Apple Announces iPad Mini 4 for $399, Lowers iPad Mini 2 Price to $269

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today announced the iPad mini 4 at its "Hey Siri" media event in San Francisco. The tablet is virtually a 7.9-inch version of the iPad Air 2 and is 6.1mm in thickness, which is 18% thinner than the previous generation. The tablet also weighs just 0.65 pounds with a 30% faster CPU and 60% faster graphics than the iPad Mini 3.


    The new tablet also has all of the expected improvements in its camera, with advanced optics, an improved sensor, and an Apple-designed image signal processor. The iPad Mini 4 includes Touch ID and uses new iOS 9 features like Slide Over, Split View, and Picture in Picture to provide users with a more robust and economical mobile experience.

    iPad Mini 4 is available in Space Gray, Gold, and Silver for $399 (16GB), $499 (64GB), and $599 (128GB), including cellular options. Apple has dropped the iPad mini 3 from its lineup, while the iPad mini 2 is available for $269.

    Article Link: Apple Announces iPad Mini 4 for $399, Lowers iPad Mini 2 Price to $269
  2. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    iPad mini continues to get no love from Apple. None.
  3. rrrahu1 macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2011
    New York
    What are the specs? Does it have an anti-reflective screen coating? Is it thinner than the iPad mini 3?
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Wonder what the storage capacity is on the base model.
  5. MaulRx Suspended

    Aug 27, 2012
    May be interested if it fits my magpul cases. Other wise I'll stick with what I have.
  6. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    Any place but here or there....
    If the resolution & color gamut are fixed, great. I wonder if it also has 2GB of Ram? That would get me to look at it more seriously.
  7. soupcan macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2014
    If Apple says a shrunk down iPad Air 2, it will have the A8 in it. I seriously doubt an A8X would even work in such a tiny device.
  8. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
  9. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    I'm starting to think they have too many products. Should be 1 mini, 1 Air and 1 Pro. This is plain confusing. Similar issue with the MacBook lineup.

    Also with OSes. tvOS, Mac OS, Watch OS, iOS.

    Keep it simple Apple.
  10. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    I have to wonder if Apple will try to unify their OS's like Windows did (or is doing) at some point.
  11. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    It just be the Mini 4, Air 2, and Pro. That's it.
  12. kazmac, Sep 9, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2015

    kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    Any place but here or there....

    Thanks for the resolution specs on the iPad Mini 4 Moolani. That changes things, but if it's still 1gb of RAM I'll probably skip.
  13. jschu22 macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2008
    And too many presenters. The ___ has "desktop class blah, blah, blah"... I get it, we don't need reps from so many apps up there playing a game or shopping.
  14. Moolani macrumors member


    Dec 18, 2012
  15. CFreymarc Suspended

    Sep 4, 2009
    The clock on the wall says three o'clock.

    One burbon, one scotch and one beer!
  16. d0hv macrumors regular


    Sep 3, 2015
    Great Galaxy ! Who in their right mine would spend 800 dollars on an iPad ? Might as well save a few more and get a MacBook.
  17. Wahlstrm macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2013
  18. Smileyboy macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    I see the value! After owning the rMB , the Pro is just what I want!
  19. Chad-VI macrumors 6502


    Mar 31, 2014
    In other news, does anyone know where I can get those Wallpapers :p
  20. Mr. Donahue macrumors 6502

    Mr. Donahue

    Sep 17, 2014
    Okay I'm glad they haven't ditched the Mini but wow!!!! The Mini got one sentence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "IPad Mini 4 will be the current iPad Air 2 in 'Mini' form" -
    That's it?! Ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There's something lackluster and .... Disappointing about it. Like reaching for an ice cold beverage and it's a little flat.
  21. Number-Six macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2013
  22. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    I don't understand why the iPad Mini 2 is the budget model they kept instead of the iPad Mini 3. They could have had TouchID across their entire iOS lineup.
  23. macgeek88 Suspended

    Jan 16, 2013
    I see the Mini being discontinued next year as rumored. I think they really want to focus on the bigger iPads and now the new Pro.

    When I first got my Mini, everyone said "why do you want one so small?!". The Mini's were popular, but I think most still probably prefer the iPad Air form factor, and I think Apple knows that.

    I plan on getting a Mini 4, as I don't see them continuing on after this year and while my Mini 2 works ok, it could use a bit of a boost for iOS 9. After that, I guess I'll have to get used to a bigger iPad.

    Google made a similar move by ditching the Nexus 7 form factor for the Nexus 9. I think the mini tablets aren't the focus anymore, and it's back to big tablets. Partly probably due to phones being so big ala the iPhone "" Plus that it makes a mini tablet not as necessary.
  24. jimbobb24 macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005
    Totally agree since the ONLY change from 2 to 3 was touch. Apple is just a mess here with very confusing product line up.

    On Apple website the chip in the mini 4 is the 8, while the air 2 has the 8x. If that is true, that means its not the power of the Air 2. And that means they are kind of full of crap.

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