The iPad Mini is 53% lighter at 7.9 inches
There were a few guesses as to what one could expect from the iPad Mini and here’s definitive word. The device has been quite a looker for those interested in sleekness. It does maintain its own identity, though by a pretty narrow margin. It does share the same chip but does make ergonomics a win feature with a 7.9-inch body. The resolution, one may argue, isn’t what one would expect since 1024×768 pixels was conquered eons ago. However, physical attributes seem to be the key points of this new tablet with an aluminum casing that’s 7.2mm thick, thus making it 53% and 23% thinner. Inner specifications post the jump.
On the inside, the iPad Mini adds a dual-core Apple A5 processor, an LTE option, 5-megapixel iSight Camera, Wi-Fi, Lightning connector (wince, wince), and a 10-hour battery life. The Wi-Fi 16GB model will come for $329, the 32GB model for $429 and the 64GB model for $529. For LTE it will cost you a minimum of $459, for the 16GB model. The price will be incremental as the sizes go up, by $100. Pre-orders open from October 26th, while shipping will be on November 2nd.