iPad Mini with Retina hits Australia

It must be a tablet week, or something, as the third tablet of the week has arrived on the third day, as Apple makes its smaller-iPad a little easier to read with a Retina screen.

The new model won’t just bring with it a new easier to view screen boasting 2048×1536, which is higher than Full HD, and inside a 7.9 inch screen, features 326 pixels per inch.

We’ve noted this before, but it’s worth mentioning it again that once you go beyond around 300 pixels per inch, the human eye can’t really distinguish any higher number, so it’s a high-end screen in a small-size.

Also included in this model is the A7 processor, a similar model to what Apple is using in both the iPhone 5S and the iPad Air, complete with 64-bit processing, of which there aren’t many apps that natively support it yet, but these are coming.

Overall, the new iPad Mini with Retina is essentially, from what we’re seeing, an iPad Air in a pint-sized form, which should delight many.

“The response to iPad Air has been incredible, and we’re excited for customers to experience the new iPad mini with Retina display,” said Apple’s Philip Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing.

“We think customers will love both of these thin, light, powerful new iPads, and we’re working hard to get as many as we can in the hands of our customers.”

The new iPad Mini with Retina is out today in Australia starting from $479 for the WiFi 16GB model, while the WiFi with Cellular model starts at $629 for the 16GB model, hitting as high as $949 for the 128GB with Cellular connection model.

Apple’s older iPad Mini will stick around too, featuring the older 1024×768 screen, and fetching either $349 for the 16GB WiFi only model, or $499 for the 16GB with WiFi and Cellular model.