5 Things To Know About The iPad Mini

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It Uses The New Lightning Dock

Both the new iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad feature the same Lightning dock that Apple debuted with the iPhone 5.

Some Apple fans considered the new dock a headache, as it requires an entirely new set of compatible accessories or, at least, the purchase of an adapter. The dock features an 8-pin connector rather than the same 30-pin connector found in all prior iPhone and iPad models and, according to Apple, allows for faster data transfer rates.

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