Apple announced at their event on Tuesday the anticipated iPad Mini, which was the worst kept secret since the iPhone 5. The iPad Mini is like a slightly larger iPod Touch, or a slightly smaller iPad, depending on how you look at. Some have said it looks quite similar to a Galaxy Note.
Here’s a look at the specs:
- Display size: 7.9 inches diagonally
- Display resolution: 1024 by 768 pixels
- Weight: 0.68 pound (0.69 pound for cellular versions)
- Cameras: 5-megapixel camera on back and a low-resolution camera on front, for videoconferencing
- Battery life: 10 hours
- Software: iOS 6
The iPad Mini, which will compete with other 7-inch tablets such as Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD, starts from $329 for the basic 16GB, Wi-Fi-only model. The Mini was expected to start at $249.
Apple also announced a fourth-generation iPad with a faster processor, plus upgrades to several other products, including the 13-inch MacBook Pro and iMac.