Apple introduced the iPad Mini at an Oct. 23 event in San Jose, Calif. The new iPad will be 53% lighter than the regular one.
The New York Times reported that the device will be 7.9 inches diagonally and will compete with Google, Barnes & Noble and Amazon, all of which have similarly-sized tablets of their own.
According to the Washington Post, many other tablets that are the same size cost consumers about $199. Apple's new iPad will start at 16 GB and will cost $329.
The Washington Post also reported that Apple picked the dimensions of the iPad Mini to "fit the ratio of the larger iPad so that developers could scale their apps to fit well on the iPad Mini.