Apple has unveiled the iPad Mini today at San Jose in the California Theatre pitching the company into competition with Amazon Kindle and Microsoft Surface in an increasingly crowded and fast-growing market segment. The crowd enlivened up Apple’s event as company Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phill Schiller today unveiled an A5 powered iPad Mini. The iPad Mini is smaller but physically similar to the full-size iPad with a few changes.
The device, “packed (with) tons of great features,” can be used to download and enjoy various applications, movies and books. Its 1024×768 high-resolution display is optimized for playing games, while it is 7.2 millimeters thick and weighs about 0.68 pounds.
Specifications iPad Mini
If you’ve been following the rumors surrounding the iPad Mini then you already know most of the specs for Apple’s iPad Mini tablet. The dual core A5 chip powered device features a 7.9-inch display screen with 1024-by-768 resolution, FaceTime HD camera, 5MP iSight camera around back, 802.11n, and Lightning, as you’d expect and 10 hours of HD video battery life. It will have LTE support. That’s interesting, wasn’t sure if there was going to be an LTE option on this little guy.
It starts with a 16GB of storage, and will be priced at $329. The WiFi only version of iPad Mini will cost $329 for a 16GB device, $429 for the 32GB version and $529 for the 64GB. However, WiFi+Cellular will cost $459 for a 16GB device, $559 for the 32GB version and $659 for the 64GB.
iPad Mini Preorder Availability
The iPad Mini can be ordered online starting this Friday from the Apple website and will hit shelves next week in the U.S.,Canada and other countries with the Wi-Fi models shipping on November 2 and the cellular models starting to ship two weeks later.
The iPad Mini sounds like a great device, and given its low price, tight integration into the Appstore and impressive specs, this device could become the most successful Apple tablet yet. What do you think?
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