At its October media event in San Francisco, Apple today announced the iPad mini with Retina display, the successor to the original iPad mini. After all the rumors and leaks, Apple’s second 7.9-inch tablet is now official.
Before you run out and buy it, assuming you’re not interested in Android or Windows 8, you might want to see what you’re getting for your hard-earned cash. As such, we’ve put together a table to show you what exactly Apple has changed.
|iPad mini||iPad mini with Retina|
|Storage||16GB, 32GB, 64GB||16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB|
|Price||$329, $429, $529||$399, $499, $599, $699|
|Price with LTE||$459, $559, $659||$529, $629, $729, $829|
|Display||7.9‑inch, 1024×768, 163 ppi||7.9‑inch, 2048×1536, 326 ppi|
|Processor||Dual-core A6X||64-bit A7|
|Rear Camera||5MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture||5MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture|
|Front Camera||1.2MP photos, 720p video||1.2MP photos, 720p video|
|FaceTime||Over Wi-Fi or cellular||Over Wi-Fi or cellular|
|Browsing time on cellular||Up to 9 hours||Up to 9 hours|
|Browsing time on Wi-Fi||Up to 10 hours||Up to 10 hours|
|Height||7.87 inches (200 mm)||7.87 inches (200 mm)|
|Width||5.3 inches (134.7 mm)||5.3 inches (134.7 mm)|
|Depth||0.28 inch (7.2 mm)||0.29 inch (7.5 mm)|
|Weight for Wi-Fi||0.68 pound (308 g)||0.73 pound (331 g)|
|Weight for LTE||0.69 pound (312 g)||0.75 pound (341 g)|
|Colors||Black & Slate, White & Silver||Space Gray, Silver|
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Given that the pricing for the iPad mini with Retina has increased over what the iPad mini launched at, you’re basically spending extra cash for a heavier but more powerful tablet with a significantly improved screen. The iPad mini with Retina ships in November, with exact timing and country details yet to be announced.
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