The iPad mini has just been revealed by Apple at a special event in San Jose as earlier reports confirmed.
The 7.9-inch iPad Mini has a 1024 x 768 resolution, like the earlier-generation 9.7-inch iPad models, but is encased in an all-new 7.2mm-thick aluminum shell, which makes it 53% lighter and 23% thinner than the newly-announced 4th-gen iPad.
Comparing the iPad mini against the Nexus 7, Apple‘s tablet is lighter and thinner than the Nexus 7 despite having a display area that’s a third larger. The Nexus 7 also has a bigger, plastic bezel around its screen whereas the iPad mini’s bezel is made out of aluminum.
The iPad mini comes with a dual-core Apple A5 processor, optional LTE, a 5-megapixel iSight camera, 802.11n Wi-Fi, the new Lightning connector, and a claimed 10-hour battery life.
As for pricing, prepare to fork out $329 for the Wi-Fi 16GB mode $429 for the 32GB model, and $529 for the 64GB variant. If you want 4G LTE, it’ll cost you at least $459, with the same $100 price increases as you increase the storage.
You’ll be able to pre-order the iPad mini in black or white starting October 26th, with shipments by Apple starting on November 2nd.
Will you be picking up the new iPad Mini?