Apple Introduces iPad mini 2 with Retina Display: Features, Price, Availability

Apple has introduced a new iPad mini with Retina Display today at an event held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The iPad mini 2 not only packs the much needed Retina display, it also includes quite a few features we’re quite familiar with such as A7 64-bit processor. Hit the jump for more on iPad mini 2 Retina features, price and availability
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iPad mini 2 Features

Retina Display – The new iPad mini comes with a Retina display, which means it packs 4x the pixels as compared to its predecessor in the same size display. It has a 7.9-inch display with 2048×1536 resolution and over 3.1 million pixels.

Thin and Light Design – Despite all the new features and Retina display introduction, the new iPad mini 2 is still thin and light as its predecessor. It’s just 0.29 inch thin and weighs less than three-quarters of a pound.

Chipset – Just like iPad Air, the new iPad mini comes loaded with Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture. That means up to 4x the CPU speed and up to 8x the graphics performance for everything you do. It also incorporates M7 coprocessor.

Battery – Even though the iPad mini 2 has a retina display and features faster A7 processor and M7 coprocessor, still it gives the same 10-hours battery time. It’s because A7 processor is not just powerful, it’s very efficient as well.

Better connectivity – iPad mini 2 features Ultrafast WiFi and support for more LTE bands. It features two antennas for WiFi and MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) technology. The speed can reach up to 300 Mbps.

Camera – iPad mini with Retina display features a FaceTime HD front-facing camera. It has a 5MP iSight rear camera and captures 1080p video.

Color Options – iPad mini with Retina display comes in two color options: Space Grey and Silver.

Storage options – 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB

iPad mini 2 Price

The iPad mini 2 with Retina display is a bit expensive than the first generation iPad mini due to the Retina display.

WiFi Model – 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB – $399, $499, $599, $699 respectively.
Wi-Fi + Cellular model – 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB – $529, $629, $729, $829 respectively.

iPad mini 2 Availability

Apple has announced the availability of iPad mini 2 later in November.

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Also checkout: Apple iPad Air: Price, Features, Availability

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