The reason you’ve heard of the iPad mini Retina before is because Apple had already unveiled the tablet along with the iPad Air. But it failed to meet the Air’s November 1 market debut date amidst supply constraints and the launch was expected for later this month.
Cupertino’s online store has a ‘We’ll be back’ on display currently and the last time this happened, we got the iPhone 5S and 5C. So speculations about the company letting the 7″ tablet loose today are running wild and free.
But the mention of an ‘end of November’ launch is probably throwing some people off the idea, especially in the face of said Apple supply issues. Also, there’s a slight chance that all we’re witnessing is some routine website maintenance and not the company prepping for an announcement. It’s just hard to kill the enthusiasm the thought of new iDevices invoke.
In case you’ve been planning to get the iPad mini Retina, here’s a quick look at the specifications anyway:
– iOS 7
– 7.9″ 2048 x 1536p Retina display
– 64-bit A7 chip with M7 motion co-processor
– 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB memory options
– 5MP iSight and 1.2 FaceTime cameras
– Up to 10 hours of W-Fi web browsing
– 7.8″ x 5.3″ x 0.2″ dimensions
– 331g to 341g weight
The iPad mini with Retina display is now available for ordering from here. Painted in grey and silver, the Wi-Fi 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB carrier-locked versions are priced at $399, $499, $599 and $699, respectively. For cellular connectivity, it’s $529, $629, $729 and $829, in that order. Apart from Apple, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon are stocking it.