Apple Unveils iPad Mini Starting At $329

As expected, Apple unveiled the iPad Mini, a smaller version of its best-selling tablet, at an event at the California Theatre in San Jose, California, on Tuesday. Here’s a screenshot of Apple senior VP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller holding the new iPad Mini, taken from Apple’s live stream:

The quick stats on the iPad Mini are as follows: 7.9 inch diagonal screen, 7.2 millimeter thin (pencil thin) body, 0.68 pounds (53% lighter than iPad), 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, available in white and black. 

It starts at $329 for a WiFi only model, which ships November 2. Cellular models begin shipping two weeks later in the U.S.

Apple also unveiled a MacBook Pro Retina display 13-inch model, as expected, and three new surprises: A new full-size iPad “fourth generation,” an ultra-thin iMac desktop computer with a 5 millimeter screen edge, and a new faster Mac Mini desktop computer