Today on October 23rd the iPad Mini was officially announced. It will be released on November 3rd. The iPad Mini is 7.9” and will fit in a lab coat pocket! And the big question is will it be able to run our iPad EHR and our patient check in iPad app onpatient. The answer is … yes!
The iPad Mini has Ultrafast Wifi, 10 hours of battery life, Facetime HD, its 23% thinner then the iPad, and 53% lighter then the iPad.
This is the perfect companion for doing rounds in a lab coat.
You can get your iPad Mini November 2rd, pre-orders begin this Friday, October 26.
A 16GB version will cost you $329. A 32GB model will set you back $429. The 64GB model is $529. The devices will be sold through the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
The iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular models will start shipping a couple weeks later, beginning in the U.S. on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. Pricing for these models are as follows: $459 for the 16GB model, $559 for the 32GB model and $659 (US) for the 64GB model.
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing mentioned –
“iPad mini is every inch an iPad. With its gorgeous 7.9-inch display, iPad mini features the same number of pixels as the original iPad and iPad 2, so you can run more than 275,000 apps designed specifically for iPad, iPad mini is as thin as a pencil and as light as a pad of paper, yet packs a fast A5 chip, FaceTime HD and 5 megapixel iSight cameras and ultrafast wireless―all while delivering up to 10 hours of battery life.”
One thing to note is that it uses the new Lighting connection, the same one that the iPhone 5 uses.
So if you really want to dive into the specs, here you go –
|iPad Mini||iPad (Early 2012)||iPad (late 2012)|
|Display||7.9-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD||9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD||9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD|
|Resolution||1,024 x 768||2048 x 1536||2,048 x 1,536|
|Pixel Density||163 ppi||264 ppi||264 ppi|
|CPU||1 GHz dual-core Apple A5||1GHz dual-core Apple A5X||1GHz dual-core Apple A6X|
|Graphics||PowerVR SGX MP4+ (tbc)||PowerVR SGX MP4+||PowerVR SGX MP4+|
|Storage||16GB / 32GB / 64GB||16GB / 32GB / 64GB||16GB / 32GB / 64GB|
|Front Camera||1.2-megapixel||VGA (640 x 480)||1.2-megapixel|
|Rear Camera||5-megapixel f/2.4 AF||5-Megapixel AF||5-Megapixel f/2.4 AF|
|Cellular||GSM or CDMA, HSPA+ / LTE||3G, HSPA+, DC-HPA, 4G LTE (AT&T, Verizon)||GSM or CDMA, HSPA+ / LTE|
|WiFi||Dual-Band 802.11 a/b/g/n||802.11 a/b/g/n||Dual-Band 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Dimensions (WiFi)||200 x 134.7 x 7.2mm||241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm||241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm|
|Dimensions (Cellular)||200 x 134.7 x 7.2mm||241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm||241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm|
|Weight (WiFi)||308 grams (0.68 pounds)||652 grams (1.44 pounds)||652 grams (1.44 pounds)|
|Weight (Cellular)||312 grams (0.69 pounds)||662 grams (1.46 pounds)||662 grams (1.46 pounds)|
|Battery||16.3-watt-hour lithium polymer||42.5-watt-hour lithium polymer||42.5-watt-hour lithium polymer|
|Ports||Lightning, 3.5mm headphone||30-pin, 3.5mm headphone||Lightning, 3.5mm headphone|
|Location (WiFi)||WiFi, Digital Compass||WiFi, Digital Compass||WiFi, Digital Compass|
|Location (3G / LTE)||aGPS, GLONASS, Cellular, WiFi||aGPS, 3G, 4G, Digital Compass, WiFi||aGPS, GLONASS, Cellular, WiFi|
|Minimum Price||$329 WiFi-only, $459 Cellular||$499 WiFi-only, $629 Cellular||$499 WiFi-only, $629 Cellular|