Apple has unveiled a smaller version of the iPad, the iPad mini.
The iPad mini is less than 1cm thick and measures 20cm diagonally, compared to 25cm for the larger version.
"This isn't just a shrunken down iPad, this is an entirely new design," Apple's senior vice president for marketing Phil Schiller said while introducing the iPad mini at an event in California last night.
A 16GB version of the iPad mini with Wi-Fi connectivity will cost $369 dollars in Australia, while a 16GB model with both Wi-Fi and cellular capability costs $509.
The top-of-the-line 64GB iPad mini with Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity will cost $729.
Mr Schiller said customers can begin pre-ordering the iPad on October 26, and Wi-Fi versions would begin shipping to countries in Asia and Europe, as well as the US, on November 2.