At a Media Event on Tuesday Apple announced a new iPd Mini with Retina Display. The Retina iPad mini includes a 64-bit A7 processor, M7 motion co-processor, and an upgraded 5-megapixel rear iSight camera with a backside illumination sensor and 1080p HD video capability. Meanwhile, the front of the device now features a new FaceTime HD camera with larger pixels that is also accompanied by dual microphones. The new iPad mini also now features multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) technology that offers up to 2x faster Wi-Fi, with both 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and LTE cellular models that available with up to 10 hours of battery life.
Apple has raised the price of the iPad with the inclusion of a Retina screen, and will offer it in 16, 32, 64, and new 128 GB models.
In addition to offering the Retina iPad mini, Apple will continue to sell the existing iPad mini at a lower price, offering only the low-end 16 GB model.. The first-generation black models will also see a shift from the previous slate shell to Apple's new space gray colour.
The updated iPad Mini is expected to reach South Africa in early December. Here are our expected prices of the iPad Mini in South Africa:
16GB Wifi - R3 199.00
16GB Wifi + Cellular - R4 699.00
iPad Mini with Retina Display
16GB Wifi - R4 399
16GB Wifi + Cellular - R5 799.00
32GB Wifi - R5 699.00
32GB Wifi + Cellular - R6 999.00
64GB Wifi - R6 799.00
64GB Wifi + Cellular - R7 099.00
128GB Wifi - R7 899.00
128GB Wifi + Cellular - R8 199.00