Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Apple announces the iPad mini and 4th generation iPad

Several hours ago, Apple announced the long-rumored iPad mini. They have also released the 4th generation iPad.

iPad mini Philippines

iPad mini

The iPad mini features a smaller 7.9-inch display than the iPad with a 1024x768 resolution, which is the same as the iPad 2. It’s also 23% thinner than the iPad, just 7.2mm thin and 53% lighter at 0.68 pounds. Powering the iPad mini is the dual-core A5 processor, again, the same as on the iPad 2. The battery life is rated at 10 hours, which is the same as every other iPad.

iPad mini side view

More over, the iPad have a FaceTime HD camera on the front, and a 5 Megapixels iSight camera on the back. It can record full HD 1080p videos. For the second time now, Siri makes its way to the iPad — this time in the iPad mini. Lastly, it has LTE. It supports a wide array of LTE frequencies including the ones used by Smart and Globe.

The iPad mini is priced starting $329 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and as much as $659 for the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. Pricing for the Philippines is not yet announced, though there was an alleged pricing for the country that leaked out a couple days ago.

LEAKED: Alleged iPad mini Pricing for the Philippines

iPad 4th generation

Goodbye the new iPad, hello iPad 4th generation. That’s right. In an unexpected move, Apple announced the 4th generation iPad which now includes the A6X processor, a FaceTime HD camera, an improved and expanded Wi-Fi and LTE networks support, and the Lightning connector. Pricing will remain the same but it remains unclear on when will it land in the Philippine shores. Apple also yanked the 3rd generation iPad on it’s online store, that means, yes, it’s now obsolete.

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