Apple® today introduced iPad® mini, a completely new iPad design that is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the third generation iPad. The new iPad mini features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-Touch™ display, FaceTime® HD and iSight® cameras, ultrafast wireless performance and an incredible 10 hours of battery life. Apple today also announced the fourth generation iPad featuring a 9.7-inch Retina™ display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance. Both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad come with iOS 6.iPad mini comes in a new aluminum and glass design that is just 7.2 mm thin and weighs only 0.68 pounds. It features a 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, a front-facing FaceTime HD camera and a 5 megapixel iSight camera on the back with advanced optics for taking sharp still pictures and recording full 1080p HD video. iPad mini features dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi support for speeds up to 150 Mbps.
The new fourth generation iPad features a 9.7-inch Retina display and includes a new Apple-designed A6X chip that delivers up to twice the CPU performance and up to twice the graphics performance of the A5X chip. Other new features include a FaceTime HD camera, twice the Wi-Fi performance when compared to previous iPad models and support for additional LTE carriers worldwide.
iPad mini and fourth generation iPad both feature support for the Lightning™ connector that is smaller, smarter and more durable than the 30-pin connector.
iPad runs over 700,000 apps available on the App Store℠, including more than 275,000 apps designed specifically for iPad.
iPad mini with Wi-Fi models will be available in black & slate or white & silver on Friday, November 2, for a suggested retail price of $329 (US) for 16GB, $429 (US) for 32GB and $529 (US) for 64GB. The fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi models will also be available on Friday, November 2, in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for 16GB, $599 (US) for 32GB and $699 (US) for 64GB. iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad will be sold through the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers in the US.
iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular and fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular will start shipping a couple of weeks after the Wi-Fi models, beginning in the US on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be offered for a suggested retail price of $459 (US) for 16GB, $559 (US) for 32GB and $659 (US) for 64GB. Fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon will be offered for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for 16GB, $729 (US) for 32GB and $829 (US) for 64GB. Additionally, iPad 2 is available at $399 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and just $529 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G model where they are sold now.
Pre-ordering for all models of iPad mini and all models of the fourth generation iPad begin on Friday, October 26 through the Apple Online Store in the US.