Today, Apple announced that its brand new iPad Mini will be available for pre-order beginning October 26th with WiFi models shipping November 2nd. There will be LTE models available later on.
The pricing is as follows:
iPad Mini 16GB $329
iPad Mini 32GB $429
iPad Mini 64GB $529
The LTE models will run for more, but pricing has not been announced yet.
The iPad Mini is 7.2mm thick — about a quarter thinner than the 4th gen iPad. Schiller called it “thinner than a pencil.” It’s 0.68 lbs and 53% lighter and comes in black and white, as usual. With a resolution of 1024 x 768, the iPad Mini has the same resolution as the iPad 2.
Diving deeper, the iPad Mini features an A5 chip, Lightning connector, 5MP back camera and FaceTime HD front camera as well as 2x faster WiFi and 10hr battery life. It will also feature LTE connectivity in some models.