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 iPad mini 2

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.

ipad lineup

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5 replies on “Apple iPad mini gets a 2048 x 1536 pixel Retina Display”

    1. They are not making ipad 2 anymore.

      I guess they have piles of old stock left.

      1. I’m not a fan of iPads, but I would think that they should have made the iPad 4 $399.

  1. Thats a huge upgrade of the mini. The one thing I really wanted was retina but I’ll take the rest too. 😉

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