iPad mini is beloved for its size and capability. And now there are even more reasons to love it. The A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine. A 7.9"" Retina display with True Tone.¹ And Apple Pencil support,² so you can capture your biggest ideas, wherever they come to you.
7.9" Retina display with True Tone and wide color¹
A12 Bionic chip
Touch ID fingerprint sensor
8.0MP back camera, 7.0MP FaceTime HD front camera
802.11ac Wi-Fi with Gigabit-class LTE cellular data³
Up to 10 hours of battery life⁴
Lightning connector for charging and accessories
iPadOS with intuitive multitasking, new Home screen, and all the great features of iOS 13
¹ Display size is measured diagonally.
² Apple Pencil is sold separately. Apple Pencil (1st generation) is compatible with 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st and 2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Air, iPad (6th generation), and iPad mini (5th generation).
³ Data plan required. Gigabit-class LTE and LTE are available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds are based on theoretical throughput and vary based on site conditions and carrier. For details on LTE support, contact your carrier and see www.apple.com/ipad/LTE.
⁴ Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
Apple iPad mini (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi + Cellular - 256GB (Verizon)
Lightning to USB cable
USB power adapter
Total Storage Capacity
2048 x 1536
4G LTE, Wi-Fi
Voice Assistant Built-in
7.9-Inch iPad mini - Latest Model - (5th Generation) with Wi-Fi + Cellular - 256GB (Verizon)
Data Plan Required
Apple iPad mini
Year of Release
Total Storage Capacity
Mobile Payment Service Supported
Rear Facing Camera Megapixels
Rear Facing Camera Video Resolution
Front Facing Camera Megapixels
Front Facing Camera Video Resolution
2048 x 1536
4G LTE, Wi-Fi
Compatible Wireless Standard(s)
Wireless-A, Wireless-AC, Wireless-B, Wireless-G, Wireless-N dual band
My iPad mini 5 is a great tablet. This replaced my Nexus 2013 tablet that is just getting a little tired. I purchased the LTE version so I would be able to hot spot it when required. We were just on vacation in Europe and the Sim card I purchased for Europe worked flawlessly. All of our devices were able to connect to the iPad.
The iPad's GPS navigation work very well with google maps and we could confidently use it while walking around different towns in Europe.
Downsides are that it is not water proof, and only supports the original Apple pencil. It still uses the lightning connector unlike the newer iPad's that have switched over to USB-C
I love, love, love my new Ipad Mini 5. I sold my Ipad 10.5 a few months ago for my needs it was too big and bulky. The mini is perfect to go anywhere in my purse. No issues encountered over the padt week at all.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about connectivity, durability, reliability and screen. Editors are less positive about GPS navigation and have mixed opinions about design. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 93/100 = Excellent quality.
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