As expected, Apple announced the new iPad mini tablet today, but they were not able to match the price of other 7-inch tablets hitting the market. Starting at $329, the iPad mini is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the third generation iPad, and it features 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD and 5 megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording, a dual-core A5 chip, Wi-Fi 802.11n, and 10 hours of battery life.
iPad mini with Wi-Fi will be available in black & slate or white & silver on November 2, priced at $329 for the 16GB model, $429 for the 32GB model and $529 for the 64GB model. The iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular / LTE and DC-HSDPA will be available in the US from AT&T, Sprint and Verizon priced at $459 for the 16GB model, $559 for the 32GB model and $659 for the 64GB model.
You can expect the fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi models to be available on November 2nd in black or white for $499 for the 16GB model, $599 for the 32GB model and $699 for the 64GB model. The fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be priced at $629 for the 16GB model, $729 for the 32GB model and $829 for the 64GB model.
Both the iPad mini and fourth generation iPad support Apple's Lightning connector with accessories available to support cameras, SD cards and VGA or HDMI digital video.