Today, Apple announced its new iPad mini with Retina Display, which features a 7.9" 2048x1536 LED-backlit IPS display. It measures 7.5mm thick and weighs 0.73 lbs., a marginal increase on both specs from the previous generation mini. It features an Apple A7 64-bit processor, FaceTime HD front-side camera, 5-megapixel iSight camera, 802.11n Wireless with MIMO, Lightning connector, and 10-hour battery life. Models with 4G LTE connectivity are also available. The iPad mini models, which will be available for preorder "later in November":
Apple also dropped the price of the previous 1st-generation iPad mini, which lacked a retina display, to $299 for the 16GB WiFi-only model, and $429 for 4G WiFi + Cellular model.