Apple has launched a lot of products in its latest event on 14th September 2021. Among the key announcements, the iPad Mini 2021 is a major one. So in this post let’s talk about all you need to know about the iPad Mini 2021.
To save both your time and mine, I shall cover all the key announcements about the iPad in a point-wise manner. Let’s begin
What’s new in iPad Mini 2021
The iPad Mini 2021 has an 8.3-inch liquid retina edge-to-edge display, with 500 nits of brightness. Due to edge to edge display, the touch-id is now placed on the power button. This iPad mini also supports the 2nd generation Apple Pencil. So physically the iPad mini is more or less the same. But now let’s talk about some major changes.
The all-new A15 Bionic is here!
The iPad Mini is now having the Apple A15 Bionic chip which is 40% faster in terms of CPU performance, and 80% faster in terms of GPU performance. Thanks to the A15 Bionic, the Neural Engine is also 2x faster than before on the iPad mini 2021.
The Optics get an upgrade! along with support for Center Stage
Like the iPad 2021, the iPad mini 2021 is also having an upgraded front camera with an ultrawide 12mp sensor, which supports the new Center Stage feature on the iPad OS 15. The back camera also has an updated 12mp sensor with f/1.8 aperture and support for smart HDR. Hence the cameras on the iPad mini are quite superior to the previous generation.
USB-C is now on the iPad mini
The iPad mini now has USB-C for 10 times faster data transfers.
iPad Mini is now 5g enabled!
Now talking about speed, the iPad Mini is a fast and portable device, so it does need some fast internet to complement its speed. The iPad Mini this year comes with 5g support, with up to 3.8 Gbps download speeds (depends on your carrier).
Upgraded Stereo Speakers are here
The iPad mini also has some upgraded speakers this time. The new speakers come with landscape stereo sound support for an enhanced audio experience.
Take a look at the New Smart Folio Cases
iPad Mini this year does come with some new smart folio cases in different color options, as you can see below.
Pricing and Availability
The iPad Mini 2021, starts at 499$ and is available for order starting today, and the products start shipping next week.