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Here's a look at the key differences between the iPad Mini, updated full-sized iPad and previous models. The two versions announced Tuesday will have the new Lightning connector, which was introduced with the iPhone 5 last month. Previous models used the connector adapted from the iPod.

iPad Mini (available Nov. 2):
-- Prices: 16-gigabyte Wi-Fi-only model for $329, 32 gigabytes for $429 and 64 gigabytes for $529. Cellular models cost $130 more.
-- Screen size: 7.9 inches diagonally
-- Thickness: 0.28 inch
-- Weight: 0.68 pound (0.69 pound for cellular versions)
-- Screen resolution: Sharper, Retina display, 1024 by 768 pixels
-- Cameras: 5-megapixel camera on back and a low-resolution camera on front, for videoconferencing
-- Video recording: high-definition (1080p -- comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat-panel TV), up to 30 frames per second with audio
-- Battery life: 10 hours.
-- Dual-core A5 processor
-- U.S. wireless carriers: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint
-- U.S. release date: Nov. 2, 2012

Fourth-generation iPad (available Nov. 2):
-- Prices: 16-gigabyte Wi-Fi-only model for $499, 32 gigabytes for $599 and 64 gigabytes for $699. Cellular models cost $130 more.
-- Screen size: 9.7 inches diagonally
-- Thickness: 0.37 inch
-- Weight: 1.44 pounds (1.46 pounds for cellular versions)
-- Screen resolution: Sharper, Retina display, 2048 by 1536 pixels
-- Cameras: 5-megapixel camera on back and a low-resolution camera on front, for videoconferencing
-- Video recording: high-definition (1080p -- comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat-panel TV), up to 30 frames per second with audio
-- Battery life: 10 hours.
-- Dual-core A6X processor (quad-core graphics subsystem)
-- U.S. wireless carriers: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint
-- U.S. release date: Nov. 2, 2012

Third-generation iPad:
-- Prices: Same as fourth generation at launch. Will be discontinued, replaced by fourth-generation model
-- Screen size: same as fourth-generation model
-- Thickness: same as fourth-generation model
-- Weight: same as fourth-generation model
-- Screen resolution: same as fourth-generation model
-- Cameras: same as fourth-generation model
-- Video recording: same as fourth-generation model
-- Battery life: same as fourth-generation model
-- Dual-core A5X processor (quad-core graphics subsystem)
-- U.S. wireless carriers: AT&T, Verizon Wireless
-- U.S. release date: March 16, 2012

iPad 2:
-- Prices: 16-gigabyte model with Wi-Fi for $399, 3G-capable version for $529 (Originally same as new iPad pricing)
-- Screen size: same as third- and fourth-generation iPad
-- Thickness: 0.34 inch
-- Weight: 1.33 pounds (1.35-1.36 pounds for 3G models)
-- Screen resolution: 1024 by 768 pixels
-- Cameras: High-definition (720p) camera on back and a low-resolution camera on front, for videoconferencing
-- Video recording: high-definition (720p -- comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat-panel TV), up to 30 frames per second with audio
-- Battery life: 10 hours.
-- Dual-core A5 processor
-- U.S. wireless carriers: AT&T, Verizon Wireless
-- U.S. release date: March 11, 2011

Original iPad:
-- Prices: No longer on sale. Originally same as new iPad
-- Screen size: same as third- and fourth-generation iPad
-- Thickness: 0.50 inch
-- Weight: 1.5 pounds
-- Screen resolution: same as iPad 2
-- Cameras: none
-- Video recording: none
-- Battery life: 10 hours.
-- Single-core A4 processor
-- U.S. wireless carriers: AT&T
-- U.S. release date: April 3, 2010

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