Apple unveiled a smaller version of its iPad, the iPad mini, yesterday, coming into the market for smaller tablet computers dominated by Amazon, Google, and Samsung. Apple’s senior vice president for marketing Phil Schiller said as he displayed the new iPad at an Apple event in San Jose, “This is iPad mini. This isn’t just a shrunken down iPad. It is an entirely new design.”
iPad Mini Features & Specifications
The iPad mini is powered by an A5 chip, has FaceTime HD camera, is capable of 1080p video recording with its iSight camera and boasts of ultrafast wireless connectivity. It’s designed to be thin and light at 7.2mm, as thin as a pencil, and only 0.68 lb and can be held with one hand. It shoots 5-megapixel photos, has a 10-hour battery life, has Siri, the intelligent assistant and has a touchscreen display size of 7.9 inches.
As for its price, a 16GB version of the iPad mini with Wi-Fi connectivity costs $329 dollars while a 16GB model with both Wi-Fi and cellular capability costs $459. The top-of-the-line 64GB iPad mini with Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity costs $659.
Schiller said customers can begin pre-ordering the iPad mini on the 26th of October and Wi-Fi versions would begin shipping on November 2 to countries in Asia and Europe in addition to the United States.