After spending its fair share of time in the rumor mill and doing a quick pose for a number of leaksters, the iPad Mini with Retina Display has made its official debut alongside its new 9.7-inch counterpart.
Externally, the iPad Mini 2 shares the same looks of its predecessor. But what immediately jumps to you is its QXGA screen resolution which puts this tablet in the same league as the other Retina-touting siblings like the 3rd, 4th and recently launched iPad 5.
More than just the Retina display, the iPad Mini also gets an engine overhaul; now sporting the fairly new 64-bit Apple A7 processor, along with the M7 battery saving core.
iPad Mini with Retina Display specs:
7.87-inch IPS LCD display @ 2048×1536 pixels, 325ppi
Apple A7 chip, dual-core processor
16GB, 32GB, 64GB internal storage
WiFi 802.11 a/c
5MP iSight rear camera
1080p video recording
1.2MP front-facing camera
Assisted GPS with GLONASS
Silver/White and Black/Space Gray
The 16GB, Wi-Fi only version of the iPad Mini with Retina Display will be sold for USD399. Instead of scrapping its predecessor, Apple has decided to keep the first iPad Mini which will now be retailed for USD299 (16GB Wi-Fi).