The New iPad Mini Gets Priced for the UK
UK pricing for Apple's newest addition to the iPad family.
Apple yesterday confirmed all those rumors we've been hearing for months and officially unveiled the iPad mini. The smaller brother to Apple's successful 9.7-inch iPad, the iPad mini doesn't have the same Retina display as the regular-sized iPad. However, it also doesn't have the same price tag; it's significantly cheaper than the newest iPad. While the current generation entry-level iPad (also updated yesterday) is priced at $499, the entry-level iPad mini rings in at $329. But what about UK pricing?
Though $329 translates to just over £200, those in the UK will be paying a bit of a premium compared to their friends across the pond (surprise, surprise). The entry-level iPad mini (16 GB, WiFi-only) will be priced at £269 when it goes on sale next week. The same model with WiFi and cellular connectivity will set you back £369. The 32 GB model is priced at £349/£449 (WiFi-only/WiFi+Cellular), while the 64 GB model will cost you £429/£529 (WiFi-only/WiFi+cellular).
The iPad mini features 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, and a 7.9-inch display with the same 1024x768 resolution as the iPad 2. It goes up for pre-order on Friday and will start shipping a week later, on November 2.