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iPad Mini, Smaller and Faster

November 5, 2012

Apple's new iPad mini is smaller and faster than its big brother. The tablet is 7.2 millimetres thick and weighs just over 300 grammes - that's about half as much as a regular iPad.

The resolution of the 7.9-inch display is 1024 x 768 pixels, significantly lower than the 2048 x 1536 pixels on the retina display of the 10-inch version.

The iPad mini is available in two versions. One version of the tablet comes with WLAN only and 16 gigabytes of memory and cost 329 euros (425 dollars). The UMTS version starts at 459 euros.

The new version of the full size iPad announced at the same time comes with the same LTE wireless standard as the iPad mini and runs the new A6X processor which is twice as fast as the A5X in the iPad 3. With WLAN the new iPad costs at least 499 euros. The version with UMTS and LTE is on sale from 629 euros.

Both the new iPad and the iPad mini come with the new Lightning connector introduced with the iPhone 5.

Apple also announced other new products. The all-in-one iMac computer will have a significantly thinner frame and no optical drive. The display of the 27-inch model supports a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and should have a lot less reflections on the screen. Working inside are the new i5 processors from Intel. With a 21-inch screen the iMac costs 1,349 euros while the larger version starts at 1,879 euros.

The 13-inch Macbook Pro is now also available with the high-resolution retina display that so far was only available on the 15-inch notebook. It costs at least 1,749 euros.

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Source: Copyright 2012 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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