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iPad Mini launches with 7.9in display

Apple in mini tablet shocker – the rumours were (mostly) true and Cupertino is joining the 7in slate party. Click on for a spec rundown

UPDATE: iPad Mini full review here

Apple’s iPad Mini is official. Tim Cook is waving one around on stage in San Jose and now we’ve got all the specs. So how does it compare to the iPad 3, Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD

Well, there’s that smaller display to start with very skinny bezels. It’s 7.9in with a resolution of 1024×768. Build-wise, the iPad Mini has an aluminium curved back and the same finish as the iPhone 5. 

Inside there’s an A5 chip running the show, a FaceTime HD camera on front and a 5MP iSight camera round the back. LTE 4G is also on board – get a move on EE – with Wi-Fi and there’s a Lightning connector of course instead of the old 30 pin stalwart. 

We’re also looking forward to testing out that 10 hour battery life on the iPad Mini and trying out the new Smart Cover. 

We’ll be posting price stories throughout the launch but for now, a 16GB with Wi-Fi is US$329 and available to pre-order on October 26th with a release date of November 2nd. 

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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