Apple Updates iPad Mini, iPad Air

Mini given Pencil support
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Apple refreshed its iPad lineup on Monday with a new 10.5-inch iPad Air and a 7.9-inch iPad Mini.

Boasting the company’s A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, the iPad Air is said to have twice the graphics capability as the previous version, while the Retina display with True Tone technology is almost 20 percent larger with over half a million more pixels.

The new iPad Mini, meanwhile, now also has the A12 Bionic chip, giving it graphics that are nine times faster than the previous one. The display is also said to be 25 percent brighter and containing the highest pixel density of any iPad. It also now has Apple Pencil support for the first time.

iPad Mini 2019

iPad Mini

Both models are offered in silver, Space Gray and gold in 64GB and 256GB capacities, and both have 8-megapixel rear cameras and 7-megapixel front cameras.

The Mini starts at $399 for the Wi-Fi model and $529 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model. The Air starts at $499 for the Wi-Fi model and $629 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.

They will start shipping next week.

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