The new iPad mini. Featuring an all-screen design with an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display.¹ Powerful A15 Bionic chip with Neural Engine. A 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage. USB-C connectivity. Take notes, mark up documents, or capture your biggest ideas with Apple Pencil (2nd generation) that attaches magnetically and charges wirelessly.²
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The Best iPad Mini Ever Made
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
The newest iPad Mini is the best one. It is powered through a USB-C charge cord and connection, which is faster and better than the previous lightning connector. I highly recommend using a case with any iPad because accidental drops are inevitable, but this iPad is fast, powerful and holds all of my apps with ease. Get a case at the time of the purchase and take it everywhere you go with ease!
I broke my ankle and leg I February and have been laid up since. I grabbed my older iPad and it was extremely slow and unfortunately outdated. Went to Best Buy and got the iPad mini the same day. I used my Best Buy credit card and have interest free for 18 months. I have been getting plenty of use, it’s great and I’m extremely happy with the purchase. It’s just a larger iPhone. Oh yeah and I started to listen to my music the other day and was listening to Eminem. The lyrics came up throughout the songs. This feature is new to me and I think it’s great.
Great upgrade from an iPad mini 5. I love the size of the iPad mini, going full screen without a home button makes the upgrade worth it. The size of the iPad mini makes it great for one hand use, and the updated front camera makes FaceTime calls with centerstage fun.Easy recommendation to anyone!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Love my mini
Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
I’m happy I purchased my pink mini 256gb. I love that I can put into my bag and go. I purchased it on sale and I’m happy I did, this is my first mini ever but I have my best friend iPhone11 with me at all times. I recommend to anyone and the mini has great battery life and a beautiful display
Didn’t think I’d get so much use outta this. Whenever my iPhone dies I just charge it and grab my iPad mini and i freakin’ love this thing! The size is perfect!!! Comes in handy for the kids too for long road trips. I have no idea how I ever lived without one lol Best Buy was great at sending me a replacement when the first one they sent had a scratch in the camera. They didn’t hesitate and sent me another one… no biggie!
This is an absolutely phenomenal product. I use it daily for studying and reading etc! The size is perfect and it replaced my iPad mini 4. The apple pen Functionality also the bigger display smaller size better battery sold me and I love it
I purchased the new iPad mini to replace my wife's 2nd generation iPad. The new mini actually has n=been clocked at 6 times faster than her older model for her games. I also added apple pen and I know that she will be thrilled with it. I ordered it delivered to avoid fighting the crowd in the stores and was very pleased with the fast delivery.
I absolutely love my iPad mini. I take it every where with me. I’m a planner and before my mini I would carry my planner books with me. Now I replaces the with the I pad. I purchased the pencil planner app, and it’s just like writing in my planner. I love love love it!!!! It was a great purchase.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about storage, reliability, portability and design. Editors are less positive about connectivity and price and have mixed opinions about usability. 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 97/100 = Excellent quality.
CNETRating, 4.3 out of 54.3Scott Stein on September 22, 2021
iPad Mini review: An excellent 2021 upgrade, but still a niche tabletThe Mini gets a complete redesign, but it may not be the price-and-size combination you need.
iPad mini 6 extended-use review – There's no substitute for portability [Video]I've been using Apple's dramatically redesigned iPad mini for about two months now, and my biggest takeaway is that it's a great device for reading and note taking. But as you'll see in my iPad mini 6 extended-use review, it's not without
A:AnswerI'm gonna go out on a limb here, and guess that if the accessary is wired, then it probably won't work with this MINI because it appears they changed the port to a "C" from the "lightening" port of previous MINI's. Which means of course, none of the multitude of chargers I have will work. Unless they have a dongle -- another fidget to hang on to or lose. But, if your accessary is wireless, I don't know. They do say that the latest Apple Pencil, 2, is compatible, but, nothing in this description about previous pencils.
A:AnswerThe differences between the 1st and 2nd generation Apple Pencils are:
-ways of charging
The first gen Apple pencil is very round and rather slippery. It'll just roll off somewhere. Might want to put like a skin or a rubber cover on it so it doesn't slide. It also uses the extremely akward and poorly design lighting connector top that plugs in either in the IPad or using the included adapter from the box. It also has a cap to cover the top. The 1st gen Apple pencil is only compatible with IPads that have the classic design (large black or white bexels with touch ID home button) and lighnting port such as the IPad Generation series or the older 5th gen IPad mini. The cost of the 1st gen pencil is under a $100.
The second gen Apple Pencil is the updated pencil that connects via magnets on the righhand side of the current (almost) all screen design IPads.These IPads are IPad Pro 2018- current year, IPad Air 4th gen and the new IPad Mini 6th gen. The pencil charges when connected on the side of the ipad via magnets and has features where you can double tap the squared off side to either erase or go back to previous tool. The pencil has a matte feel and due to having a squared off design on one side, it doesn't roll off (or at least not as easy.) The Apple Pencil 2nd Gen is $129.99. There is a lot more features available, but those are the main highlighted ones.
A:AnswerIm not sure I understand your question.
Normally apple offers updates for their products for a 5 year period after being released.
This iPad will receive updates from now until 5 years from now.
It does not need to be updated every time an update comes out but it is highly recommended.
A:AnswerI simply started setting up my new iPad Mini 6, and it told me to hold my old iPad near it - and it copied EVERYTHING in just a few minutes. Literally minutes! It was amazing. Every single thing was copied. Easiest transfer I ever had in my life.