the A7 processor. The coprocessor can also make out between various kinds of motions.
Improved Retina display
What is the meaning of this list without talking a bit about an improved Retina display? There is hardly a foot wrong that the iPad Mini could put. And the improved Retina display is one such example. However, the triangle of the design, the pricing and the Retina came together correctly.
The only disappointing factor was the low resolution of the display. The new Retina display comes with 7.9 inch display and has a resolution of 2048 X 1536 pixels. The device has a pixel density 326ppi.