Bloggers and techies alike have been speculating it for months, but today Apple made it official: the iPad Mini is the newest member of the Apple family. With a 7.9-inch retina display, the iPad mini is 23% thinner and 53% lighter than the latest iPad with the same 1024-by-768 resolution – which makes for an incredibly sharp and clear display. Apple’s goal for the iPad mini is clear: to offer a smaller tablet of higher quality than its competition. Whether or not Apple can successfully achieve this goal without compromising any aspects of the “iPad experience” is yet to be determined by consumers and critics alike. With a starting price of $329 and pre-orders beginning this Friday, we’ll soon know if this goal has been achieved.
Along with the iPad mini, Apple also revealed their new 13-inch MacBook Pro with retina display, their updated line of iMacs, and the 4th generation iPad – all of which include thinner designs, better processing speeds, and updated displays. This came as a mild surprise to most of us expecting just the iPad mini and maybe a software update to be announced today, but it’s clear Apple’s intent to update their product line is well underway.
As always, eTech Parts is working hard to make sure we have the parts you need in stock – including accessories for your new iDevices! We will have cases and accessories available for your purchase within days of the November 2nd release date, so keep checking back for news and updates!