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Going on a Mobile Safari

You feel like you're actually holding the web right in the palm of your hand.”

When an Apple marketer says such a thing to describe surfing the web on the iPad, a lot of truth is behind it. The spectacular 7.9-inch Retina display on the iPad mini 2 and mini 3, combined with the Apple-designed A7 chips inside the machines, makes browsing on Apple's tablets an absolute delight. The screen isn't as nice on the original iPad mini, but holds its own just the same.

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In this chapter, you discover the pleasures — and the few roadblocks — in navigating cyberspace on your iPad.

Surfin' Dude

A version of the Apple Safari web browser is a major reason that the Net on the iPad is very much like the Net you've come to expect on a more traditional computer. Come to think of it, the Internet often looks a lot better on iPad minis with the striking Retina display. Safari for the Mac and for Windows are two of the very best web browsers in the business. In our view, Safari on the iPhone ...

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