Original iPad mini Datasheet

iPad mini
Source: apple.com – iPad mini

The Apple iPad mini (Original – 1st Generation) is a tablet designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2012 to 2015 as part of the iPad mini series. The tablet was introduced on October 23, 2012, and its price started at $329.

The mini version of the iPad features a Dual-Core 1 GHz Apple A5 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 7.9″ multi-touch widescreen LCD IPS Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB of flash memory, Bluetooth 4.0, Dual camera system; front 1.2 Mpix FaceTime HD camera, and rear 5.0 Mpix camera with 1080p video recording capability, accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, digital compass, Lightning port, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and an optional version with GPS, and 4G / LTE data capability.

This iPad mini was discontinued on June 19, 2015, and replaced by the iPad mini 2. Today iPad mini is 11 years old!

Original iPad mini Details

IntroducedOctober 23, 2012 – 11 years ago
DiscontinuedOctober 22, 2013 (32 GB and 64 GB) – 10 years ago
June 19, 2015 (16 GB) – 8 years ago
Last Software UpdateJuly 22, 2019 – 4 years ago
Time on the Market31 months (2 years)
Time of Support80 months (6 years)
Model IdentifieriPad2,5
Model NumberA1454
Order NumberMD528LL/A (16 GB Black Wi-Fi)
MD531LL/A (16 GB White Wi-Fi)
MF432LL/A (16 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi)
MD529LL/A (32 GB Black Wi-Fi)
MD532LL/A (32 GB White Wi-Fi)
MD530LL/A (64 GB Black Wi-Fi)
MD533LL/A (64 GB White Wi-Fi)
MD534LL/A (16 GB Black Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MD537LL/A (16 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MF442LL/A (16 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MD535LL/A (32 GB Black Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MD538LL/A (32 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MD536LL/A (64 GB Black Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MD539LL/A (64 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular)
ME215LL/A (16 GB Black Sprint)
MD540LL/A (16 GB Black Verizon)
MF453LL/A (16 GB Space Gray Sprint)
MF450LL/A (16 GB Space Gray Verizon)
ME216LL/A (32 GB Black Sprint)
MD541LL/A (32 GB Black Verizon)
ME217LL/A (64 GB Black Sprint)
MD542LL/A (64 GB Black Verizon)
ME218LL/A (16 GB White Sprint)
MD543LL/A (16 GB White Verizon)
ME219LL/A (32 GB White Sprint)
MD544LL/A (32 GB White Verizon)
ME220LL/A (64 GB White Sprint)
MD545LL/A (64 GB White Verizon)
Original Price$329 (16 GB Wi-Fi)
$429 (32 GB Wi-Fi)
$529 (64 GB Wi-Fi)
$459 (16 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
$559 (32 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
$659 (64 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Space Gray
Weight0.68 – 0.69 Ibs. – 308 – 312 Grams
Dimensions7.87” H x 5.3” W x 0.28″ D
19.98 cm H x 13.46 cm W x 0.71 cm D

iPad mini 1st Gen Tech Specs


ProcessorApple A5
Processor Speed1 GHz
Number of Cores2
Cache32 KB L1
1 MB L2


Storage16 GB
32 GB
64 GB


Memory512 MB DDR2


Graphics CardPowerVR SGX543MP2
Number of Cores2


Display7.9″ widescreen LCD IPS Display
Resolution1024 x 768
Pixel Density163 ppi


ButtonsVolume + / –
Sleep / Wake up
Silence / Rotation


SensorsAmbient light
Three-axis gyroscope


Networks4G LTE (Bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 13, 17, 25)*
UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)*
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)*
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz) Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)**
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
SIM slotnano-SIM*
Ports1 – Lightning port
1 – 3.5-mm headphone jack
Camera1 – 1.2 Mpix front FaceTime HD camera
1 – 5.0 Mpix rear camera
LocationAssisted GPS*/**
Digital compass
Audio InMicrophone
Audio Out2 – Stereo Speakers
*Wi-Fi + Cellular version only
**Wi-Fi + Cellular CDMA version only


Audio FormatsHE-AAC (V1 and V2)
AAC (8 to 320 Kbps)
Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps)
Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
Apple Lossless
Video FormatsH.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats


Original OSiOS 6.0.1
Maximum OSiOS 9.3.5 (Wi-Fi version)
iOS 9.3.6 (Wi-Fi + Cellular version)
Intelligent AssistantSiri
System RequirementsMac OS X 10.6.8 or later
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later


Battery16.3 W Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer
Battery Capacity4440 mAh
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours
Power AdapterApple 5W USB Power Adapter

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