Live Blog: Apple's iPad Mini Will Start at $329
CNBC Technology Correspondent
Editor's Note: Apple unveiled its iPad mini Tuesday at an event in San Jose, California.
The tech giant also introduced a smaller version of its MacBook Pro with Retina Display, a new Mac mini and a thinner iMac.
2:12 P.M.: Cook thanks Apple team who worked on products and thanks everyone for attending the event.
2:10 P.M.: Tim Cook is back. Sounds like he's wrapping up.
2:09 P.M.: Interesting question outstanding: what will happen to all the 3rd generation iPads still out there in inventory? Will anyone want them with the old connector and old technology?
2:08 P.M.: The new iPad mini is available for pre-order this Friday, Wifi versions ship a week later, cellular ships two weeks later first in US, then around the world (hard to be clear on exact dates here).
2:07 P.M.: Pricing for the iPad mini starts at 16GB for $329. The iPad 2 will cost $399, iPad 4th generation is $499 (all starting prices).
2:05 P.M.: ew smart cover for iPad mini, with a fully color case. Largest and thinnest single-cell battery Apple ever produced.
2:04 P.M.: He is showing a commercial for new iPad mini. (This sounds like an iPad 2, scaled down, internals-wise. Interesting. Until today, Apple has been selling that for $400.)
2:01 P.M.: To be clear: Apple is unveiling TWO new iPads today: one full-size, one mini. Full size is same price as always. Mini price not announced yet.
The iPad mini also has 10 hours of battery life.
"It is every inch an iPad," Schiller said.
2:00 P.M.: Schiller showing app by app how iPad mini displays interfaces better than Kindle and other 7-inch tablets.