The iPad mini is Apple’s smaller tablet that includes a 7.9 inch display. That compares to the full-sized iPad’s 9.7 inch display.
The iPad mini is far lighter, smaller, and more portable than the 9.7-inch iPad, yet Apple says that its display and software is far superior to competing smaller tablet devices. Even with the smaller screen, all of the functionality of the full iPad is present. It includes a Lightning connector, FaceTime HD on the front, a 5 megapixel back camera, and an option to add LTE access.
Rumors: With the lack of a Retina display, natural speculation and Apple’s increased wirj with high-resolution displays points to Apple adding a Retina display to the iPad mini in a future generation.