iPad Mini is launched: UK prices and release dateNew 7.9-inch tablet costing £269

23 October 2012

Apple iPad Mini

Apple has confirmed the launch of the iPad Mini, a 7.9-inch tablet costing £269 which will launch in the UK on November 2.

The new tablet is smaller, lighter and cheaper than previous iPad models, as Apple aims to compete with new tablets from Amazon and Google. The tablet will go on sale in the UK on November 2, in time for Christmas.

Unlike the latest iPad, the Mini has the screen resolution of the iPad 2 (1,024x768 pixels) and the same dual-core A5 processor of the older model. Despite these modest specifications prices for the iPad Mini will start at £269, with the most expensive version costing £529.

For more information read our Apple iPad Mini features explained post.

Like previous versions of the iPad it will be available in either wi-fi only or with 'cellular', and this time it will support 4G in the UK through EE.

Apple also announced a new 4th generation iPad with an updated processor, a 13-inch MacBook Pro with retina display, an updated Mac Mini and a new iMac.

Find out the full details in our posts on the iPad 4 price, release date and features and the iMac and 13-inch MacBook Pro with retina display.

More on this...