After months of speculation, rumors and hints, Apple has finally announced their highly anticipated iPad mini at its latest product launch event Tuesday that started at 10 a.m. PST.
number of new things, of course, included the iPad mini.
CNET reported that Apple announced at the event the smaller, redesigned version of the iPad.
Reported by CNET the iPad Mini has a 7.9-inch screen and runs on Apple iOS 6 software.
Being 7.2mm thick it is approximately 23 percent thinner than fourth-generation ipads, CNET reports. It also only weighs .68 pounds "making it 53 percent lighter than its bigger brother."
Its screen's resolution is at 1,024 x 768 pixels, which is the same as the first- and second-generation iPad.
Fox News reported that Schiller said to the crowd "So this iPad mini is just 7.2 mm thick. That's about a quarter thinner than the fourth-generation iPad. Thinner than a pencil." He also added that Apple has sold 84 million iPads since they first went on the market in 2010.
USA Today reported that the price of the iPad mini would be $329.
USA Today reported that the iPad Mini is made of aluminum and has a dual-core A5 chip. Included in it are FaceTime JD and a 5mpg iSight camera.
"It has fast LTE wireless as the bigger iPads, and faster Wi-Fi too. And it has the inevitable Lightening connector (bad news for those of you with lots of iPad accessories based on the prior dock connector)," reported USA Today.
According to Fox News, Cook also said that "We've reached another milestone - customers have downloaded 35 billion apps from the store. This is jaw dropping."
Apple also announced the new MacBook Pro which is .75-inch thin, "one-fifth thinner than its predecessor and at just 3.57 pounds is much lighter," reported USA Today. The MacBook Pro starts at $1699 and starts shipping today.