Apple announced a string of new releases from Cupertino today, one of which was the anticipated evolution of the iPad mini. Considering the success of previous generations of the device, Apple’s stunning Retina® display system was just one of a few improvements possible. Presently, that issue has been addressed, with Apple now presenting the iPad mini with 7.9 inches of vivid glory in 2048 x 1536 resolution. The A7 chip within the device ensures lightning-fast graphics and CPU performance – four times faster than its predecessor, to be exact – while still maintaining a lengthy battery life of up to 10 hours. All of these features are housed beautifully behind the iOS 7 interface, which of course comes standard with the tablet. Strategically arriving just in time for Christmas, look for the iPad mini with Retina Display to drop towards late November for $399 USD.