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The New iPad Mini Gets Priced for the UK

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.

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  • plasmastorm
    Soooo, nexus 7 is not only faster has a higer resolution and better ppi density, its £70 cheaper lol
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  • killerclick
    plasmastormSoooo, nexus 7 is not only faster has a higer resolution and better ppi density, its £70 cheaper lol
    Nexus 7 is the deal of the year, especially now that it's $50 off for the same storage. Very happy with mine, I just wish it floated in the air instead of having to hold it all the time. Ah, there's always something.
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  • LordConrad
    I have have an iPad 3 (64GB + 4G) and a Nexus 7 (16GB). I use the Nexus 7 most of the time because it's easier to carry, and I can always turn on my phone's hotspot if I can't find wifi.
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  • bllue
    So Apple releases the same thing over and over with minor changes (aside from smaller size for this time) and it's okay but when companies like MS tried to innovate and bring something new to the table like Surface and W8 they get lynched?
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  • darkchazz
    plasmastormSoooo, nexus 7 is not only faster has a higer resolution and better ppi density, its £70 cheaper lolNexus 7 is a better buy for the price, but don't get me started on the speed....
    Tegra 3 is an overhyped chip. Most notably on graphics performance, it's nowhere near as good as the SGX543 in the A5 chip.

    I have a 16gb N7 and this thing lags on most high end games even with a big CPU+GPU OC. some of them even run on a low resolution by default because of the low memory bandwidth.
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