iPad mini with Retina vs. iPad mini: What has Apple changed?

iPad mini with Retina vs. iPad mini: What has Apple changed?

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
Video Recording 1080p 1080p
Front Camera 1.2MP photos, 720p video 1.2MP photos, 720p video
FaceTime Over Wi-Fi or cellular Over Wi-Fi or cellular
Assistant Siri Siri
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0
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)
Connector Lightning Lightning
Colors Black & Slate, White & Silver Space Gray, Silver

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.

See also: Everything Apple announced at its October event in one handy list

Top Image Credit: Apple

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