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 a bit more:

  • iPad mini 16GB WiFi + LTE $459
  • iPad mini 32GB WiFi + LTE $559
  • iPad mini 64GB WiFi + LTE $659
The LTE models will ship mid-November at some point as Apple says they’re coming ‘a couple of weeks after’ the WiFi versions.

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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.

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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. From Apple:

Everything you love about iPad — the beautiful screen, fast and fluid performance, FaceTime and iSight cameras, thousands of amazing apps, 10-hour battery life* — is everything you’ll love about iPad mini, too. And you can hold it in one hand.

Learn more about the new iPad Mini here.

 iPad Mini: 16GB $329, 32GB $429, 64GB $529 pre orders begin Oct 26th, WiFi models ship November 2nd