Apple has launched the all new iPad Mini, sixth generation. It features new design, better performance with A14 bionic chip, new 12 MP camera along with changes in screen size.
The new iPad Mini 6 is a much-needed update to the iPad Mini series, which Apple had not updated much through the recent years.
Larger 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display
A15 Bionic chip
6-core CPU and 4-core GPU
with 80% more performance than previous generation
Updated 12 MP camera with center stage support
new USB-C port
Starting with the design, Apple has fully changed the design of the new iPad Mini 6. It has now rounded edges, narrower bezels around the screen and new colors.
iPad Mini features the larger 8.3 inch Display while keeping the same dimensions as the previous generation. Thanks to narrow bezels around the display.
On top of it the display has 500 nits of brightness, a P3 wide colour gamut, anti-reflective screen coating, True Tone, and full lamination,
There is a Touch-id button as well, which is placed in the top right corner of the iPad.
iPad mini now supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation), which attaches magnetically to iPad Mini for wireless charging and pairing.
On the performance front. iPad mini has got a substantial upgrade. All thanks to new A15 bionic chip. The 6-core CPU delivers a 40 percent jump in performance, and the 5-core GPU delivers an 80 percent upgrade over the previous gen iPad mini 5.
The new A15 bionic gives iPad mini the power boost to do all the heavy lifting task while being compact and portable at the same time.
There is also an update in the ML (machine learning) area. The new device features 16-core Neural Engine and new ML accelerators in the CPU, delivering 2x faster ML tasks than its predecessor.
iPad mini have updated cameras. The 12 MP ultra-wide front facing camera and 12 MP wide, rear camera.
The front 12 Mp camera with its wide field of view supports Centre Stage, just like iPad Pro and Mac.
Centre Stage is a feature which automatically pans the camera to keep users in view as they move around. When others join in, the camera detects them too, and smoothly zooms out to easily include them in the conversation.
Connectivity – 5G and USB-C
5G support and USB-C integration has been one of the great addition to the iPad mini. Especially, which has given iPad the much-needed flexibility. USB-C port supports for up to 5Gbps data transfer.
On the other front, even though 5G is still new. The support for 5G is a welcome decision. 5G allows iPad mini to reach peak speeds of up to 3.5Gbps in ideal conditions.
Pricing and Availability
The iPad mini is already up for Preorders in the Apple official website – apple.com/store in 28 countries and regions. This includes US, Canada, India and more.
Wi-Fi models of iPad Mini starts at $499 | INR 46900 and Wi-Fi + Cellular models start at $649 | INR 60900. The new iPad mini is available in 64 GB and 256 GB configurations.