IPAD says Hello Mini Me – You complete Me

The worst kept secret in Apple finally appeared in reality at an Apple event

The device, which is a smaller, slightly redesigned version of its larger slate, comes with a 7.9-inch screen and (of course) runs Apple’s iOS 6 software.

The iPad Mini is 7.2mm thick, about 23 percent thinner than the fourth-generation iPad. The device weighs 0.68 pounds, making it 53 percent lighter than its bigger brother. The device’s display has a screen resolution of 1,024×768 pixels, matching the first- and second-generation iPad. According to Apple that means developers won’t need to modify apps to ensure they work with the screen.

The device has a dual-core A5 processor and 5-megapixel iSight camera on the back. On the front, it comes with a FaceTime HD camera. In terms of connectivity, the slate comes with Wi-Fi and LTE support. Apple says that the iPad Mini will come with 10 hours of battery life.

The Wifi only version is supposed to ship on November 2 and the LTE equiped variant 2 weeks later.