New iPad mini gets Retina display at last, plus A7 chip

Apple's smaller tablet has finally been granted a higher-resolution display. Read all the details here.

The iPad mini has been given a long-awaited resolution bump, with Apple's long-awaited Retina display finally arriving on the tiny tablet.

The new 7.9-inch iPad mini also benefits from Apple's powerful 64-bit A7 processor, and has the same number of pixels as the super-skinny new iPad Air . It lands in shops in late November -- click here for your full iPad Mini UK prices and release date .

The sawn-off slate comes in the same silver and grey colours as the iPhone 5S -- though sadly there's no gold option.

Apple's new iPad mini goes toe-to-toe with the likes of Google's £200  Nexus 7 . Which do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below.

Announced at an Apple event in the US, Apple also took the opportunity to discuss software such as its upcoming OS X Mavericks update, which is out today, for precisely zero pounds .

Click here to follow Apple's announcement live as it unfolds, and keep it CNET for all the first news, pictures, and hands-on video.

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