As expected, Apple has officially announced the new iPad Mini as an addition to its trio range of tablet devices. According to the company, the iPad Mini measures only 7.2mm thick, a quarter thinner than the new 4th generation iPad.
The tablet comes with a 7.9-inch retina display that delivers a 1024×768 pixel resolution which is the same as the larger model, plus it is also powered by a dual-core A5 processor making it just as powerful. Apple noted that all softwares developed for the Apple’s iPad tablet range will work on the new Apple iPad Mini.
There’s a 5-megapixel iSight camera on the rear and a front-facing FaceTime HD camera up front. The Apple iPad Mini’s wireless connectivity has also been boosted to twice the speed, and the tablet includes a new Apple Lightning connector, and a battery capable of providing up to 10 hours of usage.
Apple made the presentation today and during they announced that they have just sold their 100 millionth iPad, over a time period of just two and a half years, which is unprecedented in a new category such as tablets. The new Apple iPad Mini will start at $329 with 16GB of internal memory, $429 with 32GB and $529 with 64GB of memory Wi-Fi only. The 3G iPad Mini is priced at $459 with 16GB, $559 with 32GB and $659 for 64GB of internal memory.