The iPad announcement 2013 from Apple unveiled a new iPad Air along with an updated Retina iPad Mini. This announcement has led to some good deals on older models of the iPad and iPad Mini, according to an Oct. 22 WJLA article.
Perhaps not so surprisingly, Apple's Tim Cook unveiled new Macbook and Macbook Pro versions during the iPad announcement 2013 even though everybody was waiting anxiously to hear about what Apple had in store for the new iPad. Finally, near the end, he unveiled the new iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini.
The all new iPad Air weighs only a pound, and it's 20 percent thinner than previous versions. This new iPad Air, which replaces the iPad 4, will cost $499. In addition, the iPad 2 will still be available, and it will remain $399. The iPad Mini is getting a Retina display along with an upgraded WiFi package and better LTE, and it starts at $399.
Because of the new version if the Retina iPad Mini, the original iPad Mini has dropped in price to $299, which is a significant savings if you do not want the retina display. While it is somewhat disappointing to see that the iPad 2 will continue to cost the same price, it is great to see that the original iPad Mini has gone on sale with the iPad announcement 2013.
These two new tablets from Apple will make excellent Christmas and holiday gifts in a couple of months. Do not forget them on your holiday shopping list.