The iPad Mini was unveiled yesterday by Apple, and we learned a lot about the new smaller iPad during the course of their special event. For starters, we learned that while it’s substantially smaller than the standard iPad it’s also quite a bit bigger than some of the currently popular small tablets on the market. It offers a nearly 8 inch display (7.9 inches) as opposed to the 7 inch screens of the Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7 devices, and Apple says that gives it a 35% larger total screen size when totaling up square inches.
We also learned that the iPad Mini will have a non-retina 1024X768 display, and it has an overall set of specs that matches and in several places beats those of the iPad 2, it has expanded LTE coverage for its WiFi + cellular models, the same great iPad battery life as its bigger siblings, and Apple’s new Lightning cable, among other notable features.
It also boast two other significant features that have been much less talked about so far – one that is already established and very effective and one brand new one which will hopefully be as good as Apple says it is.