Surprise! Apple not only introduced a smaller iPad today — the iPad Mini — but also unveiled a fourth-generation iPad that looks the same as the iPad 3 (aka the “new iPad”). The difference? The fourth-generation model has upgraded components, including an A6X processor, which, according to Apple, doubles CPU and graphics performance.
The worst-kept secret in the world, the iPad mini, was officially unveiled by Apple Tuesday with a starting price of $329 for the base model and a screen that is not quite up to the standards of the iPad Mini’s competitors.
It looks like the iPhone 5 wasn’t Apple’s last big debut in 2012.
Apple Inc. has sent out invites for an event next Tuesday, where it’s expected to announce the release of a smaller iPad.
Gadget fans waiting anxiously for the next iPhone may be reaching the home stretch.