Apple iPad mini 2, Apple A7, iOS 8, 7.9", Wi-Fi, 16GB, Space Grey

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Apple’s iPad mini with Retina display delivers the full iPad experience into a smaller, lighter package. With impressive specifications that deliver a fast and fluid experience with incredible visuals and an all-day battery life, iPad mini with Retina display still fits easily in one hand.

Small Wonder
iPad mini with Retina display is thin, lightweight and perfectly sized to fit in the palm of your hand. It measures just 7.5mm in depth and weighs an amazing 331g, making it perfectly balanced to sit in your hand or slip into a bag when you’re not using it. With the 7.9-inch screen, iPad mini delivers a screen that’s 35 per cent larger than on a 7-inch tablet, while still being small enough to feel comfortable in one hand.

Retina display
The astonishing 7.9-inch Retina display comprises of 3.1 million pixels at a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, displaying incredible detail in your photos and videos and ensuring that text looks sharp and well defined.

iOS 7
iPad mini with Retina display will arrive in your hands with iOS 7 installed. iOS 7 has been redesigned with a beautiful new look, easy-to-use interface, amazing features and improved security. Smarter multitasking, Control Centre and AirDrop combined with iCloud makes using an iPad mini even simpler than ever. There are over 500,000 apps available to download from the App store, while apps like iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are included, so you’re in a better position than ever to enjoy the best of iPad.

Fast and fluid
Combining Apple’s new 64-bit A7 chip and M7 coprocessor in iPad mini with Retina display gives you more speed and performance to do what you want, without compromising on battery life. The A7 allows apps and games to run faster and respond quicker, with superior support for more detailed graphics and visual effects, comparable to those only previously seen on desktop computers and games consoles. The 64-bit architecture supports both the older apps that you love as well as newer, more robust apps that make more possible on an iPad mini with Retina display. The M7 coprocessor measures motion through the gyroscope, accelerometer and compass, to enable apps to give you a better experience on the go. This allows iPad mini with Retina display to maintain the same great battery life that you expect from an iPad.

Capture it in HD
Dual cameras on iPad mini with Retina display give you plenty to smile for. The front-facing FaceTime HD camera is great for online video chats, with a next-generation backside illuminated sensor with larger pixels helping to brighten your calls and selfies, even in low-light. On the back of iPad mini with Retina display, a 5 megapixel iSight camera will help you snap your shot or full HD video at a moment’s notice, with the A7 processor making the adjustments needed to ensure a great picture or video automatically.

Faster Wi-Fi
iPad mini with Retina display features two antennas and MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple Output) technology to help you get the most out of your router and internet connection. MIMO combines with dual-band wireless, delivering download speeds that are potentially twice as fast as previous generations, reaching up to 300Mbps.

Please Note: Your new iPad will arrive with iOS 7 installed. iOS 8 can be installed over Wi-Fi or a cellular connection by opening the Settings app, tapping on 'General' and then selecting 'Software Update' and 'Download'.
Alternatively, you can connect your iPad to your internet enabled computer running iTunes by opening iTunes, selecting your iPad, clicking 'Check for Updates' and then 'Download and Update'.

Please Note: To use cellular connectivity, you will require a separate SIM card. Network charges may apply when using a 4G LTE or HSPA+ data plan. Please see your network's terms and conditions for further information.

Accessories Included
USB to lightning adaptor, USB plug
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 10 hours
Bluetooth Enabled Information Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
Yes - 4.0
Computer Support Helpline Information We offer access to a 90 day helpline when you buy a new laptop or desktop computer from John Lewis. The service is available for a period of 90 days from the date you make your purchase.
Free 90 day computer support
H200 x W134.7 x D7.5 mm
Ethernet Port Information Allows a connection to a router via a cable (available separately).
Space Grey
Graphics card Information Generate the images you see on your computer screen
PowerVR G6430
Graphics card type Information A dedicated graphics card enables you to run advanced programmes such as games or design packages more smoothly. Computers without graphics cards run these programmes through their processors.
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
Headphone socket
Location Services
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Memory (RAM) Information Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask.
Memory Card Slots Information A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
Model name / number
iPad mini 2, Wi-Fi, 16GB, Space Grey
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Operating system Information Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
Apple iOS 8
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) Information The resolution of an image within a certain space. The more pixels per inch, the higher the detail on the screen.
326 PPI
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
Apple Lightning Port
Processor Information The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run.
Dual-core Apple A7 with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor
Processor speed Information Determines how quickly programmes run. Processors with 'Turbo Boost' can enhance their performance to deal with more demanding tasks.
Screen finish Information A matte screen is easier to view in bright light. Gloss screens can provide more vivid colours.
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
2048 x 1536 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Screen Type
LED-backlit Retina display with IPS technology
Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass, gyroscope
SIM Card Type Information The size of SIM card required
Wi-Fi Only
Built-in speaker
Touch Screen
Voice Recognition
YES- Siri
Webcam (front-facing) Information Used for making video calls
1.2 megapixel FaceTime Camera
Webcam (rear-facing) Information A camera on the back of the device, typically used for taking photos and videos.
5 megapixel iSight Camera
Wireless Display Information Wireless Display technology can be used to present your device's display on a compatible TV or display without using wires.
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- 802.11a/b/g/n; dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and MIMO


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Q & As

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 53 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality product The iPad mini is a quality product, It is an ideal size for popping into your bag when going on holiday. It is very easy to operate and has a nice clear screen. Ordered this from John Lewis and arranged to have it delivered to my local shop, the service from John Lewis was excellent, I would order from John Lewis again without any hesitation. Added bonus was a two year guarantee. 25 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by iPad Mini 2 Wi Fi Excellent product. Much better and quicker than my older Samsung tab which is now largely redundant. The iPad is compact and easier to take with you. Quick response on this wi- fi only model. Don't bother paying about £80 more for the iPad mini 3, or for the iPad mini without retina display. iPad mini 2 RECOMMENDED. 25 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Tablet What more can i say. Brilliant piece of kit. Awsome 18 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product from Apple and as intuitive as ever After months of procrastinating (as to whether to opt for an iPad or try out a Chrome Book) and pestering the partners for their advice, I decided to stick with Apple and it's all I need to back up my music, photos and documents not to mention surfing at tremendous speed. Google Earth is super fast allowing you to travel around the world in eighty minutes and the images are outstanding in their clarity. Setting up iCloud was easy and it only takes a couple of seconds to download apps. I wasn't expecting Pages, Keynote or Numbers so I'm really impressed and the Kindle app immediately installed all my books. There was one problem, however, and this is a common one as I was to find, i.e. the compatibility of the iPad with iTunes on your main computer, in my case an iMac - and you have to be able to sync and fully install iTunes on the iPad in order to transfer your music and other files across. The iMac simply wouldn't recognise the device but after some considerable research, including reading through Apple's own forums (and no-one there really seemed to know how to resolve this problem) I was advised to try reinstalling a fresh copy of iTunes. I needed the 11.4 as I'm still using 10.6 and it wasn't easy to find. Once reinstalled, however, the iMac immediately recognised the iPad and my music took seconds to transfer. I'm still in the process of discovery but it's an enjoyable one and I fully recommend this little machine. 13 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product Excellent service, informed throughout delivery, only took two days to nominated store......Two years guarantee where other named shops/store only a years guarantee......would definitely order from John Lewis again! one happy customer with your service ! 04 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Apple iPad mini 2, Apple A7, iOS 7, 7.9", Wi-Fi, 16GB Love it .Love it. Never thought that I would! Bought it more as a convenience rather than a 'must have'. Easy to use once you have mastered the set up functions. Very clear screen and sharp colours. Good size and lightweight. Easily fits into handbag. Overall very satisfied. And happy.!!!! 04 March 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Slow and Jerky I bought this to take on holiday instead of carting my MacBook Pro. I have tried downloading (paid for) magazines and ebooks but the tablet is slow, hesitant and jerky. I think it takes us back to the old seizes up, you switch it off and switch on again, and off you go....until the next time. Nice style, limited functionality. 03 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic iPad! Perfect size, weight and so easy to use. Being a fan of Apple this syncs brilliantly with my iPhone. Great for taking notes as well as using for music software. Pleased as punch and worth every penny!!! 17 February 2015
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