Apple iPad mini hits global stores; gets lukewarm response

Apple iPad mini hits global stores; gets lukewarm response Zeebiz Bureau

New York/New Delhi: Apple Inc's iPad mini hit stores around the world on Friday, failing to attract a dense crowd which the company witnessed in its previous launches.

On Friday, Apple also began selling the fourth generation of that 9.7-inch device, much the same as before but with a faster A6X processor and better Wi-Fi.

Both devices hit stores across 34 countries on Friday.

The 7.9-inch iPad mini marks Apple's first foray into the smaller-tablet segment.

It is the first major new device since the death of its co-founder, Steve Jobs, last year.

Shares of Apple, which hit an all-time high in September, slid as much as 2.7 percent on Friday to USD 580.14, their lowest level in more than three months. The shares were down 2.5 percent at USD 581.65 in late afternoon.

With Agency Inputs