iPad Mini (1st generation)

Tablet PC by Apple

The first generation iPad Mini (sold as iPad mini) is a tablet computer that is made and sold by Apple Inc. It is the first of the iPad Mini line of mini tablet computers. It has a screen size of 7.9 inches, compared to the 9.7 inch screen on a regular iPad. It was released on November 2, 2012.[3][4] It received many good reviews, with reviewers talking about the device's size, design, and the number of applications that are available.

iPad Mini (1st generation)
Black iPad Mini
DeveloperApple Inc.
ManufacturerFoxconn, Pegatron[1]
Product familyiPad Mini
TypeTablet computer
Release dateNovember 2, 2012
DiscontinuedJuly 19, 2015
Operating systemOriginal: iOS 6.0
Last: iOS 9.3.6, released July 22, 2019 (2019-07-22) (cellular models only)
System-on-chip usedApple A5 2nd Generation (32nm)
CPU1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9
Memory512 MB DDR2 RAM
Storage16, 32, or 64 GB flash memory[2]
Display7.9-inch (200.66 mm) diagonal LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
1024 × 768 px at 163 PPI 4:3 aspect ratio
GraphicsPowerVR SGX543MP2
InputMulti-touch screen, headset controls, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass
CameraFront-facing 1.2MP and rear-facing 5MP
All models
802.11 a/b/g/n @ 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
Bluetooth 4.0
PowerBuilt-in rechargeable 4440mAh Li-Po battery
16.3 W⋅h (59 kJ), 10hr life
Online servicesiTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore, Game Center, iCloud
Dimensions200 mm × 134.7 mm × 7.2 mm (7.87 in × 5.30 in × 0.28 in)
MassWi-Fi: 308 g (0.68 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 312 g (0.69 lb)
SuccessoriPad Mini (2nd generation)

It was succeeded by the second generation iPad Mini in 2013. The first generation iPad Mini is no longer being sold. The first generation iPad mini was discontinued in 2015.


  1. Lai, Richard (September 17, 2012). "Pegatron reportedly nabs 50 to 60 percent of iPad mini orders, breaks up Foxconn's monopoly". Engadget. Retrieved November 11, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "iPad mini - Technical specifications". Apple. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  3. "Apple iPad mini will be Available on November 2". Gadgetian. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
  4. "iPad Mini Release Date Is November 2nd (For Wi-Fi Models)". WebProNews. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2012.