All ipad mini fans would be happy to know that gone are the days of mediocre screen as today Apple has announced the new iPad mini is getting upgraded with a new Retina display. The new screen resolution of the latest iPad mini matches that of the latest 10-inch iPads at 2048 x 1536 — and is now powered by the same 64-bit Apple A7 chip as in the iPad Air and iPhone 5S.
The device will be available in the US in November for $399 with Wi-Fi or $529 with LTE/3G mobile data, the new mini is more expensive than its direct predecessor, but the first-gen device is being kept around as well. We can see that Apple has cut the price of the 2012 iPad mini, now costing $299 and acting as Apple’s entry-level tablet device.
Alongside the refreshed 7.9-inch iPad mini, Apple has announced colorful Smart Covers, costing $39 each, and more expansive wraparound cases that cost $79. The 2013 iPad mini will be available in either a white and silver color combo or a space gray and black pairing. There is also an addition of a new 128GB storage option — that will set you back $699 on the Wi-Fi mini or $829 if you want an LTE or 3G mobile connection as well.