Apple's Retina display iPad Mini is officially on sale. Whispers started late last night after the company's online Apple store went down for updates. Sure enough, when the store came back, it brought with it the brand new iPad Mini.
Announced last month alongside the iPad Air, Apple talked less about the iPad Mini than it did the new iPad Air, though the iPad Mini's upgrades are not insignificant. The second generation iPad Mini received the Retina display everyone missed with the introduction of the first generation iPad Mini as well as the iPhone 5S's A7 SoC.
Full specs include that all important 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 (326 ppi) display, Apple's 64-bit A7 SoC, up to 128 GB of flash storage, a 5-megapixel iSight camera, a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD camera, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE (optional), and a 23.8-watt-hour battery.
Available in 'Space Gray' and plain old silver, the iPad Mini starts at $399 for the 16 GB model and goes right up to $699 for the 128 GB model. It’s also available in 32 GB ($499) and 64 GB ($599) capacities. The 16 GB and 32 GB models are currently shipping in 1-3 business days while the 64 GB and 128 GB models are shipping out in 5 - 10 business days. The LTE models (priced at $529, $629, $729, and $829 for the 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB models, respectively) are also shipping out in 5 - 10 days.