iPad Mini – Available 2nd November in Ireland

The iPad mini is here. Finally. The mini has been rumoured since 2010 and was always something Apple was going to do. It is priced starting at €339 to €669 for the top end model. So what does it look like? Well as you would expect very similar to its big brother. The screen size is 7.9 inches while the full iPad is 9.7 inches.  Pre-order in Ireland  starts on the 26 October. With shipping of the WiFi version on the 2nd of November for Ireland.  The 3g version will ship 2 weeks after this. See below for full specs and price comparison’s.



The Specs (iPad Mini Wifi Model)

Size & Weight

  • Height:200 mm (7.87 inches)
  • Width:134.7 mm (5.3 inches)
  • Depth:7.2 mm (0.28 inches)
  • Weight:308 g (0.68 pounds)


  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB


  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology


  • 7.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1024×768 resolution at 163 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating


  • Dual-core A5



Cameras, Photos and Video recording

FaceTime HD Camera
  • 1.2MP photos
  • 720p HD video
  • FaceTime video calling over Wi-Fi or a mobile network4
  • Face detection
  • Backside illumination
  • Tap to control exposure for video or still images
  • Photo and video geotagging
iSight Camera
  • 5MP photos
  • Autofocus
  • Face detection
  • Backside illumination
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Tap to focus video or still images
  • Tap to control exposure for video or still images
  • Photo and video geotagging
Video Recording
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Video stabilisation
  • Face detection
  • Tap to focus while recording
  • Backside illumination

Power & Battery

  • Built-in 16.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web onWi-Fi, watching video or listening to music
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system


  • Lightning connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone mini-jack
  • Built-in speaker
  • Microphone


  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor


  • Wi-Fi
  • Digital compass