As anticipated, Apple announced an iPad Mini with almost 2” smaller display 7.9” in size at 1024 x 768 resolution); 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the latest 9.7” iPad. Price starting from $329 compared to the iPad 2 at $400 and the new iPad at $500 for the same 16GB capacity model.
The diminutive size iPad has almost everything that the latest full size iPad has except the retina display. Powered by the dual core A5 chip, LTE capable versions with nanoSIM card, FaceTime HD camera, 5MP iSight rear camera and 1080p HD video recording. 10hrs battery life. Lightning connector. Smartcover is available as an option.
iPad Mini (Wi-Fi)
16GB – $329; 32GB – $429; 64GB – $529
Ipad Mini (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
16GB – $459; 32GB – $559; 64GB – $659
Pre-orders starts on October 26th and shipping starts November 2nd, 2012
Apple also offer a refreshed of its full size iPad to include its Lightning connector; A6X chip. Improve battery life, an HD version of its front facing camera; LTE connectivity and improved WiFi performance.