Apple introduced the brand new iPad mini to the world today at a highly anticipated media event in San Jose, California. Unlike other Apple media events, Apple offered a live feed of this event to Mac users, iPhone and iPad users and well as Apple TV users. The event was kicked off by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook who proudly boasted that the iPhone 5 sold out the first weekend it was launched selling more than 5 million units. A brand new 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac Mini and iMac and an iPad 4th generation was introduced. And then at 1:51 PM ET, the brand new iPad mini was introduced to the world.
Here’s the top 10 things you need to know about the brand new iPad mini:
1. The iPad mini is 7.2 mm and 0.68 lbs. It’s 23% thinner, yet 53% lighter and it fits in one hand.
2. It comes with a 7.9 inch display that offers crisp colors and sharp text. The iPad mini’s display uses the same LED backlight technology as the iPad. 1024 x 768 pixels which is the same as the original iPad, but on a screen that’s half the size.
3. The iPad mini comes with a variety of built-in apps including Siri, FaceTime, Safari, Mail, iBooks, Photos, Maps, Newsstand, Messages, Calendar, Reminders, Contacts, App Store, iTunes, Music, Videos, Notes, Camera, Photo Booth, Clock and Game Center.