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Apple iPad Mini 2nd Generation Wifi | Cellular | Retina Specs

iPad mini - MF066LL/A - A1490 - 2696

About This iPad

The iPad Mini 2 was very identical to the iPad Mini 1 but came with an improved display and was also available in a 128 GB flash storage format. The processor had also been improved to a 1.3 GHz dual core Apple A7 processor. It was also available in white, silver, black and space-grey colored casings.

Storage & Memory

The iPad Mini 2 came with a 1 GB RAM and had options that came with 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB of storage.

    Screen Size and Resolution

    The iPad Mini 2 had a 7.9 inch IPS LED-backlit touch-sensitive display that supported a native resolution of 2048×1536 (326 ppi). It featured both a front 1.2 megapixel “FaceTime HD” camera of and a rear 5-megapixel “iSight” camera.

      OS & Processor

      The iPad Mini 2 came with iOS 7.0.3 for its operating system. It was powered by a custom designed 1.3 GHz dual-core Apple A7 processor.



      The iPad Mini 2 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 network. There was no official report on the amount of standby time that the battery could support.


      1.3 GHz Apple A7

      1 GB

      16 – 128 GB

      9-10 Hours


      The Operating System installed on the iPad Mini 2 could be upgraded from iOS 7.0.3 to current iOS. However, no physical upgradability was present in the device due to the complex nature of fitting all components into such a compact form.

      Introduction Date: October 22, 2013

      Discontinued Date: March 21, 2017




      1 (2 Cores)

      Onboard RAM

      1 GB

      Processor Speed

      1.3 GHz


      Processor Type

      Apple A7


      16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB

      Connectivity Details

      Song Capacity


      USB Support

      Sync & Charge

      Photo Capacity


      FireWire Support



      Standard Wireless

      802.11a/b/g/n (MIMO)

      Case Type


      Standard Bluetooth


      Form Factor

      iPad mini (2nd Gen)

      Cell Network


      Housing Color

      Black or White

      Battery Details



      Battery Type

      Lithium Polymer 23.8-watt-hour

      Apple Order Number


      Battery Life

      9-10 hours

      Apple Subfamily

      iPad mini Retina (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

      Stand by Time


      Apple Model Number

      A1490 (EMC 2696)

      Operating System and Display

      Model ID

      iPad 4.5

      Pre-installed OS

      iOS 7.0.3


      5 megapixels

      Maximum OS

      Current iOS



      Built-in Display

      7.9 inches

      Average Weight

      0.75 lbs. (341 g)

      Display Resolution

      2048×1536 (326 ppi)

      Mac Support

      Mac OS X 10.6.8

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