Apple Introduces iPad mini with a Retina Display
Today Apple introduced the new iPad Air, the fifth generation of iPad. In addition to its bigger brother, iPad mini is also was upgraded to the second generation, finally bringing the Retina quality to the smaller 7.9-inch display.
Last year iPad mini was a ‘low budget’ iPad with a relatively outdated hardware inside. That is not the case this year. iPad mini has almost identical technical specs with a full size iPad Air: the new 64-bit A7 chip, M7 motion coprocessor, advances wireless connections and the same FaceTime HD and 5MP iSight cameras.
The display of iPad mini is actually more crisp than the display of iPad Air, because it has the same 2048-by-1536 resolution, but all of these 3.1 million pixels packed in a more compact 7.9-inch display, providing much higher pixel density, 326 ppi compared to 264 ppi on iPad Air.
As well as the iPad Air, the new iPad mini comes in Space Gray or Silver color, has 16, 32, 64 or 128GB of memory, weights just 0.73 pound (331 g), offers up to 10 hours of battery life and many other features.
The new iPad mini will be available in November starting from $399, while the first generation of the smaller iPad stays as an alternative version with a price of $299.