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This article was published on October 22, 2013


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

iPad mini with Retina vs. iPad mini: What has Apple changed?
Emil Protalinski
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Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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 miniiPad mini with Retina
Storage16GB, 32GB, 64GB16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Price$329, $429, $529$399, $499, $599, $699
Price with LTE$459, $559, $659$529, $629, $729, $829
Display7.9‑inch, 1024×768, 163 ppi7.9‑inch, 2048×1536, 326 ppi
ProcessorDual-core A6X64-bit A7
Rear Camera5MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture5MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture
Video Recording1080p1080p
Front Camera1.2MP photos, 720p video1.2MP photos, 720p video
FaceTimeOver Wi-Fi or cellularOver Wi-Fi or cellular
AssistantSiriSiri
Bluetooth4.04.0
Browsing time on cellularUp to 9 hoursUp to 9 hours
Browsing time on Wi-FiUp to 10 hoursUp to 10 hours
Height7.87 inches (200 mm)7.87 inches (200 mm)
Width5.3 inches (134.7 mm)5.3 inches (134.7 mm)
Depth0.28 inch (7.2 mm)0.29 inch (7.5 mm)
Weight for Wi-Fi0.68 pound (308 g)0.73 pound (331 g)
Weight for LTE0.69 pound (312 g)0.75 pound (341 g)
ConnectorLightningLightning
ColorsBlack & Slate, White & SilverSpace 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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