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Shortages expected for iPad mini with retina display

If you've been counting the days until you can get your hands on the new Apple iPad mini with Retina display, the tablet has officially launched. The iPad mini with the Retina Display brings the same resolution from the 9.7-inch iPad (2048x1536) to a smaller 7.9-inch device.
 
We already know all the hardware features of the iPad mini with Retina display. The tablet will use an Apple A7 processor featuring a 64-bit desktop-class architecture. All versions of the tablet will feature integrated Wi-Fi with versions offering LTE 4G connectivity available for $130 extra.
 
“The response to iPad Air has been incredible, and we’re excited for customers to experience the new iPad mini with Retina display,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We think customers will love both of these thin, light, powerful new iPads, and we’re working hard to get as many as we can in the hands of our customers.”


iPad mini with Retina Display
 
With Apple's comment that it is "working hard" to get the new iPad mini into the hands of customers, you can bet there will be a shortage of this tablet early on. The basic Wi-Fi version of the iPad mini with Retina display and 16 GB of storage will sell for $399, a 32 GB version sells for $499, and a 64 GB version sells for $599. People needing even more storage can get a 128 GB version for $699.
 
Versions of the iPad mini with Retina display featuring integrated LTE connectivity start at $529 for 16 GB of storage and go up to $829 for 128 GB of storage. With the new iPad mini with Retina display now available, the original iPad mini can be purchased for $299 with 16 GB of storage.

Sources: Apple, Apple Store



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RE: I love the hardware...
By Reclaimer77 on 11/12/2013 3:56:00 PM , Rating: 2
I've never been impressed with the iPad personally. You get the bare minimum for a premium price, and the most antiquated OS out there.

The damn things STILL only have 1gig of memory! I just love when the browser has to reload pages because there's not enough memory to keep things in the cache. This is 2013 right?


RE: I love the hardware...
By Solandri on 11/12/2013 4:13:53 PM , Rating: 2
While they definitely could use more memory, Apple is good (and has always been good) about minimizing the memory footprint of their OSes. It's a questionable priority considering how cheap memory is. But nevertheless one of the benefits is that they can get away with 1 GB while other products use 2 GB. The shortfall does show up when you do memory-intensive tasks though.


RE: I love the hardware...
By Reclaimer77 on 11/12/2013 4:30:14 PM , Rating: 2
But they AREN'T getting away with it when the OS can't multitask and the browser has to reload pages every time you go back to one.

I've even seen Safari crash because lots of tabs were open and it ran out of memory. That's unacceptable.


RE: I love the hardware...
By Tony Swash on 11/13/13, Rating: 0
"I want people to see my movies in the best formats possible. For [Paramount] to deny people who have Blu-ray sucks!" -- Movie Director Michael Bay














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