Apple unveils new $399 iPad mini 4

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Apple today unveiled its next generation iPad mini 4 during the company’s September press event. The new, compact iPad model is designed for those who need a portable tablet for home, business or on-the-go use. The Mini 4 will replace the iPad mini 3, which was introduced last year as a minor refresh to Apple’s 8-inch tablet. Read on to find out more about the iPad mini 4 and why you’re going to want to buy it. You also can check the liveblog for the latest updates about the iPad mini 4 and the other announcements Apple is making during its September press event.

The iPad mini 4 keeps the same 7.9-inch display and similar sizing as the iPad mini 3, but with even more powerful hardware under the hood. The mini 4 takes the power of the iPad Air 2 and packages it into the a housing that at 6.1mm is 18 percent thinner than the mini 3.nThe mini 4 features the A8 processor, M8 motion coprocessor, 7.9-inch retina display, touch ID sensor, 8MP iSight camera, dual microphones and up to 10 hours of battery life

The iPad mini 4 is available now to purchase with orders shipping next week. The base model has a starting price of $399 for the 16GB model with a 64GB version available for $499 and 128GB for $599. Color options include space gray, gold and silver. A cellular version also is available and adds $129 to the base price of each model.