Apple announced the second generation iPad Mini, now with a high resolution Retina display, during an event on October 22. While the full-size tablet launched on the day, the iPad Air, was given a release date and has already gone on sale, we’ve been forced to wait patiently for news on the smaller model. That wait is now over, as the Retina iPad Mini is available to buy through Apple.com.
Buyers will only have to make a few choices before the new iPad Mini leaves Apple’s warehouse. The first concerns colour, as it’s available in either Space Grey (like the iPhone 5S) or silver, then it comes down to how much storage space the tablet will need.
The 16GB model costs £320, while the 32GB is £400. Move up to 64GB and you’ll need to pay £480, and finally if you want 128GB then the price is a hefty £560. The only other decision is on connectivity, as all these are Wi-Fi only, but if you want 3G/4G, then add another £100 to each of these prices.
Apple’s new iPad Mini comes with an amazing 7.9-inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution screen, along with the new 64-bit A7 processor, which also made its debut in the iPhone 5S. The 7.5mm thick tablet weighs just 331 grams, and comes with a 5-megapixel camera on the back, and a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera on the front.
At the moment, the 16GB and 32GB iPad Mini with Retina Display tablets have a one to three day delivery time, while the two larger models are between five and ten. You’ll need to be quick if you want one soon, as for now Apple’s online store is the only place to buy one, indicating stocks are short.