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A7 processor and M7 motion coprocessor
Inside the new iPad mini with Retina display is Apple's new 64-bit A7 processor, exactly the same chip as is found inside the iPhone 5s and the full-sized iPad Air.
This new chip not only brings the iPad mini into the 64-bit era, but also brings with it up to four times faster CPU and up to eight times faster graphics performance than the previous generation hardware. All of this without sacrificing any battery life.
Also present is the new M7 motion coprocessor that constantly monitors inputs from the accelerometer and other sensors. This is the same part as found in the flagship iPhone 5s.
Mobile tech is nothing without a connection to the web, so Apple has built MIMO technology right into the new iPad mini. MIMO uses multiple antennas to improve communication performance, and according to Apple it delivers twice the Wi-Fi performance of the previous iPad mini.
For times when there isn't Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi + Cellular model supports more LTE bands than ever before, offering better performance in more places around the world.
Apple now offers more free productivity apps for the iPad mini than ever, with iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote now available for $0.