Apple unveils the 7.9-inch iPad Mini is about half the size of the regular iPad. It's slightly larger than the 7-inch tablets from Amazon.com Inc. and Google Inc. About 23 per cent thinner , 53 per cent lighter than the third generation iPad with features FaceTime HD and iSight cameras. It is claimed to offer up to 10 hours of battery life.
The dual-core A5 chip is said to deliver responsive graphics and a fast, fluid Multi-Touch experience.
The new iPad mini with Wi-Fi models will be available in black and slate or white and silver on Friday, November 2, for $329 for the 16GB model, $429 for the 32GB model and $529 for the 64GB model.
The iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular will start shipping a couple of weeks after the Wi-Fi models, beginning in the US on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be available for $459 for the 16GB model, $559 for the 32GB model and $659 for the 64GB model.
The Apple iPad Mini will initially release in 34 countries globally.