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iPad Mini Apps: The 13 Best Apps That Any New iPad Or iPad Mini Owner Should Download Immediately

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Your new iPad Mini (or iPad) needs some apps. Here are our favorites. (AP/M. Spencer Green) | AP

You got a new iPad Mini for your religious holiday of choice! Congratulations! Take it out of the box, give it a good sniff and then power it on: We've got some apps to download.

Below, we've got 13 of our absolute favorite apps for iPad and iPad Mini: The essentials, the best of the best. These aren't the only apps you need for your new Apple tablet, but they are certainly a good start. Let's get downloading.

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(This is an updated version of our favorite iPad apps from 2011. It has been refreshed for the current year).

CORRECTION: A previous version stated that the iPad did not come with an alarm clock. That changed in iOS 6, as Apple added its own clock.

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