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Apple Announces Retina iPad Mini With A7 Processor & 128GB Option, Starts At $399

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In addition to the all new 5th generation iPad Air with Retina display, Apple has also announced the second generation iPad Mini with Retina display, featuring a powerful A7 processor with 64-bit desktop class architecture. Keeping the same design as its predecessor, it now sports an improved FaceTime HD camera with backlight illumination, a 5MP iSight camera, expanded LTE Support and comes in the same Silver / White and Space Gray / Black colour options as the new iPad Air.

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Retina Display & A7 Processor:

The new iPad Mini with Retina Display has the same chassis design as the original iPad Mini. However, it now sports a stunning 2048 x 1536 resolution Retina display, which is the same resolution as the full-sized iPad but in a smaller 7.9″ display at 326 pixels per inch (ppi). Apple notes that the iPad Mini’s Retina display features over 3.1 million pixels i.e a million more than an HDTV.

Apple’s next generation system-on-a-chip A7 processor is also present in the new iPad Mini. The power-efficient A7 chip with its 64-bit architecture makes everything remarkably faster, while still delivering up to 10 hours of battery life.

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iSight & FaceTime Cameras:

Similar to the iPad Air, the new iPad Mini with Retina display features 5MP iSight camera with ability to shoot 1080p HD video. It also sports a new, improved FaceTime HD camera with larger pixels, improved backside illumination and dual microphones.

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Connectivity:

The new iPad Mini offers up to 2x faster Wi-Fi performance using 802.11n with MIMO.3. Also, the Wi-Fi + Cellular model supports more LTE bands for super fast connections worldwide.

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Pricing & Availability:

The new iPad Mini with Retina display will be available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models for $419, $519, $619 and $719 (Wi-fi only models) and $549, $649, $749 and $849 (W-ifi + Cellular models) respectively in Canada in late November along with other first wave countries.

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  • wuju

    when is the pre-order if any?

  • iFone

    HUGE! Will definitely be in the line-up to buy it

  • pascyyy

    It looks like a very good device but I don’t understand the pricing. It was already expensive pre-retina and now it’s even more expensive. And this when the general theme of the day was price reduction.

  • Shameer Mulji

    there isn’t any. An official release date hasn’t been announced other than it’s going on sale in November.

  • Canuck

    What a f*&$in rip off. Basically double the price of a Nexus 7 with lesser specs. Apple has become a joke

  • The pre-retina model was using a two-year-old processor. This new model is fully up-to-date with the current A7 processor. It’s like jumping forward in technology by two years. So I’m guessing the lower price of the previous model was based on the older technology in it that they could save money on.

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