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.

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    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

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    iPad mini continues to get no love from Apple. None.
     
  3. rrrahu1 macrumors member

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    What are the specs? Does it have an anti-reflective screen coating? Is it thinner than the iPad mini 3?
     
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    Wonder what the storage capacity is on the base model.
     
  5. MaulRx Suspended

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

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    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.
     
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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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    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

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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.
     
  11. Razeus macrumors 603

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

    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

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    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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    The clock on the wall says three o'clock.

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

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

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

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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 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.
     
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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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