Today is October 23rd and you already know about the Apple event schedule. Well the most rumored iPad Mini has just been announced at the event among several other iDevices as expected.
Most of us were waiting for this Apple event since its announcement only for the iPad mini. Almost everyone speculated and dubbed this event as the Apple iPad mini event. In order to keep the excitement running, Apple announced the iPad mini as the last iDevice at the event today. It has been quite an exciting journey waiting Apple to unveil the iPad mini at last.
Well, regarding iPad mini, we can say that todays event did not bring out anything which was not known earlier. We already knew almost all the major specs of the iPad mini via several rumors and leaks. All the details lived up to the official one but one, that is the screen size. Rumored size was 7.85 inch and the actual size is 7.9 inch.
Coming to the details of the device, iPad mini is 7.2mm thin which was compared to the thinness of a pencil at the event. It weighs 0.86 lbs which is as light as a paper pad. The diagonal screen size is 7.9 inch with a 1024 x 768 resolution which is same as the iPad 2. The new iPad mini will be powered by an A5 Dual core processor and feature a 5MP HD iSight camera. The front camera will be a Facetime camera.
The versions that will be available will be Wi-Fi only and 4G LTE capable, with 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB storages respectively. The single-cell Li-on battery back up will be 10Hrs.
While compared to Nexus 7, while surfing the internet, the new iPad mini will detail up to 35% more in portrait mode and 67% in landscape mode than the Nexus 7. Other advantages include the Apps compatibility with bigger iPads unlike the Apps in Android tablets which are basically built for phones.
Pricing and Availability:
# iPad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi only – $329
# iPad Mini 32GB Wi-Fi only – $429
# iPad Mini 64GB Wi-Fi only – $529
# iPad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi + LTE – $459
# iPad Mini 32GB Wi-Fi + LTE – $559
# iPad Mini 64GB Wi-Fi + LTE – $659
The iPad minis will be available for pre-order from Friday, October 26. The iPad mini Wi-Fi only versions will be available from November 2 and LTE versions will be available after 2 weeks.
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