Apple unveils iPad mini, the newer iPad
By Duncan Wilson
Apple has revealed its latest device: The iPad mini.
Expected to feature a lower-than-usual price tag in an effort to counter the competition put out by cheaper tablets like Amazon's Kindle Fire, Apple have shunned those wishes and priced the tablet above its rivals.
Elsewhere on the release list was yet another new iPad, this one with improved camera and smaller 'Lightning' power/data connector, along with a new Macbook Pro range all containing Apple's 'Retina' display technology.
iPad mini FAQs:
What size is it? 20cm screen (7.9 inches), 7.2mm thick
What is its screen resolution? 1024 x 768 pixels (same as iPad 2)
How much does it weigh? 308g - that's roughly half as much as the current iPads
How much is it? 16GB 802.11n Wi-Fi model is the cheapest at NZ$479; the 32GB will set you back NZ$629, while the 64GB is NZ$779. It will cost roughly $200 on top of those prices to add LTE (4G cellular data) capabilities.
When can I get one? Pre-orders start on October 26th, launch expected November 2nd.
What cameras does it feature? FaceTime HD cam on the front, .5 megapixel iSight camera on the rear
How long does the battery last? About 10 hours
What chipset does it utilise? Dual-core A5 chip
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