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. Ultrafast 5G.² Take notes, mark up documents, or capture your biggest ideas with Apple Pencil (2nd generation) that attaches magnetically and charges wirelessly.³
8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone and wide color¹
A15 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
Touch ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
12MP Wide back camera, 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage
Available in purple, starlight, pink, and space gray
Landscape stereo speakers
5G for blazing-fast downloads and video streaming²
Stay connected with ultrafast Wi-Fi 6
Up to 10 hours of battery life⁴
USB-C connector for charging and accessories
Works with Apple Pencil (2nd generation)³
iPadOS 15 is uniquely powerful, easy to use, and designed for the versatility of iPad
¹The display has rounded corners. When measured diagonally as a rectangle, the iPad mini 8.3-inch screen is 8.3 inches. Actual viewable area is less.
²Data plan required. 5G, Gigabit LTE, LTE, and Wi-Fi calling 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 5G and LTE support, contact your carrier and see apple.com/ipad/cellular http://apple.com/iphone/cellular.
³Accessories are sold separately. Compatibility varies by generation.
⁴Battery life varies by use and configuration. See apple.com/batteries http://www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
Apple iPad mini (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi + Cellular - 256GB
USB-C charge cable
20W USB-C power adapter
2266 x 1488
Total Storage Capacity
Voice Assistant Built-in
Touch ID sensor
iPad mini (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi + Cellular - 256GB
Apple iPad mini
Year of Release
2266 x 1488
Total Storage Capacity
System Memory (RAM)
Operating System Compatibility
Voice Assistant Built-in
Compatible Wireless Standard(s)
Wireless-A, Wireless-AC, Wireless-AX, Wireless-B, Wireless-G, Wireless-N, Wireless-N dual band
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best Mini Tablet in the market
Owned for 4 months when reviewed.
This ipad ca t beat the size, performance and styling with top notch quality. The camera could be improved but everything else is perfect.
I’ve been waiting for this new iPad mini 6 and it does not disappoint. This iPad is very fast with or wihout using the cellular. The display is crisp and bright and has so many features like its big brother “ iPad Pro”. I love the portability and especially like using the Apple Pencil 2. I’m glad I ordered early because it’s seems that it’s hard to keep the 256gb Wi-Fi+ cellular in stock. You won’t be disappointed.
I upgraded to the new mini iPad cellular tablet primarily for consuming media. I don’t do any gaming app so I can’t speak to how much screen spaces is available.
My comparison is to the mini 4th generation, which has been great and no cellular connection issues.
I have the majority of the streaming services and with the exception of Apple TV movies and TV shows, the display on the NEW mini￼ is nearly identical in size to mini 4 with the exception of the screen width being a negligible 1/2” wider but the height almost identical.
Apple TV is the only app I found that truly uses the entire screen and the NEW mini display is wider and taller.
The true tone makes the screen less bright. The mini 4 takes up only a little more width but the NEW mini is slightly thicker. They weigh almost the same.
Below are media display comparisons. The NEW mini on the left or placed above the 4.
By far my favorite IPAD ever. I have had the Pro and the Air but like this one the best. Fast OS, perfect size. Works great for playing Arcade games, reading E-books or general web-surfing. Great supplement to the iPhone. Recommend the 256 gb cellular version as it is easily portable. Battery life unexpectedly decent. Would be great for college note taking. Apple Pencil 2nd generation works well with it. Buy a case that charges pencil and protects IPAD and you have everything you need. If you are an Apple person, this one is for you!
I had the last model iPad mini & upgraded to this one so that I could use the Pencil Gen 2 (I am not a fan of Pencil Gen 1). I would say overall the Mini hasn't changed much other than processing & display. Is it worth the price tag? Never. But I always wait until it's on sale or I have coupons & can get a good trade in on my old model so I don't pay full price. I enjoy the light weight & size, it fits in my handbag & I take it everywhere with me, I work a lot on my Mini. The Pencil 2 is a great addition & I love it. The battery drains a lot from Bluetooth & charging the Pencil but it's not horrible. I play games on my Mini with my PS4 controller & enjoy it. Also nice when I draw/doodle. Overall the Mini was as I expected being a previous Mini owner
This new IPads processing power is amazing. It operates so smoothly compared to the last gen. Get Ava much memory as you can afford so it doesn’t have operating “hiccups” as it ages and you download more.
I like the compact size of this iPad mini, top ans buttom bezels are much thinner yhan the previous model, the fingerprint scanner is in the power button now, screen colors and brightness are amazing. operation wise, this debice is quick and snappy, I got the purble one wich looks beautiful. loved it.
I’ve been waiting a long time for Apple to come out with a new iPad Mini. I use my iPad for reading. I find it’s just the right size and not to heavy to hold for a long time. It’s much faster than it’s predecessor and has very good sound. I do use it occasionally for watching YouTube and some texting. It’s just the right size. Not to big and not to small. Perfect for my needs. Highly recommend depending on what you want to use it for.
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.
gsmarena.comRating, 4.2 out of 54.2GSMArena Team on October 10, 2021
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