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Wi-Fi + Cellular Carrier logos

Connects to the Internet over Wi-Fi and mobile networks.1 About data plans

iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular can roam worldwide on fast mobile data networks, including HSPA, HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA. When you travel internationally, you can use a nano-SIM card from a local carrier.

iPad mini at a glance.

7.9-inch display

iPad mini is perfectly sized for everything you love to do. And web pages, photos and videos look crisp and sharp on the brilliant display with 1024x768 resolution.

A5 chip

Powerful processing and fast graphics make everything quick, from launching apps to browsing the web. And its power-efficient design delivers up to 10 hours of battery life.2

iSight and FaceTime HD cameras

Shoot beautiful photos and stunning 1080p HD video with the iSight camera. Or make video calls with the FaceTime HD camera.3

Powerful apps included

iPad comes with great apps for sending email, browsing the web and making video calls. It also includes apps that let you do amazing things with your photos, movies, music, documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

Over 500,000 apps on the
App Store

No matter what you love to do, there’s probably an app for that. And because these apps are made specifically for iPad, they take full advantage of its advanced technologies.4

What’s in the box

  • iPad mini
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • 5W USB Power Adapter

iOS 7

iOS is even easier to use with features like Control Centre, AirDrop and smarter multitasking. And because it’s designed for iPad, everything not only looks beautiful, it runs beautifully.

Limited warranty

iPad mini also comes with 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support and a one-year limited warranty from Apple. To learn more about how Apple will service your iPad mini, click here.

Choose the iPad mini that’s right for you.

Wi–Fi or Wi–Fi + Cellular?

Wi-Fi model: Uses high-speed Wi-Fi networking to connect to the Internet. It’s ideal if you have a wireless Internet router in your home or if you’ll be using your iPad mini near a wireless hotspot in a coffee shop or school library, for example. There are Wi-Fi hotspots nearly everywhere around the world — iPad mini with Wi-Fi finds them automatically.

Wi-Fi + Cellular model: Keeps you connected to the Internet using a fast mobile data connection when Wi-Fi isn’t available. So you can stay connected when you’re commuting on the train, hanging out at the park or looking for directions on the road. It’s available without a contract, and service is sold separately. See your carrier for tariff information.

About data plans for iPad mini

To start mobile data service, you will need a nano-SIM card and a data plan. A number of no-commitment data plans are available that don’t require a long-term contract. You can start data service anytime after installing the nano-SIM card. Some plans can even be started from your iPad mini.

Warranty & Service

In Ireland, consumers are entitled to a free of charge repair or replacement, by the seller, of goods which do not conform with the contract of sale. Under Irish law, consumers have up to six years from the date of delivery to exercise their rights however, various factors may impact your eligibility to receive these remedies. For details, please see the Apple Products and EU-wide Consumer Laws.


iPad also comes with 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support and a one-year limited warranty from Apple. To learn more about how Apple will service your iPad, please see the Service Answer Center - iPad.


Purchase AppleCare+ to get expert telephone technical support and up to two years of additional hardware coverage, including up to two incidents of accidental damage, each subject to an excess fee. For more information, please see the AppleCare+ for iPad.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do all iPad models use the same type of SIM card?

    No. iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display and iPad mini all use a nano-SIM card. All other iPad models use a micro-SIM card. Micro-SIM cards cannot be used in devices that use nano-SIM cards.

    Click here for information on iPad support for LTE networks by carrier and country

  • Do accessories for iPad 2 and iPad (3rd generation) work with iPad Air, iPad with Retina display (4th generation), iPad mini with Retina display, and
    iPad mini?

    iPad Air, iPad with Retina display (4th generation), iPad mini with Retina display and iPad mini use the Lightning connector, which is different from the 30-pin connector on iPad 2 and iPad (3rd generation). However, you can purchase a Lightning to 30-pin Adapter to use with existing 30-pin accessories (except those that require video output). For more information about compatibility, visit the iPad accessory pages on the Apple Online Store.

  • Which adapter should I use to charge my iPad?

    iPad Air and iPad with Retina display come with a 12W USB Power Adapter. iPad mini with Retina display comes with a 10W USB Power Adapter. And iPad mini comes with a 5W USB Power Adapter. If you need to purchase an additional adapter, choose the 12W adapter because it can charge all iPad models.

  • Which Smart Cover or Smart Case should I use
    with my iPad?

    The iPad Air Smart Cover and the iPad Air Smart Case are compatible only with iPad Air. The iPad mini Smart Cover and the iPad mini Smart Case will work with both iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display. The iPad Smart Cover and the iPad Smart Case will work for the iPad with Retina display.

Technical Specifications

Models iPad mini Wi-Fi iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular
Size and Weight5
  • 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)
  • Height: 200 mm (7.87 inches)
  • Width: 134.7 mm (5.3 inches)
  • Depth: 7.2 mm (0.28 inches)
  • Weight: 312 g (0.69 pounds)
Storage6
16GB
16GB
In the Box
  • iPad mini
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • 5W USB Power Adapter
Display
  • 7.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1024x768 resolution at 163 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Chip

Dual core A5

Wireless and Mobile Data
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • Model A1454*
    • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • LTE (Bands 2, 4, 5, 17)1
  • Model A1455*
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)1
    • Data only7
Cameras, Photos and Video Recording
FaceTime HD Camera
  • 1.2MP photos
  • 720p HD video
  • FaceTime video calling over Wi-Fi or a mobile network3
  • 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
Battery and Power2
  • Built-in 16.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music
  • Charging via 5W power adapter or USB to computer system
  • Built-in 16.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using a mobile data network
  • Charging via 5W power adapter or USB to computer system
Input/Output
  • Lightning connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone mini-jack
  • Built-in speakers
  • Microphone
  • Lightning connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone mini-jack
  • Built-in speakers
  • Microphone
  • Nano-SIM card tray
Sensors
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
Operating System

iOS 7

With an all-new design and all-new features, iOS 7 is the mobile operating system from a whole new perspective
Learn more about iOS 7

iOS 7 includes

  • AirDrop
  • AirPlay
  • AirPrint
  • Control Centre
  • Notification Centre
  • Siri
  • Spotlight Search
  • Facebook Integration
  • Twitter Integration
  • iCloud
  • iCloud Keychain
  • Multitasking
  • Passbook
Built-in Apps

Safari

Mail

iBooks

Photos

Maps

FaceTime

Newsstand

Messages

iTunes Store

App Store

Calendar

Music

Videos

Reminders

Contacts

Camera

Notes

Photo Booth

Clock

Game Center

Free Apps from Apple8

iPhoto

iMovie

GarageBand

Pages

Numbers

Keynote

iTunes U

Podcasts

Find My iPhone

Find My Friends

Remote

Location
  • Wi-Fi
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS
  • Mobile data
Audio Playback
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
Mail Attachment Support

Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)

Languages View complete language support
Accessibility
  • VoiceOver screen reader
  • Guided Access
  • Switch Control
  • Support for playback of closed-captioned content
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Full-screen zoom magnification
  • Larger type
  • Bold type
  • Increase contrast
  • Reduce motion
  • On/Off labels
  • Invert colours
  • Left/right volume adjustment
Environmental Requirements
  • Operating ambient temperature: 0° to 35° C (32° to 95° F)
  • Non-operating temperature: –20° to 45° C (–4° to 113° F)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 3,000 metres (10,000 feet)
System Requirements
  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access9
  • Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
    • Mac: OS X v10.6.8 or later
    • PC: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
    • iTunes (free download from www.apple.com/ie/itunes/download/)
  • * AppleCare Protection Plan benefits are in addition to a consumer’s right to a free of charge repair or replacement, by the seller, of goods which do not conform with the contract of sale. Under Irish law, consumers have up to six years from the date of delivery to exercise their rights however, various factors may impact your eligibility to receive these remedies. For more details, click here.
  1. Data plan is required. Check with your carrier for details. Speeds will vary based on site conditions.
  2. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2012 using pre-production iPad mini units and software. Testing consisted of full battery discharge while performing each of the following tasks: video playback, audio playback and Internet browsing using Wi-Fi or mobile data network. Video content was a repeated 2-hour 23-minute film purchased from the iTunes Store. Audio content was a playlist of 358 unique songs, consisting of a combination of songs imported from CDs using iTunes (128-Kbps AAC encoding) and songs purchased from the iTunes Store (256-Kbps AAC encoding). Internet over Wi-Fi and mobile data network tests were conducted using dedicated web and mail servers, browsing snapshot versions of 20 popular web pages and receiving mail once an hour. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network (except for Internet browsing over mobile data network); the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks and Auto-Brightness were turned off. Battery life depends on device settings, usage and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPad units; actual results may vary.
  3. FaceTime calling requires a FaceTime-enabled device for the caller and recipient and a Wi-Fi connection. Availability over a mobile network depends on carrier policies; data charges may apply.
  4. Refers to the total number worldwide. Not all content is available in all countries.
  5. Size and weight vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
  6. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  7. Cellular data plan is sold separately. The model you purchase is configured to work with a particular cellular network technology. Check with your carrier for compatibility and cellular data plan availability.
  8. GarageBand is free on the App Store for all iOS 7–compatible devices; additional GarageBand instruments and sounds are available with an in-app purchase. iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers and Keynote are free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 7–compatible devices activated on or after 1 September 2013. See www.apple.com/ie/ios/whats-new for iOS 7–compatible devices. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID.
  9. Wireless broadband recommended; fees may apply.
  10. AppleCare Protection Plan benefits are in addition to any legal rights provided by consumer protection laws in your jurisdiction. Purchase of the plan is not required to purchase the covered equipment. For complete details, see terms.

*Buy a qualifying Mac and receive a € 70 Apple Store Gift Card, or buy a qualifying iPad or iPhone and receive a € 35 Apple Store Gift Card. The Mac, iPad or iPhone must be purchased from Apple directly, either at the Irish Apple Online Store for Education Individuals, or by calling 1800 92 38 98 between 1 July 2014 and 9 September 2014. Purchaser must be eligible for Apple Education Individual Pricing; education pricing is not available for iPhone. Quantity limits may apply. The Apple Store Gift Card may be used at the Irish Apple Online Store or over the phone by calling 1800 92 38 98. If the Mac, iPhone, or iPad is returned, your refund may be reduced by the full amount of the Apple Store Gift Card. Terms and conditions apply.

Mention of third-party products is for informational purposes only and represents neither an endorsement nor a warranty. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance, or use of these vendors or products. Prices are as of 1 July 2014 and are subject to change. Product specifications are subject to change.

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