Apple unveils 7.9-inch iPad Mini

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New 7.9 inch iPad Mini device will be available from next month – with prices expected to start at £269

Apple has this evening unveiled its much anticipated fourth iPad tablet device, the 7.9 inch iPad Mini during an event in California.

The new device, which is just 7.2mm thick and weighs 0.68 pounds, goes on sale in the US on November 2, with prices ranging from $329 for the WiFi only 16GB version to $659 for a 64GB SIM (4G) ready model.

Devices will be available in both black and white casing.

Other prices include $429, $529 for the WiFi only 32GB and 64GB model. SIM ready models will priced at $459, $559 and $659 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions respectively.

Features include a five megapixel front facing camera, A5x chip and a 10 hour battery.

The device will be available from November 2. UK prices are expected to start at £269. Pre orders will be accepted by Apple from October 26.

Apple also confirmed the firm had now sold more than 100 million iPad 2 devices since it was launched in March last year.

Apple senior VP of worldwide marketing Philip Schiller said: ” With its 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. “It’s 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.”

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