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12/11/2013 03:09 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 18:56 GMT

Apple Releases iPad Mini With Retina Display (PICTURES)

An Apple employee demonstrates the new iPad Mini on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in San Francisco. Apple unveiled a new, thinner, lighter tablet called the "iPad Air" and the iPad Mini with Retina Display, along with a slew of new Macs Tuesday at an event in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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An Apple employee demonstrates the new iPad Mini on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in San Francisco. Apple unveiled a new, thinner, lighter tablet called the "iPad Air" and the iPad Mini with Retina Display, along with a slew of new Macs Tuesday at an event in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Apple has finally placed the new iPad Mini with Retina Display on sale.

Initially it had said the device would only be available "later" in November, leading many to think it might be the end of the month at least before it was released.

But in a surprise move Apple placed the device on sale on its website early Tuesday morning.

The iPad Mini with Retina Display features the same internal components and an even better screen than the iPad Air, which we recently reviewed (and loved).

The new Mini is shipping in "1 to 3" days for the 16GB, and "5 to 10" for the higher capacity models and those with 4G capability built-in.

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