iPad mini

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iPad mini

Yes! A phoenix — I. Yes, ardent bird.
Also that the destiny would not promise to me,
I know, again will revive
From ashes the burned soul.

And not to break me both to storms, and a hardship.
I only become more feasible, having passed
Treachery, scandals, squabbles, disputes.
I will transfer everything, hoping and loving.

– Julius Klyuyev My refused 7-inch iPad not therefore that we do not wish to occupy this price sector. The reason is covered in the small size of the screen which is not capable to show software how was conceived. The Apple is the program focused company and at first reflects on program strategy.

– Steve Jobs

In 1998 Steve Jobs personally gave up as a bad job the Newton project. Under this brand PDA of Apple at the price of $1000 which the world did not think were issued: the product was very innovative at that time. In 2010 Steve Jobs at the D8 conference on public opposed planshetnik with a screen diagonal less than 9 inches. A certain internal complex tormented from within Jobs (I think, the whole matter is in John Scully, but it is a subject for separate article).

But in the discussion by Apple nevertheless walked. Most for release "mladshenky" радел the senior vice-president for Internet development and services of Apple of Eddie Kyyu, having familiarized with history of the 1st blogger which Galaxy Tab 7 Samsung refused own 9-inch iPad in favor of more small-sized.

iPad mini was born only after Jobs’s death. Perhaps, that Tim Cook listened to Eddie Kyyu’s reasons. And, thank God, it was made just right.

About emotions

Never try to associate iPad mini with the 9-inch brother, as before us two absolutely various products. It how to try to make a difficult choice between car purchase with folding top or a jeep – everyone is quite good for own needs. Everything is much simpler.

The main problem of iPad mini consists in a pleasure dostavleniye to own owner during those moments when the hand got tired from iPad 3. Cтарик Newton too was able the such.

iPad mini is the phoenix, revived ponovy 14 years later.

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In 1977 the business angel and the 1st big investor of Apple Mike Markkula had long conversation with Steve Jobs who has acquired and smelling as everything and everybody. Mike said the subsequent:

It is possible to make the best product, the high property, the most useful aaplet etc.; but if to present it not carefully, the relation to it will be respective. If we present own product creatively and masterfully, we will inspire the relation necessary for us.

Steve Jobs remembered a lesson and later quite often took out brains to designers, demanding from their creation of faultless packing which would give tactile feelings, beauty and set the fashion in perception of a product.

When to me iPad mini box got, I was struck with its perfection. Even to open such things not hunting. Perhaps, it is the best box which made Apple in own life. Believe, to me is with what to associate.

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From the first and third model I use boxes as storage of any nonsense. They do not cause in me any emotions and trust.

From iPad mini I will put something in a box precious to myself – for example, iPhone 2G.

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I think that if when developing Newton the company would give more attention to packing, the PDA would find a response in the hearts of clients. At present, looking on last and true, on soul it becomes warm. The particle of this heat is granted to me by the Phoenix.

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We remove a film and we open a cover to feel a deja vu: we contemplated the same in iPhone, only earphones are not present: a charging, the meter lightning, two stickers and a little polygraphies with the main councils the newcomer.

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At inclusion the server of Apple determines your situation by IP to the network address Wi-fi, and iPad mini to a descent offers the Russian menu with the switched-on Cyrillic keyboard. The accumulator is charged for 96 %! If at home there is Wi-Fi, activation of a device will take at most minute after that to a look the standard desktop will appear.

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Certainly I to a descent got iPad 3 and started to associate the sizes, thickness, quality of the monitor. Left so:

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And even so:

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But during a certain moment it was possible to me тормознуть and to ask for itself the most important question the next three days: what horse-radish I do? iPad mini will lose in advance in iPad 3 "iron" as TT Audi will lose in passableness of Land Rover Discovery. Problems at iPad mini others.

After that big iPad was cleaned aside, and its place was occupied by a device which I do not leave never – Amazon Kindle. Here it already more real rival as it also comfortably to hold in one hand. It small-sized also is calculated by that only on content consumption.

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Article in Time magazine is remembered the first айпэде, infuriated Steve Jobs. In it it was told «that, being the remarkable adaptation for the content use, it to [iPad] not in particular promotes its creation». Let’s remember Lev Grossman’s quite good word which wrote such important idea a line above. The head of Apple longed to create iPad in hands of those who changes this world, instead of herds, chewing and lowing under way. Production of Apple assisted in its philosophy to creation of the beautiful. Gadsky Time the publications pulled down all mosaic.

Steve Jobs let’s the order be engaged immediately in iLife package Makovsky’s portirovaniye on iOS. As a result we at present use mobile versions of GarageBand and iMovie, also many other appendices of postoroniy developers in what it is possible to create!

On 9-inches of the huge screen truly it is possible to create music and house films. On 7 inches too it is possible, but it is not so comfortable. But iPad mini can be taken with itself in any trip.

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We argue, you will not get …

I quite often remember picnics when it was obliged to be released from iPad 3 because of its size: the planshetnik did not get into the hammered sports bag. From that iPad mini will not be, after all it simply is located even in jacket pockets.

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Before the New Year’s fairy tale of Apple of the ponovy invented not substitution satellite. In the subway from the malekhanky screen comfortably to read the book in horizontal situation. At weak artificial illumination of iPad mini gives odds of Kindle.

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But at the natural – as annoyingly it would not sound, «electronic paper» while is invincible. At it contrast is better and there are no patches of light.

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The new planshetnik perfectly is suitable for the printing of the text 2 hands on weight! With iPad 3 that focus led only to damnations and fear to drop a device. Wished the screen of Ruthin? Then here to you the battery of the overestimated capacity and weight on 350 гр is more.

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Loudness of external iPad mini loudspeakers actually same, as at the senior model. But "three" at the expense of vibration of own huge case transfers basses better.

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Why I did not say a word about a stereo? As it is absurdity full. In – 1-x what stereo, when between loudspeakers only 2 centimeters can be. In – 2-x, in App Store there is not so a lot of software which let’s to you feel iPad mini binaural sound. The unique explanation to existence of 2 loudspeakers consists that now Apple released you from need to twist a planshetnik in hands not to close a palm a sound during arcades, a gonyalok and a strelyalok. You like to consume a content and to spend the time for games? – please, we add to your actual paradigm of 20 more horsepowers. Be played, on health, in any situation. Even in a bathroom, after all the planshetnik is so easy.

It is sure that many games will find the 2nd breath on iPad mini. Mini very quickly works at own 2 graphic kernels.

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Its chamber allows to remove applicable pictures. Naturally, not iPhone 5, but too is worthy.

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Clickable. Compare to a photo, made on iPhone 5.

And to do video. In a short roller shooting near and far by plans, shooting of the person and subjects below is reflected.

To make the decision in favor of purchase or refusal of Apple production, it is necessary to communicate before to it alone. iPad mini is quite good not only only for adults and for kids (a hand small). Personally my children any more do not approach to iPad 3, to that I am inexpressibly glad: at last the father will be engaged in business.

I tried to avoid superfluous game with figures to give the tender sentiment to "kid". I worship it. In the house as though small fishes or a guinea pig were got. Continuous "mi-mi-mi", the satisfied kids and the spouse.

And if wish figures? Let’s ask step on the stage mine to the employee who with flaring eyes came tearing along by fast train from Chernigov to Moscow that the first to feel mini hands concrete гаджетомана.

About figures we will be told by Roman Yuryev

Many various hearings about what will be iPad mini went. Whether will begin Apple to create a technical masterpiece or it will be limited to average lines for the sake of fall of the price of a total product and the competition to cheap candidates on the basis of Android from Amazon and other companies offering tablets at cost in borders of $200-300. In comparison to the Chinese anonymous hand-made articles the same Kindle Fire looked the real handsome man with the 7-inch IPS display (1024х600 points) and the 2-nuclear microprocessor. But for the competition to it the super tablet is not necessary, something will suffice at a technological level ordinary and the outlook of public was declined to that the Apple will let out something absolutely usual and available, and can even will save up on a matrix, having limited TN+Film (such in iPhone 3GS and more raneshny models, also in iPod touch 4). And that to make an effort, when in a sleeve there is a trump in the form of App Store from 275 thousand tablet appendices?

But summer of this year Google let out the tablet of Nexus 7 – and here it was already much more fascinating than Kindle Fire. There was a hope that iPad mini probably will appear in very strong piece and courageous guesses expressed the Retina-display in a small tablet even. And later besides Amazon was tightened with Kindle Fire HD, Barnes & Noble plus жахнула own line of Nook HD. Generally, prospects for dreaming of small super iPad appeared the most iridescent. I will not begin to disprove, I too was in the middle of hoping for magic.

Terrible processor reality

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About iron read in a pleasant material «iFixit disassembled iPad mini»

Reality as it it is found, appeared much more prosy. Apple, naturally, let out not «a cheap hardcore», and completely for itself at a technological level the modern device, but anything sudden in it is not present. In general, all as usual: the device contains specifically such stuffing which will suffice for comfortable work with a device for near year, in other words to release of the subsequent generation. But, on the other hand, there was in iPad mini a place and for «One more thing». Well, let’s glance in a malekhanky, narrow and easy tablet.

Actually, the interior of iPad mini was created is sensitive more than one and a half years ago when on the market there was iPad 2. Specifically its microprocessor or to tell more truly, the system – on – the Apple A5 chip (SoC) laid down in the iPad mini base. Though it not absolutely accurate copy of unique SoC, and its modifed version executed with observance of norms of 32 nanometers of technical process, against 45 nanometers in the first version of a chip. The production technical process is thinner, the consumes a total product and the less dimensions of the chip less. By the way, in iPad of 2 these 32 nanometers of Apple A5 too it is used since spring of the current year.

As to SoC capacity, it very impressing even 18 months later. The interior of iPad appeared with solid supplies of durability, though it and not in Apple rules. But then, having equipped a tablet with very massive "iron", the company saved up on the screen, it got to the newcomer from the predecessor. In turn iPad of the third generation received the super screen, but its SoC, actually, differs only in pair of additional kernels in GPU and twice increased volume of an operativka. Even the title almost old — Apple A5x. And here iPad 4Gen already appeared is equipped with an uberprotsessor which tears all modern SoC to rags. The screen at it till this moment the best in own class. Direct attention as the history spiral is truly looked through: iPad (as iPhone 4, but there is less than memory) — iPad 2 (the superprocessor, but the starenky screen) — iPad 3Gen (almost starenky microprocessor, but the superdisplay) — iPad 4Gen (the superprocessor and still very abrupt and not the out-of-date screen). And iPad mini appeared at the moment not super, but nevertheless the equilibrium decision. Let’s make out it closer.

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The Apple A5 Sistema-na-chipe it is constructed on the basis of 2 computing kernels of Cortex-A9 with frequency of 1 GHz added with 2-nuclear GPU PowerVR SGX543MP2 and 512 MB of an operativka. If to associate with modern 4-nuclear SoC, like NVIDIA Tegra 3 (Nexus 7) or Samsung of Exynos 4х (Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II), on computing capacity the solution of A5 lags behind approximately twice because of 2 kernels (it is sensitive more in a case with Exynos because of more highest frequency) while rivals have their four. But on graphic productivity the Apple decision for 20-25 % is more quick, than GeForce in Tegra 3, and approximately at level with Mali-400 in Exynos. In other words, if to associate on nude figures, and now the interior of iPad mini looks very vigorously and for near year this cheerfulness completely will suffice it. It is possible to complain about 512 MB of an operativka, but such quantity in iOS is equivalent 1 GB in Android, and even is more excellent.

Any trifles

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The volume makes a flash memory from 16 to 64 GB. In the same Nexus 7 of its less than 32 GB. In both cases to expand a disk place by means of the microSD cards it is impossible. From unique features for the iOS-device it should be noted existence in iPad mini of stereoloudspeakers that confirmed device analysis by specialists from iFixit. Apple did not begin to focus on it attention during presentation on October 23 and at all does not advertize advanced acoustics on own website. It is normal, after all leaves that the small tablet of the average level surpasses flagman iPad of the 4th generation which kept acoustics of the predecessor, in other words one loudspeaker shouting afar from the user in a sound component. Finally the company simply does not wish to allocate this moment. Well, to possible owners of "kid" will pleasantly consider that in what or their device even more abruptly than new iPad with the retina-display.

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Wi-fi aerials and Blyutuz аккуратненько are put on from above loudspeakers

Continuing to learn a novelty, we will pay attention to the Wi-fi module (802.11a/b/g/n), it became better, than at iPad 2. This modern decision with support of ranges of 2,4 and 5 GHz. In the latter case speed of data transmission is higher, though "dalnoboynost" at an access point in such mode less. There is a module Blyutuz 4.0, and in the version with the cellular modem there is a universal module with support of GSM, CDMA, HSPA +, LTE (the most part of global ranges, our homeland in a gleam), the GPS and GLONASS receiver. Vtochnosti the same cellular module is established in iPhone 5 and in 3G/4G the iPad models of the 4th generation. Really abrupt module — at rivals of that while is not present, at iPad 2 too.

The microphone ordinary, is on the top side, 3,5-millimetric аудиоджек is placed in the same place, and here on the bottom side заместо standard 30-pinovy the dock port is established more standard, but newer Lightning socket. We about it already wrote much.

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It is quite good, because малогабаритен, the wire can be connected though what party, plus the overestimated speed of data transmission is guaranteed. But the foreign periphery for that port is difficultly while for finding, or it is necessary to use an adapter.

Set of sensors usual — the accelerometer, a gyroscope, the detector of external illumination and an electric compass (magnetometer). Capacity аккума about 4500 мАч, according to official figures — 16,3 Watt-hour. The Apple promises till 10 o’clock independent work, actually at model Wi-Fi the result is better — more than 12 hours of web surfing or video viewing.

Screen and chamber

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Fans dig in pixels can to read our recent news «iPad mini against iPad 2, iPad 4 and iPhone 5 in pixel competition».

Here we also reached one of the major except the microprocessor of components of a tablet — to the monitor. In iPad mini the 7,9-inch screen with permission of 1024х768 points is established. Just the same permission and at iPad 2, but at the expense of the reduced diagonal a picture at the newcomer more exact: density 163ppi against 132ppi, respectively. To realize, as the exact image, remember or look at the iPhone 3GS screen. Not Retina, but is completely good. The matrix at a malekhanky tablet is better than at old phone of Apple. Hearings about economy on this component did not come true and the company established the IPS display with the highest corners of the review (178 degrees) and a juicy color rendition.

It is a pity, only, that the screen is not executed on technology of lamination and between protective glass and a matrix there is an air layer. It was confirmed by device analysis by specialists of iFixit. This fact means that by reflecting possibility the screen in iPad mini of a vtochnost same, as well as in other tablets of Apple. In other words on light it enough very much бликует. For the rest it is very quite good screen, though not so exact as at the next rivals (216ppi at Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7). But it consumes less energy and is thinner than the Retina-module. As a result on massogabaritny lines of iPad mini truly mini and ahead of a planetka only: 7,2 mm thickness, 308 g weight (312 g at 3G/4G-model).

Chambers in a tablet two and both excellent. The FaceTime-chamber at it exactly the same, as in iPhone 5, and in iPad 4Gen too — 1,2-megapixel, with a turnaround flare (BSI) and support of record of video in permission 720p. It is possible to do juicy "onions" and avatarochka.

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The module on the back panel is similar to that in iPad of the third and 4th generations: the 5-megapixel sensor with a turnaround flare (BSI), f/2.4 diaphragm, auto focus support, a lens from 5 parts and with the infra-red filter. Video can be written down in permission 1080p. Flashes, to chagrin, no.

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Balance

As I also mentioned at first the section, on technical lines the tablet left equilibrium. It under no circumstances not iPad 2 in the reduced case, after all at the newcomer is better chambers, acoustics, wireless modules and autonomy is higher. Besides it at a technological level is very good against rivals. And if to consider the huge range of the appendices which are perfectly using "iron" of the device, iPad mini not that that "is quite good", it is abrupt and mighty! Arthur Malosiyev with me agrees 100 %.

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