iPad Mini EMR in Healthcare, Fits into a Lab Coat Pocket

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Today on October 23rd the iPad Mini was officially announced. It will be released on November 3rd. The iPad Mini is 7.9” and will fit in a lab coat pocket! And the big question is will it be able to run our iPad EHR and our patient check in iPad app onpatient. The answer is … yes!

The iPad Mini has Ultrafast Wifi, 10 hours of battery life, Facetime HD, its 23% thinner then the iPad, and 53% lighter then the iPad.

This is the perfect companion for doing rounds in a lab coat.

You can get your iPad Mini November 2rd, pre-orders begin this Friday, October 26.

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A 16GB version will cost you $329. A 32GB model will set you back $429. The 64GB model is $529. The devices will be sold through the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

The iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular models will start shipping a couple weeks later, beginning in the U.S. on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. Pricing for these models are as follows: $459 for the 16GB model, $559 for the 32GB model and $659 (US) for the 64GB model.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing mentioned -

“iPad mini is every inch an iPad. With its gorgeous 7.9-inch display, iPad mini features the same number of pixels as the original iPad and iPad 2, so you can run more than 275,000 apps designed specifically for iPad, iPad mini is as thin as a pencil and as light as a pad of paper, yet packs a fast A5 chip, FaceTime HD and 5 megapixel iSight cameras and ultrafast wireless―all while delivering up to 10 hours of battery life.”

One thing to note is that it uses the new Lighting connection, the same one that the iPhone 5 uses.

So if you really want to dive into the specs, here you go -

iPad Mini iPad (Early 2012) iPad (late 2012)
Display 7.9-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD
Resolution 1,024 x 768 2048 x 1536 2,048 x 1,536
Pixel Density 163 ppi 264 ppi 264 ppi
CPU 1 GHz dual-core Apple A5 1GHz dual-core Apple A5X 1GHz dual-core Apple A6X
Graphics PowerVR SGX MP4+ (tbc) PowerVR SGX MP4+ PowerVR SGX MP4+
Memory 512MB (tbc) 1GB 1GB
Storage 16GB / 32GB / 64GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Front Camera 1.2-megapixel VGA (640 x 480) 1.2-megapixel
Rear Camera 5-megapixel f/2.4 AF 5-Megapixel AF 5-Megapixel f/2.4 AF
Cellular GSM or CDMA, HSPA+ / LTE 3G, HSPA+, DC-HPA, 4G LTE (AT&T, Verizon) GSM or CDMA, HSPA+ / LTE
WiFi Dual-Band 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n Dual-Band 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0 4.0
Accelerometer 3-axis 3-axis 3-axis
Gyroscope 3-axis
3-axis
3-axis
Dimensions (WiFi) 200 x 134.7 x 7.2mm 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm
Dimensions (Cellular) 200 x 134.7 x 7.2mm 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm
Weight (WiFi) 308 grams (0.68 pounds) 652 grams (1.44 pounds) 652 grams (1.44 pounds)
Weight (Cellular) 312 grams (0.69 pounds) 662 grams (1.46 pounds) 662 grams (1.46 pounds)
Battery 16.3-watt-hour lithium polymer 42.5-watt-hour lithium polymer 42.5-watt-hour lithium polymer
Ports Lightning, 3.5mm headphone 30-pin, 3.5mm headphone Lightning, 3.5mm headphone
Location (WiFi) WiFi, Digital Compass WiFi, Digital Compass WiFi, Digital Compass
Location (3G / LTE) aGPS, GLONASS, Cellular, WiFi aGPS, 3G, 4G, Digital Compass, WiFi aGPS, GLONASS, Cellular, WiFi
Minimum Price $329 WiFi-only, $459 Cellular $499 WiFi-only, $629 Cellular $499 WiFi-only, $629 Cellular

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