We finally got our hands on the second generation iPad Mini which is also known as the iPad Mini with Retina Display and here is our unboxing which also features the first gen iPad mini and the all new iPad Air alongside for a quick comparison. Find the video below. The iPad mini 2 and the iPad Air went on sale in India on December 7. The iPad mini with Retina Display starts from Rs.28,900 for the base 16GB WiFi only version and the version we are unboxing is the 32GB WiFi+Cellular version which costs Rs.44900. The mini uses a nano SIM card just like the iPad Air and the iPhone 5s and 5c. For the first time there is a 128GB version too on sale costing a massive 49,900 for the WiFi only version and Rs.58,900 for the WiFi+ Cellular version.
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Along with the new iPad Air, Apple has also refreshed the “mini” version. Yes, the iPad mini has gained the much awaited retina display upgrade along with the new A7 64 bit processor that debuted on the iPhone 5s recently. Otherwise, the device is almost untouched but to be frank, the iPad mini’s retina display and the A7 are substantial upgrades to the device, and it will make it much more viable than before. This is now really just a smaller version of the iPad, the complete functions in a smaller form. It is priced at a higher $399 for the retina version while the original iPad mini now retails at a lesser $299 along with the newer version.
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It’s now public knowledge that Apple is organizing an event on October 22 for a refresh of the iPad and the iPad mini along with a refresh for the Macbook Pros too, but reports are now coming in that the availability of these new products will be very close to launch. A report from french site MacG pegs the availability dates for the new iPads, including the new retina mini for October 30th or 31st. This is in line with most Apple launches, and going with the track record of MacG we assume this data is correct.
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Samsung and Apple might be involved in a lot of patent cases, but their partnership continues to flourish. Samsung is tipped to be the provider of the retina display for next generation iPad mini that is rumored to arrive by the end of this year.
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While we are reviewing the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, we saw it fit that we compare it with the other small tablets in our labs. The Apple iPad mini is the one and only smaller iPad with a cheaper price as well as better portability obviously, so how does it fare when compared to the Galaxy Note 8.0? Lets find out. Here’s the in-depth video comparison and read past the break for the text –
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We just finished reviewing the ASUS Fonepad and witnessed a launch of its beefed up variant too, but that won’t stop us from comparing the new calling tablet from ASUS with the similarly priced small tablets that we have in our labs. Like we compared it with the Samsung Galaxy Note 510 and the Galaxy Tab 2 310, we are now comparing it to the Apple iPad mini, which is probably the best small tablet money can buy right now. So, how does the ASUS Fonepad compare to the smaller iPad? We took them both in front of the camera to find out –
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We have just received an email from Apple premium reseller Imagine regarding cash back offers for the iPad Mini. Under this offer you will get 10% cash back on iPad mini if you purchase it with a Citibank credit card on a 12 months Equated Monthly Installment (EMI) option. For example, If you by a 16GB WiFi version of the iPad mini using the Citibank credit card, you get Rs. 2,190 cash back with a monthly EMI of just Rs. 1,825 without any down payment. This offer is also available on other iPad mini models. You get a maximum of Rs.8,000 Cash back on a single credit card. Continue reading “Get 10% Cash back on Apple iPad mini in India”
It’s been almost a month since we started the Apple iPad mini Giveaway on our YouTube channel. And the time has come, to announce the lucky winner of this contest, who will receive a brand new specially engraved Apple iPad mini from us! Read on to find out who and how we chose the winner!
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It is the holiday season and at FoneArena, we have decided that we should spread joy and the holiday spirit! So, we are going to giveaway a brand new “limited edition” Apple iPad mini, the white 16 GB WiFi version! Read on to find out more about the contest.
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Apple unveiled the iPad mini with a 7.9-inch (1024 x 768 pixels) display at 163 ppi and a dual-core A5 processor last month. I got some hands-on time with the WiFi version of the iPad mini. It went on pre-order on October 26th in over 30 countries and the WiFi version goes on sale in those countries today (November 2nd) and the WiFi + Cellular version would be available by mid-November. The iPad mini with WiFi is priced at $329, $429 and $529 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions respectively, in the U.S., while the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB WiFi + Cellular versions would cost $459, $559 and $659 respectively. Continue reading “Apple iPad mini Hands on Photo Gallery”
AllThingsD, a very good source of Apple launch rumors has almost confirmed the existence of the new Apple iPad mini, thanks to its sources pointing to a iPad mini launch event set for October 23, exactly three days before Microsoft’s Surface launch event.
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