Retina iPad Mini Hit The Apple Store
Posted: November 12, 2013 by Emily Brown
In a surprise move, the Apple store has come back online Tuesday when it started silently taking orders for its new iPad mini with Retina display. iPad users were pleasantly taken aback by the outage, since the sale data had not been previously set, but Apple only implied it would be in "November".
When it comes to pricing, it remained exactly the same as it was announced. The Retina iPad Mini starts at $399, and the price includes 16GB of storage and Wi-Fi connectivity. There is a way to beef it up to 128GB of storage and add 3G connectivity, which will cost you $829. Less dear storage options are 32GB and 64GB, which come at $629 and $729, respectively. As for the color options, you can choose from space grey and silver.
Once you've made the order, your iPad Mini will be delivered in one to three business days if its 16GB or 32GB Wi-Fi model, while for all other variants you'll have to wait from five to ten business days.
What makes this latest addition to the iPad family truly fascinating is the 2048×1536 Retina screen, a liquid crystal display said to be "millions of pixels ahead of its time. Or in plain English, it has over 3.1 million pixels, i.e., four times the pixels as the original iPad mini. Plus, the iPad Mini comes with the 64-bit A7 processor and the M7 motion-tracking coprocessor, as well as an increased battery life up to 10 hours.