many are asking if the new ipad mini retina is worth buying than the old ipad mini one. as a user of first mini, i would say the improvements of the hardware is the best apple have given to their followers and enthusiats. the 512 ram and lack of hardware capacity of the old mini gives means not worth buying esp for those who plays super HD games like Dungeon hunter, asphalt etc. ipad mini retina has same specs of iphone 5s as they say, so it means lag simply doesnt exist. iphone 5 itself caters HD games perfectly, so the ipad mini retina too. i am even planning to dispose my ipad mini 1 for this ipad mini 2. only one keeping me from doing is, how it might cost. ;).
You can see behind the box.. It is written ipad mini with retina display, while the first ipad mini is just written as ipad mini..
Anonymous, 29 Nov 2013Difference in CPU and GPU Jim, or simply look at the processor And how am I suppose to check the CPU and GPU? Is it included in the box? manual? or through the settings?
Anonymous, 29 Nov 2013all i can think of is go and tell them you need to see both the last gen mini and the new mini... moreThat was my first idea. To check the OS version but, did apple already updated the OS for the new stocks of 1st gen ipad mini...? Or am I wrong on that?
Jim, 28 Nov 2013This tablet is not yet officially available in our country and yet, a lot of reputable online ... moreall i can think of is go and tell them you need to see both the last gen mini and the new mini and see if what do you decide to buy. Out of the box the new mini has ios 7 but the old mini has ios 6. He might do some trickery and install the new ios 7 on the old mini but you usually can see that from the performance is much faster. Go there and ask him you need to try them both before you decide what to get.
Just to add on my question on how to tell the difference between the 1st gen and 2nd gen ipad mini, I don't have the 1st gen ipad so, comparing the two together and side by side might be out of the question.
This tablet is not yet officially available in our country and yet, a lot of reputable online sellers here are claiming that they already have this and the prices are quite tempting. My question now is how do I know if the tablet is really the ipad mini with retina and not the first gen ipad mini? As I've checked, their boxes are almost identical and their bodies are like 99% identical too. Is there an effective way to test to tell which is which?
Is it ok to play a game while your tab is on charging mode? what would be the effect if i do that?
thanks in advance guys.
AirForce, 27 Nov 2013does it make phone calls?5mp camera too bad. It should have been 8mp camera.
SCUIori, 26 Nov 2013I would like to ask if it is possible to use the IPad Mini 2 as a cellphone? I can call anyone... moreOnly thru any VoIP calling app, which requires data, yes. (Ex. Skype, Facetime audio, Vyber, etc)
AirForce, 26 Nov 2013does it make phone calls?Thru any VoIP App, yes. (Ex. Skype, Facetime Audio, Etc)
Darren060, 26 Nov 2013Awesome tablet!! Way better than Samsung galaxy note 10.1does it make phone calls?
ankitanvi, 26 Nov 2013IMO, it will have great battery life as 23.8watt = 6400+ mah..!! Which way larger than the nex... moreYeah, I agreed with you. the battery of nexus 7 2013 is kinda bad. but the specs of nexus 7 is better than ipad mini 2. aswell as it price. ^__^ its better to buy portable charger than to spend lot of money for this ipad mini 2.