Apple’s iPad mini is smaller and cheaper than the full-sized iPad, but up until recently it’s been hampered by a lower resolution display. Apple is fixing that with the second-generation iPad mini, which basically has all the hardware of an iPad Air, but in a smaller body.
The new iPad mini has a 7.9 inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel display and an Apple A7 processor. It’ll be available in November for $399 and up.
Apple says the new iPad mini will get up to 10 hours of battery life while offering faster WiFi than its predecessor, 4 times more processing power, and graphics that are up to 8 times as fast.
The company is also keeping the original iPad mini alive, but dropping the price. It now sells for $299 and up, which means the complete iPad lineup includes models starting at $299, $399, and $499.
That means Apple’s tablet lineup continues to be a bit more expensive than your typical Android tablet line. But the tablets are priced competitively with the latest Windows tablets.