I have recently been given the opportunity to review the new ipad mini, made by Apple, from producttesting.uk.com. The model i have been selected to review is the entry level model which is the 16gb with wifi.
Supplied within the smartly designed box is the USB plug and the new lightning connection cable, which is the same cable that is now used for the iPhone 5, having both products I found it really easy to transfer files and information between the two via iCloud, “apples online storage”.
What would of been nice is if there was a leaflet possible showing other accessories apple possibly do to compliment the mini ipad (ie if there’s other length cables, display stand for example (when used in photo mode), the other thing I was expecting was earphones, but no, this model is shipped without but you can put any normal 3.5 jack earphone to it.
As far as the battery life goes it is really quite impressive, I’ve been downloading apps, browsing the net, playing music and watching films and most of my Christmas shopping , on only one charge once since receiving it and that was a week after playing around with all its features. (not daily like my iphone)
Another of its good features is the security password, as I let my children use certain apps or play games and films and that feature gives me peace of mind knowing I can control what they can and can’t download without having to watch over them the whole time, they have all found it easy to hold and view and are very at ease with using.
One of my main concerns is how it could be quite easy to scratch…. So it’s defiantly worth investing in a screen protector and a case to protect it as I have done.