Apple announced the iPad mini 6 with an 8.3-inch screen, updated hardware and software, improved cameras, and a USB-C connection.
Apple has expanded its product lineup for 2021 with several new innovative products, including the iPhone 13 series smartphones and Watch the seventh series smart watches. At the same time, two new tablets were announced, the 10.2-inch iPad and the 8.3-inch iPad mini. The latter is smaller but also more powerful. The mini gets many new features that were previously only available with the more expensive ones iPad Air employment iPad Pro. It’s the biggest upgrade ever, according to Apple.
The 2021 iPad mini model – also called the iPad mini 6 – has an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with a resolution of 2266 x 1488 pixels. The screen is much larger than 7.9 inch iPad mini As of 2019. This is made possible by moving Touch ID to the button on the top of the tablet. The edges of the screen have also been further reduced. This way you have a larger screen with the new tablet, without increasing the dimensions of the device.
iPad mini meets A15 Bionic
The Apple iPad mini’s 8.3-inch display offers 500 nits of brightness, large color gamut (P3), anti-reflective coating, and True Tone technology. Thanks to these advanced technologies, the new tablet is able to display beautifully clear and colorful images.
One of the main differences from the previous generation is the new A15 Bionic chip. The new SoC offers 40% better CPU performance and even 80% better graphics performance. The A15 Bionic chip can handle the most difficult tasks: from games that require graphics to professional applications for designers, pilots or doctors, for example.
Of course, Apple also offers a cellular model, with which you can use the 5G mobile Internet. With 5G, the iPad mini can reach maximum speeds of up to 3.5Gbps under ideal conditions. Perfect if you want to stay connected everywhere or simply want to work faster. In addition to the familiar support for Gigabit LTE and eSIM, the iPad mini offers a lot of possibilities in terms of connectivity. Thanks to Wi-Fi 6, your Wi-Fi connection is also faster than before.
The addition of a USB-C port also makes it easier to connect iPad mini to external devices. The USB-C port supports data transfer at up to 5Gbps – 10x faster than the previous generation. It allows you to connect all kinds of USB accessories, such as cameras, hard drives and external monitors up to 4K.
Updated cameras and stereo speakers
New stereo speakers, in landscape mode, make the iPad mini perfect for watching movies. Thanks to the Center Stage feature, which first appeared in iPad Pro 2021You can also take great video recordings with this portable device.
The center of the stage is also called the center of the stage. With this feature, the camera automatically zooms in and out so that users always stay in the middle, even if they are moving. When others join, the camera automatically zooms out. This way everyone fits into the picture and no one is left out of the conversation. This feature is made possible by the redesigned 12MP ultra-wide-angle front camera, which has a wider viewing angle (122°) than before.
The rear camera has been updated as well, featuring a 12MP sensor with Focus Pixels and a wider aperture (f/1.8) lens for sharp, vibrant photos. This camera is backed by True Tone flash, which is useful for capturing photos in low light. 4K videos can be captured.
What’s new in iPadOS 15
The new iPadOS 15 tablet is packed with new features to take full advantage of all the capabilities that iPad has to offer. Consider a new widget layout for the home screen and app library, making it easier to customize and organize apps. The Notes app can now be used anywhere thanks to Quick Notes. You can also create lists in new ways, whether with the keyboard or with the Apple Pencil.
The Translate app is also coming soon on the iPad, complete with new features that make conversations easier and smoother, like Translate automatically and the ability to sit across from each other with the iPad in between.
Multitasking becomes easier. It’s now easier to find and use features like Split View and Slide Over, as well as providing more options. Live Text uses on-device machine learning to recognize text in images and then suggests actions related to it. Consider, for example, calling a phone number written on a storefront – I took a picture of it.
With Focus, users can automatically filter notifications based on their current activity, such as working, reading, working out, playing or sleeping. Finally, FaceTime calls are more natural, thanks to spatial audio and the new Portrait mode. Group FaceTime also provides a new grid view, to display participants in equal-sized squares.
Compatible with Apple Pencil 2
For the first time, iPad mini is also compatible with 2NS Apple Pencil generation. This stylus is fully wireless and you can magnetically tap it on the tablet, after which it charges wirelessly. Apple Pencil 2NS Gen provides users with new ways to take photos and videos, keep in touch with friends, or instantly capture ideas when they come to their mind. The Apple Pencil is pixel-accurate, so writing with it feels as natural as it does with pen and paper.
The new Smart Folio accessory, especially for the iPad mini, is a thin and light cover that turns the device on when opened and off when closed. The Smart Folio is available in multiple colors that perfectly match the new iPad mini colors: black, white, dark cherry, English lavender and electric orange.
Buy Apple iPad mini
from 6from The iPad mini generation can now be ordered as a pre-order. The new tablet will be available from Friday, September 24 in four shimmering colors: pink, purple, starlight (cream brown) and space gray. The tablet is equipped with a 20W charger. The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is available separately for 135 euros and the new Smart Folio costs 65 euros.
The recommended retail prices for the tablet are set as follows:
• 64 GB iPad mini WiFi: 560 EUR
• 256 GB iPad mini WiFi: 720 €
• 64 GB iPad mini WiFi + 5G: 720 €
• 256 GB iPad mini WiFi + 5G: 900 €
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