Apple Officially Announces iPad Mini, Fourth Generation iPad

Today Apple has announced the new iPad Mini and the fourth generation iPad.  We have the full details about each of these devices below:

Apple iPad Mini

Apple has announced the iPad Mini, which is 23% thinner and 53% lighter than the third generation iPad.  The new iPad Mini features a 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD, 5-megapixel iSight camera (1080p HD video), ultrafast wireless performance, and 10 hours of battery life.

“iPad mini is every inch an iPad. With its gorgeous 7.9-inch display, iPad mini features the same number of pixels as the original iPad and iPad 2, so you can run more than 275,000 apps designed specifically for iPad,” stated Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller. “iPad mini is as thin as a pencil and as light as a pad of paper, yet packs a fast A5 chip, FaceTime HD and 5 megapixel iSight cameras and ultrafast wireless?all while delivering up to 10 hours of battery life.”

The iPad Mini has a new aluminum and glass design that is 7.2mm thin and weighs only 0.68 pounds.  The 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display has the same iPad experience that has 35% more screen real estate than 7-inch tablets.  The iPad Mini has a dual-core A5 chip that delivers responsive graphics and a fast-fluid Multi-Touch experience.  The iPad Mini has dual-band 802.11n WiFi support for speeds up to 150 Mbps, which is twice the WiFi performance compared to previous iPad models.  The iPad Mini is available in WiFi + Cellular models, which are world-ready with built-in support for ultrafast wireless standards including LTE and DC-HSDPA.

Apple iPad Mini

Apple Fourth Generation iPad

Apple also announced the fourth generation iPad, which has a 9.7-inch Retina display, new A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera, and ultrafast wireless performance.  The iPad Mini and the fourth generation iPad comes with iOS 6.  The new fourth generation iPad features a 9.7-inch Retina display, new Apple-designed A5X chip, 10-hours of battery life, FaceTime HD camera, and twice the WiFi performance when compared to iPad models and support for additional LTE carriers.

Apple iPad 4

Below is information about the pricing and availability of the new iPad and iPad Mini (from the press release):

Pricing & Availability

iPad mini with Wi-Fi models will be available in black & slate or white & silver on Friday, November 2, for a suggested retail price of $329 (US) for the 16GB model, $429 (US) for the 32GB model and $529 (US) for the 64GB model. The fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi models will also be available on Friday, November 2, in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad will be sold through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers in the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

 

iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular and fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular will start shipping a couple of weeks after the Wi-Fi models, beginning in the US on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be offered for a suggested retail price of $459 (US) for the 16GB model, $559 (US) for the 32GB model and $659 (US) for the 64GB model. Fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon will be offered for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. Additionally, iPad 2 is available at $399 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and just $529 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G model where they are sold now.

 

Customers can begin pre-ordering all models of iPad mini and all models of the fourth generation iPad on Friday, October 26 through the Apple Online Store in the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

 

¹LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks. Check with your carrier for details.

²Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.

³Based on theoretical speeds, actual speeds may vary.

?Only available on some carriers.

?Personal Hotspot requires supporting data plan. Customers should check with their carrier for availability.

?LTE is available through select carriers.

?Sold separately.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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