The Apple iPad Mini (2021) has been two-and-a-half long years in the making. With most of Apple’s tablets updated on an annual basis, it had begun to look as though the company had forgotten about it. Perhaps that’s understandable. With the biggest iPhones not far off the same screen size as the previous Minis, one could start to ponder the point of it.
Fortunately, Apple has put paid to that problem and made the most sensible possible change with this sixth edition of the iPad Mini – it’s made the screen bigger. Crucially, though, the chassis itself isn’t actually any larger, meaning that it’s just as jacket-pocketable as ever. Freshly fitted with a new look and feel, significantly more power under the hood and even a USB-C port, it’s been well worth the wait.
- Liquid Retina display
- 8.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology 2266-by-1488 resolution at 326 pixels per inch (ppi) Wide color display (P3) True Tone display
- A15 Bionic chip with 64‑bit architecture 6-core CPU 5-core graphics16-core Neural Engine
- 12MP Wide camera, ƒ/1.8 aperture Digital zoom up to 5x
- Touch ID Three-axis gyro Accelerometer Barometer Ambient light sensor
- Built-in 19.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
- Up to 10 hours of surﬁng the web on Wi‑Fi or watching video
- Charging via power adapter or USB-C to computer system
- iPadOS 15 comes with powerful features and built-in apps designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of iPad.