Announced in October 2012 and released in November the same year, the iPad Mini 1 was the first in a line of smaller iPads with a 7.9” screen as opposed to the usual 9.7” screen of the larger formats. Apart from screen size, many other features of the iPad Mini 1 were the same as those of the iPad 2, including the enhanced screen resolution. The iPad Mini 1 was introduced before the advent of Apple phablet-style phones (the iPhone Plus family), and offered a usable-sized tablet for people who wanted a larger screen than the current iPhones, but didn’t want to have to carry a full-sized iPad around with them.
Apart from the smaller size (and of course lighter weight and ease of handling), there were other notable differences between the iPad 2 and the iPad Mini 1. Firstly, the iPad Mini 1 was fitted with the then innovative Lightning connector (rather than the standard 30-pin dock connector) for charging and connectivity. The other major difference was in the cameras – the iPad Mini 1 had impressive 5 MP rear-facing and 1.2 MP front-facing cameras, compared to the 0.7MP cameras on the iPad 2.
Being smaller and lighter than the iPad 2, the iPad Mini 1 is nevertheless just as vulnerable to damage by rough handling or by sustaining a hard drop during use. A cracked or badly scratched screen could render your iPad Mini 1 unusable, so you will need to get it repaired as soon as the damage occurs. Luckily, iTechnician has Apple iPad repair experts all across the UK, so you are never too far away from the help you need, and they can tackle all the different models of iPad with the same level of skill. Whether you need a same-day screen repair, or deeper diagnosis is needed to get to the root of the trouble, our iTechs can get your iPad Mini 1 back up and working with Minimal delay. Call the iTech out for an on-demand repair at home or at work, or bring your iPad into the nearest repair centre, and you can soon have it back in your hands, good as new and without spending a fortune.
iPad Mini 1 repair costs vary and are constantly changing. We will keep updating this page so you can get an idea on what you should be paying for repairs in your area.