The first thing you will notice is how incredibly thin and light it is. iPad Mini 2 is an impossibly thin 6.1 millimetres, making it our thinnest iPad ever. And it weighs less than half a kilo. So its even easier to hold in one hand and take with you anywhere. The displays on previous generations of iPad used three separate components. iPad Mini 2 changes all that, combining those three layers into just one. This eliminates gaps between layers, along with the internal reflectance caused by those gaps. The result? Colours are richer, contrast is greater, and images are sharper and more vivid.
The LCD layer is now closer to your eyes (and your fingers), so when you touch the screen it feels as if you are touching your content. And we’ve improved the sensitivity of the screen, so it tracks your finger even more accurately when you make quick gestures. Which means everything you do-playing games, surfing
the web, enjoying photos and videos-becomes more personal, immediate and immersive.
The fast and fluid performance of iPad Mini 2 begins with its A8X chip. With 64-bit desktop-class architecture and an extraordinary 3 billion transistors, the A8X chip delivers speed and graphics that rival many personal computers.
The Home button on iPad Mini 2 is made from a sapphire crystal surrounded by a stainless steel ring. When you touch the button, the steel ring detects your finger and the crystal sends an image of your fingerprint to a sensor. Software then reads the ridges of your print and confirms a match. And it all happens in the blink of an eye.
Behind the precision optics and the new sensor lies the brains of the iSight camera: the powerful image signal processor in the A8X chip. Its improved face-detection technology keeps more-and smaller-faces in focus. And better noise reduction gives you cleaner, sharper images. Wireless connections on iPad Mini 2 are faster than ever. Wi-fi is more than twice as fast as before, with speeds up to 866 Mbps. And Wi-fi + Cellular models are packed with advanced technology, so you can make fast connections, even when you’re on the go.
The things you love to do on iPad are even better when you are connected. And now that connection is even faster. iPad Mini 2 features advanced 802.11ac Wi-fi technology and MIMO support. Which is a geeky way of saying you’re getting some serious wireless capability, with download speeds up to a super-fast 866