Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Apple announces iPad Mini with Retina Display

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Apple has debuted a new iPad Mini, called iPad Mini with Retina Display. The new tablet will obviously feature a much-requested 2,048x1,536-pixel Retina Display, comes in space gray and silver, and houses Apple's A7 chip, last seen in the iPhone 5S. On the software front, the Apple iPad mini 2 runs iOS 7 out of the box.

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 It ships in late November, starting at $399 for 16GB of storage for the Wi-Fi version, continuing to $499 for 32GB, $599 for 64GB, and $699 for the brand-new 128GB configuration. Cellular Minis start at $529 for 16GB and from there it's $629 for 32GB, $729 for 64GB, and finally a whopping $829 for 128GB.
Apple says the new iPad Mini is four times faster than last year's model and has eight times the graphics performance, while still providing a purported 10 hours of battery life.

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Camera specs are identical to last year's, but Apple has added an extra microphone. It features a 5 megapxel rear snapper, while there's a 1.2 MP front-facing camera for video calls (using Skype, Fring, etc).

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The 7.9-incher now crams in 1536x2048 pixels, which brings its pixel density to approx 325 ppi. Processing muscle is another aspect where the mini gets a serious upgrade. Apple has bumped up the innards from the humble dual-core Cortex-A9 processor to the spanking-new A7 chipset.
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A new version of the iPad Smart Case - think of it as a smart cover that surrounds the entire tablet - now for the Mini, will be released at $69.