As part of its iPad mini update today adding a Retina display to its smaller iPad line, Apple also introduced new 128 GB variations for the first time.

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The new models, which offer double the storage capacity of the previous high-end iPad mini, will come with a $100 premium available in all combinations of space gray and silver and Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi + Cellular models.

The move comes almost eight months after Apple announced that the full-sized iPad would be receiving a 128GB variation.

The iPad mini with Retina Display is currently unavailable, but will arrive in November.

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Top Rated Comments

ValSalva Avatar
137 months ago
What do people expect? Of course the price was going to go up for a Retina model.

It will still sell like crazy. No Retina was a deal killer for a lot of people.
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indychris Avatar
137 months ago
Sure, don't we all wish that all Apple products were cheaper, but in reality this is EXACTLY what I have been waiting for to upgrade from my iPad 3. And seeing that I long ago ran out of space on my 3, the 128 Mini will double my current storage capacity for photos, music and apps.
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larrylaffer Avatar
137 months ago
First for overpriced miniature iPads.
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ipedro Avatar
137 months ago
The new iPad Mini retina is spec for spec exactly the same as the iPad Air -- Just a smaller size screen. Even though I wanted a full size iPad, in anticipation of an iPad Pro at WWDC, I'm picking up a Mini retina which can be repurposed for the car later :)
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