Apple Launch iPad Mini

Apple has introduced iPad mini, a new iPad design that is 23 per cent thinner and 53 per cent lighter than the third generation iPad.

It features a 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, fast wireless performance and 10 hours of battery life ―every inch an iPad, but you can hold in one hand.

Apple has introduced iPad mini, a new iPad design that is 23 per cent thinner and 53 per cent lighter than the third generation iPad.

It features a 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, fast wireless performance and 10 hours of battery life ―every inch an iPad, but you can hold in one hand.

Apple today also announced the fourth generation iPad featuring a 9.7-inch Retina display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and fast wireless performance. Both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad come with iOS 6, with over 200 new features.

iPad mini comes in an aluminium and glass design that is 7.2 mm thin and weighs  308 grams. The 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display delivers the same iPad experience users have come to expect, in a design that has 35 per cent more screen real estate than 7-inch tablets and up to 67 per cent more usable viewing area when browsing the web, claims Apple. The dual-core A5 chip delivers responsive graphics and a fast, fluid Multi-Touch experience, while still providing all-day battery life. 

iPad mini features a front-facing FaceTime HD camera and a 5 megapixel iSight camera on the back for taking pictures and recording full 1080p HD video. The iSight camera includes video image stabilisation and both cameras feature backside illumination to let users capture pictures in low light. iPad mini also allows sharing of photos with friends and family using iCloud’s Shared Photo Streams.

iPad mini features dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi support for speeds up to 150 Mbps, which is twice the wifi performance compared to previous iPad models. iPad mini is available in wifi + cellular models which are world-ready with built-in support for fast wireless standards, including LTE and DC-HSDPA, so you can browse, download and stream content fast from wherever you are.

iPad mini data plans will be available with no contract so you can sign up and activate service directly from your iPad. The Personal Hotspot feature means you can share a fast cellular data connection via wifi, Bluetooth or USB with up to five other devices such as MacBook Pro, iPod touch or another iPad.

The new fourth generation iPad features the 9.7-inch Retina display and includes a new Apple-designed A6X chip that delivers up to twice the CPU performance and up to twice the graphics performance of the A5X chip, as well as delivering 10 hours of battery life. Other new features include a FaceTime HD camera, twice the wifi performance when compared to previous iPad models.

iPad mini and fourth generation iPad both feature support for the Lightning connector that is smaller, smarter and more durable than the 30-pin connector, claims Apple. Lightning connector accessories are available to support cameras, SD cards and VGA or HDMI digital video. Existing iPad Smart Covers and the iPad Smart Case are compatible with fourth generation iPad, and new polyurethane Smart Covers custom-designed for iPad mini are available in pink, green, blue, light gray, dark gray and red for a recommended retail price of $45.

iPad runs over 700,000 apps available on the App Store, including more than 275,000 apps designed specifically for iPad, from a wide range of categories including books, games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. iPad also supports newspapers and magazines offered in Newsstand and books available on the iBookstore. The iTunes Store puts the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store at your fingertips with a catalogue of over 26 million songs and thousands of TV episodes and films. The new iBooks app for iPad lets users read ebooks in over 40 languages. iBooks also lets users experience an entirely new kind of ebook that’s dynamic, engaging and truly interactive. Ebooks created with Apple’s new iBooks Author offer fullscreen ebooks with interactive animations, diagrams, photos, videos, custom fonts, mathematical expressions and more.

RRP
iPad Mini With Wifi
16GB $369
32GB $479
64GB $589

iPad 4 With Wifi
16GB $539
32GB $649 
64GB $759

iPad Mini With Wi-Fi + Cellular
16GB $509
32GB $619
64GB $729

iPad 4 With Wifi + Cellular
16GB $679
32GB $789
64GB $899
 

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