Last night Apple unveiled two new iPads: one we were expecting, and one we weren’t.
The first was the much rumoured iPad Mini that everybody had been expecting. It boasts a 7.9″ screen with a resolution of 1024×768 – which is identical to that of the iPad and iPad 2. This decision is apparently to ensure iPad 2 apps work perfectly with the device – it’s more likely that the cost of a retina display would have jacked the price up.
It comes with a 5MP camera on the back and a front facing camera for Facetime, it also contains an Apple A5 chip that was found in the iPhone 4 and a new Lightning USB connector.
It hits the UK on November 2nd starting at £269 for the 16GB model – which makes it a little bit pricier than Google’s Nexus 7 offering.
The iPad 4 was the surprise reveal as it means a 2nd iPad refresh within six months, something many Apple fans may not be too happy about. It’s exactly the same as the iPad 3 except it contains a brand new A6X chip offering twice the performance over the last iteration, and it features the lightning connector too.
This iPad will also launch on November 2nd starting at £399.