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Apple iPad Mini 1st Generation Wifi | Cellular (Verizon/Sprint) | GPS Specs

iPad mini - MD540LL/A - A1455 - 2609

About This iPad

The iPad Mini was a smaller device in terms of physical size but a collection of powerful features from the early iPad original models. It was equipped with 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity with rear and front mounted cameras of 5 megapixels and 1.2 megapixels respectively. It was powered by a dual core 1.0 GHz Apple A5 processor and 512 MB of RAM and had 16, 32 or 64 GB storage options available. It’s main attraction was its portability bundled with ability to help drive work. Many felt the original iPad was too large and looked for a device to fill the gap between iPhone and iPad.

Storage & Memory

The iPad Mini came with a 1 GB RAM and had options that came with 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB of storage.

    Screen Size and Resolution

    The iPad Mini 1 had a 7.9 inch IPS LED-backlit touch-sensitive display that supported a native resolution of 1024×768 (163 ppi). Both front 1.2 megapixels “FaceTime HD” camera of and rear 5 megapixel “iSight” camera were present on this iPad.

      OS & Processor

      The iPad Mini 1 came with iOS 6 for its operating system. It was powered by a custom 1.0 GHz dual-core Apple A5 processor.


      The iPad Mini was equipped with a Lithium Polymer battery that supported up to 10 hours of surfing of the web on Wi-Fi, watching a video, or listening to music and 9 hours surfing the web using cellular data. There was no official report on the amount of standby time that the battery could support.

      1.0 GHz Apple A5

      1 GB

      16 – 64 GB

      10 Hours


      The Operating System installed on the iPad Mini could be upgraded from iOS 6 to iOS 9.

      Introduction Date: October 23, 2012

      Discontinued Date: June 19, 2015




      1 (2 Cores)

      Onboard RAM

      512 MB

      Processor Speed

      1.0 GHz


      Processor Type

      Apple A5


      16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB

      Connectivity Details

      Song Capacity


      USB Support

      Sync & Charge

      Photo Capacity


      FireWire Support



      Standard Wireless


      Case Type


      Standard Bluetooth


      Form Factor

      iPad mini

      Cell Network


      Housing Color

      Black or White

      Battery Details



      Battery Type

      Lithium Polymer 16.3-watt-hour

      Apple Order Number


      Battery Life

      9-10 hours

      Apple Subfamily

      iPad mini (Wi-Fi + Cellular MM)

      Stand by Time


      Apple Model Number

      A1455 (EMC 2609)

      Operating System and Display

      Model ID

      iPad 2.7

      Pre-installed OS

      iOS 6


      5 megapixels

      Maximum OS

      iOS 9



      Built-in Display

      7.9 inches

      Average Weight

      0.69 lbs. (312 g)

      Display Resolution

      1024×768 (163 ppi)

      Mac Support

      Mac OS X 10.6.8

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