Apple has today announced its powerful new iPad mini — with a larger 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display — in four gorgeous finishes. Featuring the brand new A15 Bionic chip, the new iPad mini delivers up to 80 percent faster performance than the previous generation, making it the most capable iPad mini ever. With a new USB-C port, faster connectivity is allowed, and cellular models with 5G bring more flexible mobile workflows. The iPad’s new advanced cameras, Center Stage, and support for Apple Pencil (2nd generation)enable new ways for users to capture photos and videos, communicate with loved ones, and jot down their ideas when creativity strikes.
“With its ultra-portable design and wide range of uses from everyday tasks to creative and enterprise applications, there’s nothing else like iPad mini,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With a new all-screen Liquid Retina display, a massive boost in performance, new advanced cameras on the front and back, Center Stage, USB-C, 5G, and support for Apple Pencil, the new iPad mini is a huge leap forward that can be held in the palm of your hand.”
The new iPad mini delivers an amazing experience in a gorgeous new array of finishes, that is; pink, starlight, purple, and space gray and features a larger 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with narrow borders, all while keeping the same compact footprint.
It comes with advanced technologies such as 500 nits of brightness, a P3 wide color gamut, anti-reflective screen coating, True Tone, and full lamination thus making images and video more vibrant and bring them right up to the surface of the glass. For movie lovers, the new landscape stereo speakers, combined with the new display, deliver a great viewing experience. The all-screen design is enabled by moving Touch ID to the top button of iPad mini. This delivers the same ease of use and secure authentication users know and love — to unlock iPad mini, one logs in to apps or uses Apple Pay. iPad mini now supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation), which attaches magnetically to iPad mini for wireless charging and pairing.
In its general performance, iPad mini has been boosted with the new A15 Bionic chip, with its incredibly efficient design delivering all-day battery life. The 6-core CPU delivers a 40 percent jump in performance, and the 5-core GPU delivers an 80 percent leap in graphics performance compared to the previous generation of iPad mini. A15 Bionic on iPad mini handles even the most demanding tasks — from graphically rich games to pro apps used by designers, pilots, doctors, and more. With its powerful performance and compact design, iPad mini is the ultimate tool users can take anywhere.
Talking about camera, the back one now features a 12MP sensor with Focus Pixels and a larger aperture to capture sharp, vivid photos. With a new ISP in A15 Bionic, users will also see remarkably natural-looking photos with Smart HDR, which improves image quality by recovering details in shadows and highlights.
On connectivity and whether its supports 5G, the iPad mini really does, users can do even more with faster wireless connectivity on the go. 5G allows iPad mini to reach peak speeds of up to 3.5Gbps in ideal conditions. It allows them to now stay connected and be even more productive wherever they are — from everyday activities like friends playing games, to field service technicians working onsite. Combined with continued support for Gigabit LTE and eSIM, iPad mini offers incredible flexibility when users need to get connected. Wi-Fi 6 ensures even faster Wi-Fi connections as well.
iPad mini also features a USB-C port for up to 5Gbps data transfer, which is 10x faster than the previous generation and connects to a vast ecosystem of USB-C accessories, including cameras and external storage and displays up to 4K. USB-C enables workflows with high-bandwidth input and output for everyday users and creative professionals alike — perfect for a photographer connecting cameras when shooting on location, or a doctor conducting an ultrasound remotely.