Apple has unveiled its new iPad Mini 2 with its Retina display technology and an improved A7 processor.
The iPad Mini 2 was unveiled alongside Apple's new flagship 10in iPad Air and new Macbook and Mac Pro range of laptops and desktops in California. Apple's Phil Schiller said the company added the new 7.9in Retina Display based on feedback from its customers.
"The iPad Mini has been a big hit with customers because it offers the complete iPad experience but at a smaller size point," he said. "The one most requested feature for the Mini is a Retina display. So, we've added a 7.9 in Retina Display."
Schiller said the iPad Mini's screen will display the same number of pixels as the full sized iPad Air and will be able to "show text as fine as a printed magazine or newspaper."
The Mini 2 will be powered by the same A7 chip seen on Apple's flagship smartphone the iPhone 5S. Schiller promised it will radically improve the iPad Mini's performance.
"The Mini is also powered by an A7 chip. This offers a huge jump in performance up to four-times faster GPU performance and eight-times better graphics," he said.
The Mini 2 is listed as having a 10 hour battery life and will feature LTE support. The new iOS 7 tablet will also feature a 5MP iSight rear camera and enhanced HD Facetime front camera
Apple iPad Mini 2 pricing will begin from £319 for the 16GB, £399 for the 32GB version, £479 for the 64GB model and £559 for the 128GB model. These figures are for the WiFi only version.
The WiFi and mobile data models will cost: £419 for the 16GB model, £499 for the 32GB model, £579 for the 64GB model and £659 for the 128GB model.
Check back with V3 later in November for a full review of the iPad Mini 2.
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