Apple has released four new iPad mini models, each with a larger 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display. It is powered by the new A15 Bionic chip. It is 80% faster than the previous version and makes it the most capable iPad mini yet. Faster communication is enabled by a new USB-C interface, and cellular models with 5G enable more flexible mobile workflows. New improved cameras, Center Stage, and Apple Pencil support (2nd generation).
You’ll get a new stereo speaker system, which, when combined with the new display, will provide an excellent movie-watching experience. The iPad mini has a Touch ID on the top button, just like the iPad Air. It can be used to unlock it, log in to apps, and make purchases with Apple Pay. Now, it supports the Apple Pencil 2nd generation. It magnetically attaches to it for wireless charging and pairing.
In terms of the A15 chipset, it has a 6-core CPU that improves performance by 40% and a 5-core GPU that improves graphics performance by 80% over the previous generation of an iPad mini. A 16-core Neural Engine and new ML accelerators in the CPU power advanced machine learning (ML) functions, delivering 2x faster ML tasks than its predecessor.
The ultra-Wide front camera has been updated with a 12MP sensor and a bigger field of view. Center Stage, which automatically pans the camera to keep users in view as they walk about, has also been updated. On top of that, the new iPad mini comes with 5G. To make things even better, Wi-Fi 6 allows for even quicker connection speeds over Wi-Fi 5.
A USB-C connector enables 10x quicker data transfer than the previous generation and connects to a wide range of USB-C peripherals, including cameras, external storage, and displays up to 4K.
“There is nothing else like iPad mini with its ultra-portable form and a vast range of uses from everyday chores to creative and enterprise applications,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The new iPad mini is a significant leap ahead that can be held in the palm of your hand, with a new all-screen Liquid Retina display, massive performance jump, new advanced cameras on the front and back, Center Stage, USB-C, 5G, and compatibility for Apple Pencil.”
iPad mini Wi-Fi versions start at 46900 dollars, while Wi-Fi + Cellular models start at 60900 dollars. The new iPad mini is available in pink, starlight, purple, and space grey colors, with 64GB and 256GB storage options.