“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.