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Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi) 1st Generation

Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi) 1st Generation
Brand: Apple
Category: iPad
  • CPU Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9
  • RAM 512 MB
  • Camera 5MP 1080p
  • Storage 16/32/64 GB
  • Display 7.9" 768x1024 pixels
  • OS iOS 6, up to iOS 9.3.5
  • Battery Li-Po 4490 mAh
Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi) 1st Generation
Apple iPad Mini 1st Generation Technical Specifications

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • Compact and portable design with a 7.9-inch display
  • Runs iOS 6, which supports many popular apps and services
  • Decent battery life with up to 10 hours of use
  • Available in multiple storage options (16GB, 32GB, 64GB)
  • Rear-facing 5-megapixel camera and front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera
  • Good performance for everyday tasks with the A5 chip


  • Low-resolution display compared to newer models
  • Heavy compared to more recent iPad Mini models, making it less portable
  • No support for Retina display technology
  • No Touch ID or Face ID for secure authentication
  • No support for the Apple Pencil or Smart Keyboard
  • No water resistance or dust protection rating
  • Limited multitasking capabilities

Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi) 1st Generation Specs and Features

The Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi) 1st Generation was released in 2012 and was a smaller version of the iPad. It featured a 7.9-inch display and was powered by an A5 chip.

Here are some specifications of the iPad Mini (Wi-Fi) 1st Generation:


  • 7.9-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • 768 x 1024 pixels resolution
  • 4:3 aspect ratio
  • Oleophobic coating

Dimensions and Weight:

  • 200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm (7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 in)
  • 308 g (10.86 oz)


  • Apple A5
  • Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9
  • PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU


  • 512 MB RAM
  • 16/32/64 GB internal storage (non-expandable)


  • 5 MP primary camera
  • Autofocus
  • Face detection
  • HDR photo
  • 1080p@30fps video recording
  • 1.2 MP front-facing camera
  • Face detection
  • FaceTime over Wi-Fi


  • Non-removable Li-Po 4490 mAh battery
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge

Other features:

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS (with A-GPS)
  • Accelerometer, gyro, compass sensors
  • Siri
  • Lightning port

The iPad Mini (Wi-Fi) 1st Generation was a popular device due to its compact size and reasonable price. However, with only 512 MB of RAM and an older A5 chip, it may not be suitable for more demanding tasks such as video editing or gaming.

Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi) 1st Generation tablet:

  • Processor/CPU: Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9 Apple A5
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
  • Display/Resolution: 10.9″ 1640×2360 pixels
  • GPU/Graphics: PowerVR SGX543MP2
  • Camera: 5MP 1080p
  • Battery: Li-Po 4490 mAh
  • Colours: Space Gray, Starlight, Pink, Purple, Blue

Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Tablet Computer
Models A1432, iPad2,5
Announced 23 October, 2012
Released 02 November, 2012
Status Discontinued
Successor iPad Mini 2
Generation 1st


Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Width 200 mm (millimeters)
20 cm (centimeters)
0.656 ft (feet)
7.874 in (inches)
Height 134.7 mm (millimeters)
13.47 cm (centimeters)
0.442 ft (feet)
5.303 in (inches)
Thickness 7.2 mm (millimeters)
0.72 cm (centimeters)
0.024 ft (feet)
0.283 in (inches)
Volume 193.97 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
11.78 in³ (cubic inches)
Weight 308 g (grams)
0.68 lbs (pounds)
10.86 oz (ounces)
Colors Space Gray


SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No SIM


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD
Size 7.9 inch
Resolution 768 x 1024 pixels
Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 24 bit, 16777216 colors
Aspect Ratio 4:3 ratio
Display area (~71.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 162 PPI density
Features Capacitive
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating


Audio File Formats AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
M4A (MPEG-4 Audio, .m4a)
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
Video File Formats H.263
QuickTime (.mov, .qt)
FM Radio No
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Audio jack Yes
Audio Features Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers

Rear/Main Camera

Number of cameras 1
Main cameras 5 MP, AF
Image Resolution 2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)
Other features Geotagging
Touch focus
Face detection

Front/Selfie Camera

Number of cameras 1
Main cameras 1.2 MP
Video Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iPadOS 15.4, up to iPadOS 15.5, planned upgrade to iPadOS 16
User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. Apple iOS


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Apple A5 APL2498
SoC Process Technology 32 nm (nanometers)
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9
CPU bits 32 bit
CPU cores 2
CPU frequency 1000 MHz (megahertz)
Level 1 cache memory (L1) 32 KB + 32 KB (kilobytes)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR SGX543MP2
RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 512 MB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 16/32/64 GB
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No


Bluetooth Version 4.0
Bluetooth Features Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range. No
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
802.11n 5GHz
Dual band
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. No
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inch.
HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. No

Battery or Power

Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 4490 mAh, (16.7 Wh)
Placement Non-removable

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