iPad mini: Now with Retina display
APPLE's new iPad mini brings it closer to its bigger iOS cousin than ever before.
Like the iPad, the 7.9-inch mini now comes with a Retina display - something consumers have been clamouring for. Under the hood, it is powered by the same A7 chip which drives the iPad Air and the iPhone 5s.
Apple claims that the iPad Mini is four times faster than last year's model, with eight times the graphics performance, while still providing 10 hours of battery life.
Reviewers said images look strikingly better than on the previous iPad mini, while the device retains the same feel and heft.
But experts feel its biggest hurdle will be the price.
The Wi-Fi version of the new iPad mini starts at US$399 (S$500) for 16GB of storage - US$70 more than the first-generation iPad Mini, which debuted at US$329. In comparison, the 7-inch Google Nexus 7 is priced at only US$299.
The new iPad mini will be launched in Singapore next month.