5 Things To Know About The iPad Mini

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It's Smaller

This one's probably a no-brainer, but as its name not-so-subtly suggests, the new iPad mini is smaller than all other models of Apple's flagship tablet.

Specifically, the new device touts a 7.9-inch display, compared to the 9.5-inch display native to the four other iPads in Apple's line-up. That said, Apple stressed that the new device still offers 35 percent more screen real estate compared to competing 7-inch tablets on the market today. Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller said during an event Tuesday that rival makers of smaller-sized tablets have "failed miserably" in their attempts to deliver the same robust functionality of full-sized tablets in smaller packages, simply stretching smartphone apps to fit in a larger screen.

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