The iPad Mini is the cheapest of the two, starting at $399 for the Wi-Fi model and $529 for the Wi-Fi and LTE model. It's also powered by the A12 chip, which is a lot of power for a tiny frame - it all means it's pretty much exactly a smaller version of the iPad Air.
In terms of the specifications, the iPad Air (2019) packs a 10.5-inch LED-backlit Retina display with 1668x2224 pixels resolution.
"iPad continues to provide magical new experiences for a growing range of uses where it is the absolute best device, from playing games in augmented reality to note-taking and drawing with Apple Pencil, from streaming HD movies and editing 4K films to learning to develop apps with Swift Playgrounds", said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. Though prospective buyers will need to consider total price after calculating the cost of the Smart Keyboard ($159) and Apple Pencil ($99), if those accessories are desired. We've also wanted our readers to see how both products differ from last year's iPad 6, so check all the details here. Before now the iPad mini hadn't been updated since 2015, and with the increasing popularity of larger iPhones, many suspected the device simply didn't have a big enough market to merit future updates.
The new iPad mini surprisingly bears very similar specs to the iPad Air.
Apple has just revealed the newest additions to its iPad lineup with the announcement of an updated, 10.5-inch iPad Air and a new iPad mini with support for Apple Pencil. Even though Apple has included latest internals in this new device, it features the same-old boring design with huge bezels surrounding the display. For the first time, the mini line has also gained support for Apple Pencil. The latest generation model now comes with the A12 Bionic chip. The display is 25% brighter, has True Tone and P3 wide color support, too.
Truth be told, the company's lineup now does make a bit more sense as it now goes like this, from smaller to bigger: iPad mini, iPad, iPad Air, iPad Pro.
Apple's iPad line is now more diverse and powerful than ever before.
The new iPad models are available in 64GB or 256GB sizes and come in silver, space gray, or gold. On the low end, the entry-level iPad remains $329, but moving up from there you can get a modern iPad mini or iPad Air for $399 and $499, respectively, before making the leap to the $799 and up iPad Pros. And support for Pencil is nice if you're into that sort of thing.
Just as expected, Apple took to the airwaves and announced two new Ipads without great fanfare in the form of a press release.