After weeks of speculation, Apple finally unveiled the much-rumored iPad Mini today at its event in San Francisco. It is “as thin as a pencil” and weighs 0.68 pounds – that’s 53% lighter than the 3rd-generation iPad. Its screen size is 7.9 inches, and will support the 250,000 apps currently usable in the regular iPad.
Delving into the specs, the new iPad Mini has specs similar to the iPad 2, with a dual-core A5 chip, a 5 megapixel iSight camera on the back, 10 hours of battery life, and the new Lightning connector. Its screen resolution is 1024 x 768, not the pixel-packed Retina displays that its older siblings support. It is made of the same aluminum that the iPhone has, and it also has LTE support. The base, 16GB version of the iPad mini with only Wi-Fi will be priced at $329 and ship on November 4th.
Apple also announced today several new Mac computers, including an update for its 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, the Mac Mini, new ultra-thin iMac computers, and a 4th-generation full-sized iPad.