iPad Mini Release Date Is November 2nd (For Wi-Fi Models)By: Chris Crum - October 23, 2012
As you may have heard, Apple released the iPad Mini (among other things) today, after months of anticipation. The device will be available on Friday, November 2nd in black & slate and white & silver models in the U.S.
A 16GB version will cost you $329. A 32GB model will set you back $429. The 64GB model is $529. The devices will be sold through the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers in the following countries: US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
The iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular models will start shipping a couple weeks later, beginning in the U.S. on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. Pricing for these models are as follows: $459 for the 16GB model, $559 for the 32GB model and $659 (US) for the 64GB model.
“iPad mini is every inch an iPad. With its gorgeous 7.9-inch display, iPad mini features the same number of pixels as the original iPad and iPad 2, so you can run more than 275,000 apps designed specifically for iPad,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPad mini is as thin as a pencil and as light as a pad of paper, yet packs a fast A5 chip, FaceTime HD and 5 megapixel iSight cameras and ultrafast wireless―all while delivering up to 10 hours of battery life.”
Pre-orders begin this Friday, October 26.
More on the iPad Mini and the new 4th-generation iPad here.