John Poole of Primate Labs reports that the Geekbench 3 benchmarks suggest that the Retina iPad mini is powered by a 1.3GHz A7 chip like the iPhone 5s, which is 100Mhz slower than iPad Air’s 1.4GHz A7 chip, just as we had reported yesterday.
Now that Apple has unexpectedly launched the Retina iPad mini, we’ve finally got a chance to compare the two iPads.
The most interesting thing about the new iPads this year, is that in terms of specifications they’re exactly the same, expect for the screen size of course and slower clock speed of Retina iPad mini’s A7 chip.
Even though the iPad Air is 20% thinner and has 24% less volume, and comes with a much smaller battery (32.4 watt-hour) compared to the iPad 4 (42.5 watt-hour), it offers the same battery life as its predecessor.
Teardown experts at iFixit have managed to get their hands on the new iPad Air, which went on sale earlier today in several countries, and have done what every geek would love to do i.e. to crack open Apple’s new iPad to see what’s inside.
Apple unveiled its hotly anticipated next generation iPad mini at its media event on Tuesday, October 22nd. Apple is calling it the iPad mini with Retina Display.
We briefly told you about the features of Retina iPad mini on the day of the event, but the devil is in the details, so we take an in-depth look at iPad mini’s design, specifications and features.
iPad Air is powered by the A7 chip, the same chip that powers iPhone 5s, so I wasn’t expecting too many surprises.
However, John Poole of Primate Labs reports that the Geekbench 3 benchmarks suggest that Apple has tweaked the A7 chip used in the iPad Air.
With just over two days to go for the iPad Air launch, it looks like Apple has lifted the embargo on reviews for its 5th generation iPad as we’ve started seeing some of the well known tech writers and critics publishing reviews of the new iPad.