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Apple Announces iPad Mini 4 for $399, Lowers iPad Mini 2 Price to $269

Apple today announced the iPad mini 4 at its "Hey Siri" media event in San Francisco. The tablet is virtually a 7.9-inch version of the iPad Air 2 and is 6.1mm in thickness, which is 18% thinner than the previous generation. The tablet also weighs just 0.65 pounds with a 30% faster CPU and 60% faster graphics than the iPad Mini 3.

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The new tablet also has all of the expected improvements in its camera, with advanced optics, an improved sensor, and an Apple‑designed image signal processor. The iPad Mini 4 includes Touch ID and uses new iOS 9 features like Slide Over, Split View, and Picture in Picture to provide users with a more robust and economical mobile experience.

iPad Mini 4 is available in Space Gray, Gold, and Silver for $399 (16GB), $499 (64GB), and $599 (128GB), including cellular options. Apple has dropped the iPad mini 3 from its lineup, while the iPad mini 2 is available for $269.

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12 months ago
I'm starting to think they have too many products. Should be 1 mini, 1 Air and 1 Pro. This is plain confusing. Similar issue with the MacBook lineup.

Also with OSes. tvOS, Mac OS, Watch OS, iOS.

Keep it simple Apple.
Rating: 11 Votes
12 months ago
iPad mini continues to get no love from Apple. None.
Rating: 7 Votes
12 months ago
If the resolution & color gamut are fixed, great. I wonder if it also has 2GB of Ram? That would get me to look at it more seriously.
Rating: 4 Votes
12 months ago
Okay I'm glad they haven't ditched the Mini but wow!!!! The Mini got one sentence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "IPad Mini 4 will be the current iPad Air 2 in 'Mini' form" -
That's it?! Ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There's something lackluster and .... Disappointing about it. Like reaching for an ice cold beverage and it's a little flat.
Rating: 3 Votes
12 months ago
but does it have 2GB of RAM?
Rating: 3 Votes
12 months ago
It's still 1024*768

http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/09/apple-ipad-mini-4-price-specs/
Rating: 2 Votes
12 months ago

It's still 1024*768

http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/09/apple-ipad-mini-4-price-specs/

That's not even the resolution of the current iPad Mini, so why would the new one revert to that?

It will be 2048x1536, like the iPad Mini 2/3
Rating: 2 Votes
12 months ago

I'm starting to think they have too many products. Should be 1 mini, 1 Air and 1 Pro. This is plain confusing. Similar issue with the MacBook lineup.

Also with OSes. tvOS, Mac OS, Watch OS, iOS.

Keep it simple Apple.


They should have...iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro.
And for Macbooks...MacBook (12"), MacBook Air (13"), and MacBook Pro (15")
And for phones...iPhone mini (4"), iPhone Air (4.7"), iPhone Pro (5.5")

Simple.
Rating: 2 Votes
12 months ago
In the web of apple says an A8 processor not an A8X processor.
1Gb of ram again?
No split view?
Rating: 2 Votes
12 months ago

iPad mini 4, 16GB, Gold ordered! 4 - 6 dispatch with 16th - 18th delivery.


I ordered one too, 16GB Space Grey WiFi version. Same delivery date.

I understand that some people are disappointed or don't feel the need to upgrade since there are no big changes. But that doesn't make the iPad Mini 4 a bad product. It has improved and for people like me who don't have an iPad yet it is an exciting product. I think that the Mini 4 in comparison with the Mini 2 has enough improvements to justify the price gap.

- 30% faster CPU
- 60% faster graphics
- Thinner design
- More lightweight
- Laminated display
- Antireflective coating
- Touch-ID
- AC Wifi

So those improvements made it a no-brainer for me so I pulled the trigger and ordered one right away. :)
Rating: 2 Votes

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