Apple has unveiled two new iPads, promising faster processing and better graphics performance the previous models.
A fourth generation of 9.7” iPad replaces the iPad 3 which launched earlier this year and for the first time will support 4G data speeds in the UK.
The device will be available in white and black.
Apple’s Phil Schiller also unveiled the long-anticipated iPad mini, a smaller version which measures just 7.2mm thin and has a 7.9” screen.
Schiller said both devices had the same screen resolution, ensuring apps and software would provide the same user experience on both.
The iPad mini is available in the same White & Silver and Black & Slate colour schemes as the iPhone 5.
Apple will roll out the device in groups of countries, starting with the US. The WiFi variant will ship ahead of the 4G version, with prices starting from £269 for the 16GB WiFi only version.
Both new versions of the new iPad are equipped with Apple’s new Lightening connector and share the same screen resolution of 1024×768 pixels.
Maximum claimed battery life on both sizes is 10 hours.
“iPad mini is every inch an iPad. With its gorgeous 7.9-inch display, iPad mini features the same number of pixels as the original iPad and iPad 2, so you can run more than 275,000 apps designed specifically for iPad,” said Schiller in a statement.
“iPad mini is as thin as a pencil and as light as a pad of paper, yet packs a fast A5 chip, FaceTime HD and 5 megapixel iSight cameras and ultrafast wireless―all while delivering up to 10 hours of battery life.”
Apple have also announced new, thinner versions of the MacBook Pro 13” laptop and iMac desktop computer and has updated the Mac mini with faster processors.