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Apple iPad Mini 4 (4G, 16GB) tablet

A smaller tablet from Apple with a 7.9-inch screen and both WiFi and mobile data, running on the iOS 9.1 operating system. Uses the Apple app store for downloading apps. Tested with 16GB of storage.


The Apple iPad Mini 4 (4G, 16GB) is a smaller tablet computer with a 7.9-inch screen. It has very fine screen resolution, 324 pixels per inch. The squarish screen is a better shape for photos than for videos, and it utilizes toughened glass for durability.

The tablet has an Apple A8 processor with 2 cores. It runs on the iOS 9.1 operating system. It has 2GB memory and is available with 16, 32 or 128GB storage.

There is a headphone jack with a volume control, a built-in microphone, and stereo speakers. Internet connectivity is via WiFi or a mobile data plan from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon. It has a 1.2-megapixel webcam, and an 8-megapixel camera.

The tablet measures 8 inches long by 5.3 inches wide by 0.25 inches thick, and weighs 0.66 pounds.


Act as WiFi hotspot Act as WiFi hotspot Can use a mobile data plan to connect other devices to the Internet. Some carriers charge extra for this.


Memory-card reader Memory-card reader A slot for a standard memory card (usually a micro-SD) to expand storage or transfer files.
Fingerprint-resistant screen Fingerprint-resistant screen Screen coating reduces adhesion of skin oils and makes cleaning easier.
Detachable keyboard included Detachable keyboard included Price includes a detachable keyboard that folds like a laptop.
Detachable keyboard optional Detachable keyboard optional A detachable keyboard that folds like a laptop is available at additional cost.
Swype-capable keyboard Swype-capable keyboard Offers an alternative way to type by sliding a finger to each letter in a word.
Approved app market Approved app market Can access a rich variety of apps authorized by the operating system manufacturer.
Camera Camera An outward-facing camera for shooting photos or video recordings.
Detachable carrying case Detachable carrying case Includes a detachable carrying case.
Active stylus optional Active stylus optional An optional stylus ("pen") is available that can interact with the screen to draw lines of varying width.
Active stylus included Active stylus included Includes a stylus ("pen") that can interact with the screen to draw lines of varying width.
Webcam Webcam An inward-facing camera for video chat or selfies.
GPS GPS Can receive satellite data for precise navigation.
Capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen A capacitive touchscreen requires less pressure and is more precise than the resistive type, but cannot sense gloved fingers.


Internal storage (GB) Internal storage Storage for the operating system, downloaded apps and user content.
Operating system Operating system The underlying program that runs the user interface and applications.
iOS 9.1
Length (in.) Length The longest edge of the tablet measured in inches.
Width (in.) Width The medium-sized edge of the tablet measured in inches.
Depth (in.) Depth The shortest edge of the tablet measured in inches.
Resolution Resolution The pixel dimensions of the screen, length by width. Combined with the screen size, this determines the pixel density, which is the true measure of the ability to display image detail.
2048 x 1536
Pixel density Pixel density A measure of observable detail on the screen. Pixel density of about 300 pixels per inch or higher eliminates any detail loss due to screen resolution limitations if viewed about 10 inches away.
Mobile data Mobile data Can use a cellular carrier's data plan to connect to the Internet.
Camera MP Camera MP Megapixel resolution of the outward-facing camera.
Color Color Indicates the available colors of the case of the tablet. A slash separates multiple colors on the same unit, while a comma separates available color choices.
Silver, Gold, Gray
Webcam MP Webcam MP Megapixel resolution of the user-facing webcam.

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