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Smart Cover and Smart Case
The redesigned Smart Cover and new Smart Case have been designed by Apple to fit the new iPad mini perfectly. They automatically wake up the iPad mini when opened, and put it to sleep again when closed. They also fold up to create a stand for reading, viewing, and typing.
The overall size of the iPad mini remains the same, a svelte 7.87 inches (200 mm) by 5.3 inches (134.7 mm). However, it is also fractionally thicker – 0.29 inch (7.5 mm) compared to 0.28 inch (7.2 mm) – and heavier – 0.73 pound (331 g) compared to 0.68 pound (308 g) for the Wi-Fi models – than the previous generation iPad mini. This is a deviation from the usual for Apple where products get progressively thinner and lighter.
Storage and pricing
The iPad mini with Retina display will be available in silver and space grey in both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + cellular. Storage options will be 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.
Prices range from $399 to $699 for the Wi-Fi version, and $529 to $829 for the Wi-Fi + cellular version.
According to Apple it will be available in November.