iPad Mini 4 Teardown Confirms Smaller Battery and 2 GB RAM

iPad Mini 4 Teardown Confirms Smaller Battery and 2 GB RAM

In this Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, file photo, an Apple employee demonstrates the new iPad Mini in San Francisco. Apple began selling a new iPad Mini on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013,  without the usual fanfare. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
In this Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, file photo, an Apple employee demonstrates the new iPad Mini in San Francisco. Apple began selling a new iPad Mini on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, without the usual fanfare. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Husain Sumra, MAC RUMORS

 

 
(MacRumors.com) –  At its “Hey Siri” event, Apple announced an updated iPad mini 4 but largely glossed over any details, focusing its time on the iPhones 6s and 6s Plus, the new Apple TV and the iPad Pro. Today, iFixit completed its teardown for the device, confirming that it comes with a smaller battery than the previous iPad mini as well as 2 GB of RAM.

While iFixit’s teardown physically confirms that the iPad mini 4 has 2 GB of RAM, Ars Technica ran a GeekBench 3 test a couple days ago on the device, confirming that it runs a 1.5 GHz Apple A8 with 2 GB of RAM. This makes the iPad mini 4 faster than the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which run a 1.4 GHz A8, and both the iPad mini 2 and 3, which run 1.3 GHz A7’s.

 

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