Apple had saved their best device for last as the rumored iPad Mini was the last device that was unveiled during the event. Along with the announcement of the 7.9-inch iPad, the Cupertino based company also introduced the successor of the New iPad dubbed as the 4th Generation iPad.
The iPad 4th Generation features an A6X processor which is said to have double the CPU and GPU performance compared to the A5X. The fourth iteration of the iPad is imbued with the new image signal processor just like the iPhone 5. The FaceTime camera is also improved a bit which now shoots at 720p. It still has the same Retina display of its predecessor and the same mileage in term of battery life of which goes up to 10 hours. Both the iPad Mini and the 4th Gen iPad also possess the smaller Lightning port which was first introduced on the iPhone 5.
The 16GB Wi-Fi only version costs $499 while the 3G-enabled one will set you back $629.
As it turns out, the rumors about a smaller iPad was right all along. The iPad Mini sports a 7.9” screen which has the same resolution as the iPad 2 (1024 x 768). Its body is only 7.2mm thin and only weighs 308g. Its posterior is outfitted with the same material as the iPhone 5.
Some of its features include a Dual-core A5 processor, 1080 video recording through its 5MP iSight camera paired with a 720p FaceTime snapper.
The iPad Mini is available in three storage capacities, 16, 32 and 64GB which will cost $329, $429 and $519 respectively. If you want LTE connectivity to go along with your smaller iPad with it, it’ll set you back an additional $130. Pre-orders for the iPad Mini and 4th Gen iPad starts on October 26 with the Wi-Fi only versions destined for shipping starting the 2nd of next month.