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Apple iPad mini Remove phone

Posted: 23 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - U.S. Cellular
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Apple iPad 3 Remove phone

Posted: 07 Mar 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSiOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6)iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1) 
Dimensions7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm)9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm) 
Weight11.01 oz (312 g)
the average is 20 oz (572 g)
23.00 oz (652 g)
the average is 20 oz (572 g)
 
MaterialsMain body: aluminum  
ColorsBlack, WhiteBlack, White 
Display
Physical size7.9 inches9.7 inches 
Resolution1024 x 768 pixels2048 x 1536 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

162 ppi264 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDIPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio71.82 %65.03 % 
FeaturesLight sensor, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Oleophobic coating 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.4F2.4 
Focal length (35mm equivalent)33 mm35.00 mm 
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) 
Software FeaturesFace detection, Digital zoom, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Geo taggingFace detection, Touch to focus, Geo tagging 
SettingsExposure compensation  
Shooting ModesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesTime-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video callingDigital image stabilization 
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Apple A5Apple A5X 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX543MP2Quad core PowerVR SGX543MP4 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

0.5 GB RAM1 GB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB64 GB 
Battery
Capacity4440 mAh11560 mAh 
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Multimedia
MirroringTV-outTV-out 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital 
SpeakersStereo speakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz  
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz  
DataLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS  
Nano SIMYes  
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent modeSilent mode, Speakerphone 
Other featuresVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBYesYes 
ConnectorProprietaryProprietary 
FeaturesUSB charging  
HDMI Yes 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, Wi-Fi positioning 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationYes 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDropComputer sync, OTA sync 
Availability
Officially announced23 Oct 201207 Mar 2012 
Shopping information
AccessoriesLightning to USB Cable, USB Power AdapterDock Connector to USB Cable, 10W USB Power Adapter, Documentation 
MSRP price$ 659  
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

23 Oct 2012  
FCC ID value: BCGA1454 link  
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

   
Body1.19 W/kg  
Simultaneous Transmission1.55 W/kg  

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