four iPad mini retina display

Apple quickly unveiled the new iPad mini with Retina display today. The event felt like a non event as the company didn’t spend much time talking about the new device.

Prior to the announcement, I was worried that the mini, my iPad of choice, was going to get a weight and size increase, just like the iPad 3 got when it was updated with a Retina display. Turns out that my concern got confirmed as the Retina mini is indeed a tad bit bigger than its predecessor. Nothing dramatic, as you can see in the iPad mini with Retina display tech specs compared to the original iPad mini…

iPad mini with Retina display vs iPad mini: the tech specs

iPad mini vs ipad mini retina display

Capacity and Price

iPad mini with Retina display capacity and price

Dimensions and Weight

ipad mini retina display dimensions and weight

Display

ipad mini retina display display

Chip

ipad mini retina display chip

Cameras

ipad mini retina display cameras

Video Recording

ipad mini retina display VIDEO RECORDING

Carriers

ipad mini retina display CARRIERS

Cellular and Wireless

ipad mini retina display cellular wireless

SIM Card

ipad mini retina display sim card

Connector

ipad mini retina display connector

Battery Life

ipad mini retina display battery life

As you can see, aside from the Retina display and the A7, nothing really sets this iPad mini apart from the previous version. To be frank though, I didn’t expect much. To me, the Retina display is all I really need.

As a comparison, you can check out iPad Air vs iPad mini with Retina display tech specs.

What do you think?