Apple refreshed its iPad lineup on Tuesday.
Here are details on prices and availability of the new iPad mini and
updated full-sized iPad.
MODELS AND PRICES:
There are six different
configurations of the iPad Mini with different access capabilities and
storage amounts. Each device comes with a 7.9-inch screen measured
diagonally and has the same 1024-by-768 pixel resolution as the iPad 2.
The Mini has the same dual-core A5 chip as the iPad 2, front and back
cameras and 10 hours of battery life. It is 7.2 millimeters (0.28 inch)
thick and weighs 0.68 pounds, just over half the 1.33 pounds of the iPad
2. It comes with the new Lightning connector, which was introduced with
the new iPhone last month.
- iPad Mini, Wi-Fi only, 16 gigabytes of storage, $329
- iPad Mini, Wi-Fi only, 32 GB, $429
- iPad Mini, Wi-Fi only, 64 GB, $529
- iPad Mini, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 16 GB, $459
- iPad Mini, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 32 GB, $559
- iPad Mini, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64 GB, $659
The fourth-generation iPad
boasts the sharper, Retina display with 2048-by-1536 pixel resolution
and a 9.7-inch screen measured diagonally. It has a dual-core A6X chip
with quad-core graphics. Apple says that doubles the computing power of
the previous-generation iPad. It also has front and back cameras and 10
hours of battery life. It is 9.4 millimeters (0.37 inch) thick and
weighs 1.44 pounds. It also comes with the Lightning connector.
For both products, the U.S. cellular carriers are AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.
The iPad 2 with 16GB and
Wi-Fi only remains $399. It's $529 for the 16 GB unit with both Wi-Fi
and cellular capability on older 3G networks. Apple previously
discontinued iPad 2 models with more storage.
Apple's website will start
taking advanced orders for the iPad Mini and the fourth-generation iPad
on Friday. They will start shipping and go on sale in stores on Nov. 2.
They will be available in
the U.S., Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark,
Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea,
Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal,
Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K.
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