Today at the Apple Event in San Jose, CA, Apple showed a few new products in store for the Holiday season. One of those products was the smaller iPad that Steve Jobs said was a no-no, the iPad Mini. Another shocker was that Apple released another tablet, the iPad 4 (though you can’t call it that).
The iPad Mini is about 7.9″ diagonal but doesn’t have a retina display like the 3rd generation big brother. Instead it only has a resolution of 1024 x 768, the same as the iPad 2, though when you compare it to something like the Nexus 7, the Mini has the overall surface area beat. offer a It also has a A5 processor chip, FacceTime HD front-facing camera, a 5MP iSight camera on back, LTE cellular wireless, 802.11 A/B/G/N (faster) Wi-Fi, and of course the new Lightning connector. With the smaller screen, the iPad Mini promises a battery life of 10 hours use.
Apple iPad Mini Pricing
The iPad Mini will be shipping out November 2 (Wi-Fi only version), you can pre-order starting this Friday and pricing is as follows:
- 16GB Wi-Fi $329
- 32GB Wi-Fi $429
- 64GB Wi-Fi $529
- Add $130 for LTE versions
The iPad 4 Hail Mary
The new iPad 4 came as a big surprise but it’s no doubt to thwart holiday sales of Microsoft’s Surface tablets, though I wondering how customers who just purchased the 3rd gen. will appreciate Apple for such a move. The new iPad sports a new A6X chip that’s supposedly twice as fast as the previous processor, FaceTime HD Camera, and twice as fast Wi-Fi, along with the new Lightning Connector. Availability starts November 2, and pricing will have the same structure as before starting at $499 for the 16GB.