Apple has announced that the iPad mini will retail from £269 in the UK (for the 16GB Wi-Fi iPad mini) and will be available for pre-order this Friday, 26 October. 3G models will start at £369 and ship slightly later.

The iPad mini is available in the following configurations:

iPad mini Wi-Fi models: UK pricing

iPad mini with Wi-Fi models will be available in black & slate or white & silver on Friday 2 November, for a suggested retail price of £269 inc VAT (£224.17 ex VAT) for the 16GB model, £349 inc VAT (£290.83 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and £429 inc VAT (£357.50 ex VAT) for the 64GB model.

iPad mini Wi-Fi + 3G models: UK pricing

iPad mini with Wi-Fi + 3G/cellular features (along with fourth-generation iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G) will start shipping a couple of weeks after the Wi-Fi models. iPad mini with Wi-Fi + cellular will be offered for a suggested retail price of £369 inc VAT (£307.50 ex VAT) for the 16GB model, £449 inc VAT (£374.17 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and £529 inc VAT (£440.83 ex VAT) for the 64GB model.

Apple iPad mini

Apple is taking pre-orders on the Apple Store from 26 October and the Wi-Fi model is expected to ship on 2 November. The Wi-Fi plus 3G/cellular iPad minis will ship a little later, suggesting the possible influence of supply-chain headaches.

Pre-ordering for the iPad mini will start on Friday on the Apple Store

Apple iPad mini

Apple iPad mini US pricing configurations

Phil Schiller talks the audience through the US pricing for the iPad mini

Also at Apple's special event:

Apple's new 13in MacBook Pro with Retina display pricing and tech specs
iPad mini specs revealed
Apple updates Mac mini
Apple unveils iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad
Apple's iPad mini UK pricing announced
Apple launches new, 80 per cent thinner iMac line-up
Apple introduces 13in MacBook Pro with Retina display
Apple reveals new version of iBooks