Three prepping tariffs for iPad mini and fourth generation iPad ahead of 26 October pre-order date

This morning, Three announced that it will be one of the first UK networks to offer fourth generation iPads and iPad minis on tariff.

The two devices will come on a variety of data plans, which, unsurprisingly, are yet to be specified. Both products were launched by Apple in an event held yesterday.

The iPad mini, a tablet set to compete with Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire HD, was unleashed with a 7.9in screen, a dual-core A5 processor and a significantly thinner body, at least compared to the third generation iPad.

The fourth generation iPad is equipped with a 9.7in Retina display screen and an A6X chip. Both devices will feature 4G LTE support and pack Apple's latest (and now infamous) operating system, iOS 6. Three hasn't confirmed when the tablets will hit their incoming 4G network either.

Apple is selling the iPad mini and fourth generation iPad from £269 and £399, respectively, with pre-ordering lined up to commence this Friday, 26 October - the same day as the release of Microsoft's Surface tablet.

The third generation "new" iPad can also still be purchased from Three's website on a wide selection of plans.