Apple Quietly Releases New iPad Mini 4 and Updates iPad Prices

Illustration for article titled Apple Quietly Releases New iPad Mini 4 and Updates iPad Prices

Right on the heels of today’s iPad Pro announcement, Apple also quickly revealed iPad Mini 4, which has all the power of the iPad Air 2 but in a “mini enclosure.” Although Apple didn’t say, previous rumors suggest this may be the last mini ever.

Advertisement

The new iPad Mini 4, out today, costs $399, weights just 0.65 pounds, and reportedly has the same electronic guts as the iPad Air 2. It’s a big step up from the iPad Mini 2, which is the new entry-level iPad at $269.

Illustration for article titled Apple Quietly Releases New iPad Mini 4 and Updates iPad Prices
Advertisement

The new Mini 4 is the same price as iPad Air, and iPad Air 2 costs $499, while the newly announced Pro starts at $799.

Rumors flew prior to today’s event about a possibly new iPad Mini: an even thinner one with an A8 or A9 processor, plus a souped up camera. There was even speculation that the previous iteration, iPad Mini 3, was the end of the iPad Mini line altogether. That’s obviously not the case.

Keep up with all things Apple with our liveblog here.

Advertisement

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

apple is sadly falling into an age old trap that steve job was so great avoiding. Choice paralysis. Steve jobs understood that despite the contradiction it presents, more choice leads to decision paralysis, and in fact fewer people would buy something rather than more.

you now have multiple products within a category, multiple categories, with the product qualities bleeding into each other. Plus you now have a weird model naming convention. for 400 do you choose a top of the line mini, or a generation old air with bigger screen? and where did the mini 3 go? The mini 3 is now outdated, and the 2 remains so that apple can make bigger margins? confusing.

The same confusion now extends to the macbook line too. macbook vs air vs pro. retina vs non retina. I lvoed the product lines of old. pick you category - desktop laptop or tablet. pick your size or your budget. boom. done.