“The one most requested feature to add to iPad mini was a beautiful Retina display, and that’s what we’re going to do today,” Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller said at the event. The iPad Mini finally gets a Retina Display.

Apple’s new iPad mini indeed features a 7.9-inch display that bumps the resolution from 1,024 x 768 pixels on last year’s model to 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, which is obviously a huge improvement. But there’s more to Apple’s new iPad mini than just the display, of course.

The new version of the iPad mini also features Apple’s 64-bit A7 processor, features expanded LTE support, a 5 megapixel camera and delivers up to 10 hours of battery life. The Retina-equipped iPad mini will sell starting at $399 as the original iPad mini will see its price cut down to $299. Apple says the second-generation iPad mini will be available in November.

 The following charts should help better illustrate what’s new and what’s changed from last year’s iPad crop to this year’s reboots.


Wi-Fi capacity and price 16GB ($399), 32GB ($499), 64GB ($599), 128GB ($699) 16GB ($329), 32GB ($429), 64GB ($529)
Cellular and price 16GB ($529), 32GB ($629), 64GB ($729), 128GB ($829) 16GB ($459), 32GB ($559), 64GB ($659)
Colors and material Space gray, silver; aluminum Black, white; aluminum
Dimensions 7.87 x 5.3 x 0.28 inches 7.87 x 5.3 x 0.28 inches
Weight 0.68 pound (Wi-Fi);
0.69 pound (cellular)
0.73 pound (Wi-Fi);
0.75 pound (cellular)
Display 7.9-inch IPS;
2,048×1,536 pixels (326ppi)
7.9-inch IPS;
1,024×768 pixels (163ppi)
Processor A7 chip (64-bit architecture);
M7 motion coprocessor
Dual-core A5 chip
GPU Unconfirmed Dual-core PowerVR SGX543MP2
Rear camera 5-megapixel camera;
1080p HD video
5-megapixel camera;
1080p HD video
Front-facing camera 1.2-megapixel;
720p HD
720p HD
RAM Unconfirmed 1GB
Battery life Up to 10 hours Wi-Fi, 9 hours cellular Up to 10 hours Wi-Fi and cellular
SIM Micro-SIM Micro-SIM
Connector Lightning Lightning