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

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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
 
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soupcan

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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.
 
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daneoni

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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.
 

Razeus

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I have to wonder if Apple will try to unify their OS's like Windows did (or is doing) at some point.
 

Razeus

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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.
It just be the Mini 4, Air 2, and Pro. That's it.
 

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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.
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.
 
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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.
The clock on the wall says three o'clock.

One burbon, one scotch and one beer!
 
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d0hv

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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.
 

Mr. Donahue

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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