iPad mini with Retina display goes on sale through online store


Pricing starts at £319 for 16GB Wi-Fi only model through to £659 for the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model, with wider availability expected later this month 

The Apple iPad mini with Retina display has now gone on sale. The latest tablet addition to the manufacturer’s portfolio was unveiled alongside the iPad Air on October 22.

The device is powered by Apple’s 64-bit A7 chip, with the pixel density doubled from 163 to 326 pixels. It is 0.3mm thicker than its predecessor at 7.5mm and weighs 331g, which is 23g more than the previous model.

The tablet, which runs iOS 7, has a five megapixel rear camera and 1.2 megapixel FaceTime HD camera for video calling.

It is currently available to buy through the Apple Online Store, with customers able to collect the product at Apple’s retail stores, and at selected carriers and select Apple Authorised Resellers.

The iPad mini with Retina display comes in silver and grey, with Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + cellular models available.

The Wi-Fi only model costs £319 for 16GB of memory, £399 for 32GB, £479 for 64GB and £559 for 128GB. The Wi-Fi + Cellular costs an additional £100 for each model.

UK retailers and operators are expected to begin selling the iPad mini with Retina display later this month. Carphone Warehouse, EE, Vodafone and Three all confirmed last month they would be selling the tablet.

Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Philip Schiller said: “The response to iPad Ar has been incredible, and we’re excited for customer to experience the new iPad mini with Retina display. We think customers will love both of these thin, light, powerful new iPads, and we’re working hard to get as many as we can in the hands of our customers.”