The best price for iPad Mini 2 Retina is $64 for 16GB.
Despite both having a "2" at the end of their name, the iPad 2 and the iPad Mini 2 are different tablets. They are still iPads, so they perform the same basic functions. While the iPad Mini 2 performs with style and grace, the iPad 2 slogs along like yesterday's technology trying to keep up with today's features.
However, just because the original iPad mini models and the iPad mini 2 models look practically identical does not mean that the differences are minor.
Well they probably needn't worry for a while as the device just got a big modern makeover with Apple's new iPad Pro-like design, an A15 Bionic SoC and new display tech. They also probably shouldn't worry so much because the iPad mini actually sells extremely well to a handful of markets.
The iPad Mini 2 (formerly marketed as the iPad mini with Retina display, officially iPad mini 2 with Retina display) is a tablet computer produced and marketed by Apple Inc.iPad Mini 2.
|iPad Mini 2 in Silver|
|Display||2048×1536 px (326 PPI), 7.9 in (200 mm) diagonal, 4:3 LED-backlit IPS LCD|
Apple iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular - tablet - 32 GB - 7.9" - 3G 4G - Verizon.
Yes. The current iOS 12.5. 2 for it has the security patches and it was released a month ago. There have been no reports of vulnerabilities or other exploits in iOS 12 beyond that.
The iPad mini has a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels at 326 ppi. Native 4k uses 3840X2160. The 4k won't fit on the mini screen.
This isn't upgradable. A first generation iPad Air, iPad mini2 and mini3 can only be updated to iOS 12.5. 2. Apple ended major update support for these models of iPad in September 2019 - although they since continue to received “point” security updates.
On March 21, 2017, the iPad mini 2 was no longer sold through Apple but continued to support major software revisions. iOS 12 is the last major software release supported by the iPad mini 2.
The iPad mini 2 models first shipped with iOS 7.0.iPad mini Q&A.
|iPad mini (Wi-Fi Only/1st Gen)||A1432|
|iPad mini (Wi-Fi/AT&T/GPS - 1st Gen)||A1454|
|iPad mini (Wi-Fi/VZ & Sprint/GPS - 1st Gen)||A1455|
|iPad mini 2 (Retina/2nd Gen - Wi-Fi Only)||A1489|
As for the two iPad minis, the size difference between the two is almost imperceptible. Comparing the Wi-Fi plus Cellular versions, the iPad mini 2 measures 200.0 x 134.7 x 7.5mm, while the original iPad mini is 200.0 x 134.7 x 7.2mm. That's only a 0.3mm difference.