Apple Officially Kicks Off iPad mini and iPad 4 Sales

Apple stores around the world begin carrying the new generation of tablets

Just a few hours ago Apple kicked off sales of its latest iPad tablets in New Zealand and Australia, and is now following suit with the rest of the world, as promised earlier this month.

On October 23, Apple confirmed to the world that its iPad mini with Wi-Fi models would be available in Black & Slate or White & Silver on Friday, November 2.

Apple disclosed the retail pricing for the US market revealing that the tablet would start at $329 for the 16GB model, which translates into 254 EUR.

However, don’t think you’ll be paying this little for the iPad mini if you live in the EU. After adjusting the price to take taxes into account, Apple is selling the iPad mini for precisely €329 in countries like The Netherlands, Germany, and others. In the UK, the price is £269.

Above is a photo depicting Apple’s new-generation iPads on display at YOOBEE in Auckland, New Zealand.

Apple says that the iPad mini’s 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display delivers the same iPad experience users have come to expect from its larger siblings.

The design has 35 percent more screen real estate than regular 7-inch tablets, according to Apple. The iPad mini also puts 67 percent more usable viewing area in the hands of the user when browsing the web, according to Apple’s marketing materials.

And the dual-core A5 chip is said to deliver responsive graphics and a fast, fluid Multi-Touch experience, while no major impact on the battery.

As for the fourth-generation iPad, this is the latest version of Apple’s full-size tablet PC which now packs an enhanced set of cameras, a more powerful processor – A6X – better wireless capabilities, and more.

Retailing for the same price as its predecessor, the iPad 4 is also now available for purchase officially.

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