They didn't bother calling it an ipad refresh for the 3rd gen ipad since this was a pretty decent upgrade. Now the new ipad will sport a brand new Apple A6X soc and lightning connector. It'll work with Sprint's LTE now as well. The officially announced ipad mini is a 7.9" ipad 2, to put it cruelly. It uses the same Apple A5 soc and uses the same resolution (1024x768). It's actually lighter and thinner than the Nexus 7. Although the Nexus 7 still wins in pricing. The ipad mini starts at $329 for the 16GB version. Both ship Nov. 2nd.