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- Apple has debuted new versions of the iPad and the iPad Mini – both are up for preorder now.
- The iPad will start at $329 and has better performance and Apple’s latest video-chat technology.
- The iPad Mini has a new design and improved camera system. It starts at $499.
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Apple unveiled revamped versions of two of its fan-favorite iPads during its September 14 keynote address.
At its annual iPhone event on Tuesday, Apple took the wraps off an upgraded version of its low-cost iPad and a redesigned iPad Mini, which cost $329 and $499 respectively.
The latest iPad runs on Apple’s A13 Bionic chip, which makes the device 20% faster than the previous version, Apple says. The new iPad has an upgraded signal processor for improved rear camera performance, as well as a new, 12 megapixel front camera that provides a 122-degree field of view.
Like the iPad Pro, the iPad will run Apple’s Center Stage technology, which follows the user as they move around on video chats.
The latest iPad will start at $329 for the 64 GB version and come in silver and space gray. Customers can preorder it right now and it will be available generally starting September 24.
The new iPad Mini, a smaller yet more premium iPad, is getting a new design with narrower bezels around the display and rounded edges. Apple also removed the home button from the front of the device — it’s now situated at the top of the device, but it still contains Touch ID, Apple’s fingerprint scanning technology.
The iPad Mini will have an improved front and rear camera, with the ability to shoot
video and run Apple’s Center Stage technology. The device also supports Apple’s second-generation Apple Pencil.
iPad and iPad Mini price
The latest iPad will start at $329 for the 64GB version and come in silver and space gray. This is an improvement on the starting specification of last year’s 10.2-inch iPad, which came with 32GB of storage to start.
The iPad Mini starts at $499 in purple, pink, gold, and space gray. It too comes with 64GB of storage to start.
iPad and iPad Mini release date
The latest iPad and iPad Mini are available for preorder right now, and both will be available in stores and generally online starting September 24.