Worth the wait!

New iPad mini

Apple has finally announced the new iPad mini, a veritable small but beautiful tech package of goodness if ever there was one! As expected it comes with a smaller screen and slots between the iPhone and the regular-sized iPad. In brief, here are the details:

  • Wi-Fi version: Height:7.87 inches (200 mm)Width:5.3 inches (134.7 mm)Depth:0.28 inch (7.2 mm)Weight:0.68 pound (308 g)
  • Wi-Fi + 4G: Height:7.87 inches (200 mm)Width:5.3 inches (134.7 mm)Depth:0.28 inch (7.2 mm)Weight:0.69 pound (312 g)
  • Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB flavours.
  • 7.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1024-by-768 resolution at 163 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • FaceTime HD Camera – 1.2MP photos & 720p HD video
  • iSight Camera – 5MP photos & 1080p HD video recording
  • Lightning connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack

Apple maintains its commitment to the environment with the following:

  • Mercury-free LCD display
  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free
  • Recyclable aluminum enclosure

In terms of pricing, UK prices are from £269 (for Wi-Fi only – Wi-Fi = 4G TC). Wi-Fi only version available from Nov 2; 4G version late Nov).

How successful the new iPad mini will be remains to be seen of course but bearing in mind the feature list and how it compares with tablets from the likes of Samsung, Sony, Amazon and others I am guessing it will be a massive success and I want one!

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