Apple unveils two new iPads in one day.
After months of rumors Apple finally took the wraps off the iPad mini. The device's display measures in at 7.9-inches compared tp the regular iPad's 9.7-inch display. Unfortunately, it's not a Retina display, however, it does feature the same 1024x768 resolution as the iPad 2. That means all the old apps will work perfectly on this smaller iPad.
Specswise, you're looking at an A5 chip, just like the iPhone 4S, a front-facing camera for video calls, a 5-megapixel camera on the back, Apple's new Lightning connector, 16 GB of storage in the base model, and a price that starts at $329 for the WiFi-only model. The WiFi + 4G models start at $459 for the 16 GB model. The iPad mini will go up for pre-order this coming Friday (also known as Windows 8 launch day) and the WiFi models will ship first, on November 2.
That's not all for the iPad line, though. Despite only launching the iPad 3 six months ago, Apple also updated its regular-sized iPad. The company is calling it the 4th generation iPad and it boasts an Apple A6X chip, which Apple says is capable of two times the performance of the A5X in the old "new" iPad. There's also global LTE, a new Wi-Fi chip, and a FaceTime HD camera. Similar to the iPad mini, pre-orders start this Friday, October 26, with the device shipping on November 2. The base model (16 GB, WiFi-only) starts at $499, while the top-end model with 4G and 64GB of storage will set you back $829.