Don’t let its size fool you. Apple's iPad mini 2 with Retina display is powered by the new A7 chip with 64-bit architecture. A7 delivers killer performance — up to four times faster CPU and up to eight times faster graphics performance than the previous generation — without sacrificing that 10-hour battery life. So you get incredible power in a device you can take with you wherever you go. It’s just 0.29 inch thin and weighs less than three-quarters of a pound. So while you can do even more, you won’t feel like you’re holding any more.
Feature for feature, it’s identical to the iPad Air in every way. Except for its super-portable, hold-it-in-one-hand, still-just-right mini size. With a 7.9-inch Retina display, every photo is incredibly detailed and vibrant, and every line of text is remarkably crisp and clear. With higher resolution than an HDTV, it’s stunning — on a whole new scale.
The iPad mini 2 gives you up to twice the Wi-Fi performance thanks to two antennas and MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) technology. With dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11n Wi-Fi and MIMO, download speeds can reach up to 300 Mbps — double the data rate of the previous-generation iPad mini. Like the iPad Air, the iPad mini 2 runs Apple's iOS 7 mobile operating system which was designed to take advantage of 64-bit processor architecture. And with new features like smarter multitasking, Control Center, and AirDrop, iOS 7 makes the experience of using iPad mini even more beautiful and simple.
The iPad mini 2 comes with great built-in apps for the everyday things you do, like checking email and surfing the web. To help you be even more creative and productive, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are now available for free. And over 475,000 other incredible iPad apps are just a tap away in the App Store.