Retina iPad minis will come in 128 GB variants, standard iPad mini now only available in 16 GB

For the first time since the debut of the more-diminutive iPad, users will be able to cram their tiny tablets with a hefty 128 GB of storage. Following Apple's event in San Francisco, the Apple Store is now sporting Retina-equipped iPad minis with 128 GB drives, starting at US$699 for WiFi only and $829 for WiFi+4G.

At the same time as the Retina mini takes the stage, the original iPad mini is taking a back seat. Instead of being sold in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB models, the original mini will now be sold in only the 16 GB WiFi and WiFi+4G models, starting at $299.

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