Apple announces iPad mini with all-new design, USB-C and 5G for $499

The news: Apple just released a new iPad mini with the first major redesign in history.

What’s new?

  • Fresh 8.3-inch all-screen design similar to iPad Air
  • New purple, pink, starlight and space gray colors
  • Touch ID embedded in the power button
  • Faster performance with new chip
  • USB-C port replaces Lightning
  • 5G connectivity
  • 12MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture with True Tone flash
  • Front-facing 12MP ultra-wide camera with Center Stage
  • Updated stereo speaker system
  • Support for Apple Pencil 2
  • Available for order today and ships next week