iPad Mini official: 7.9-inch display, iOS6, 7.2mm thickness, 1024 x 768 resolution, starts at $329

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Alright folks – it’s official: Apple has just unveiled the iPad Mini. Externally the iPad Mini looks a lot like the new iPod Touch – only bigger, obviously. The new device is optimized for one hand operation, what with the newer, smaller 7.9-inch display.  The iPad Mini is only 7.2mm thick, and almost half a pound in weight, which is half as light as a fourth generation iPad. There will be two color choices available – black and white.

As for the display, Apple has decided to put in a 7.9-inch display, which has a resolution of 1,024 x 768, which if you recall, is the exact same resolution as the iPad 2. Which means that thousands and thousands of apps made for the iPad 2 and older iPad won’t have any problems running on it.

The iPad Mini uses Apple’s dual-core A5 processor, have a FaceTime HD camera on the front and a 5-megapixel iSight camera on the back with full HD recording capabilities. On the radio front, the iPad Mini will boast LTE capability right off the bat, and GSM capabilities as well. The iPad Mini will also have Lighting dock, as well 10-hour battery endurance.

As far as price is concerned, the iPad Mini will go for $329 for the 16GB WiFi version, which is around Php 13,500 without taxes. The 32GB iPad Mini will go for $429 while the 64GB iPad Mini will go for $519. If you want 3G enabled iPad Minis, you can expect to shell out $459 for the 16GB version, $559 for the 32GB version and $659 for the 64GB version.