Apple has posted an online user guide for its recently launched iPad mini. The user guide, which you can access here (or via Apple’s support website), allows Apple fans to learn a little more about the small-size tablet from within a fully illustrated PDF file.

Our AppStart for iPad (2012 Edition) might show off some of the iPad’s best features – and some of the best iPad apps available in the App Store. But if you want, or need, to start from the very beginning with your iPad mini, consider checking out Apple’s free guide, too.

Apple’s iPad mini User Guide discusses the basics of the tablet before working its way through each built-in iOS application that ships with the device. If you’re new to the world of Apple’s iDevices, consider browsing through this iPad mini User Guide PDF before unpacking your shiny, new tablet, and give yourself a head start.