With Apple iPhone 13 series, iPad 9th Generation, and Apple Watch Series 7, Apple finally unveiled the latest and powerful iPad mini ever. This iPad calls the 2021 iPad Mini 6. This iPad is the most interesting and got the most upgrades ever. The iPad mini was so popular because of its form factor and performance, but Apple pushes the limits this time. Apple made this iPad the most powerful non-Pro series iPad. Now let’s talk in detail about this iPad Mini 6.
iPad Mini 6 Price and availibility
The iPad 9th Generation comes with a 128GB and 256GB storage Unit and it is starting from 499$ in the US and in India, it starts from Rs. 46900 and it will be available starting from 1 October and you can buy it from Apple.
There are two iPad Mini 6 Models with four variants-
- The 128GB iPad 9th Generation 2021 priced at- Rs. 46900 (Wi-Fi Only)
- The 128GB iPad 9th Generation 2021 priced at- Rs. 60900 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
- The 256GB iPad 9th Generation 2021 priced at- Rs. 60900 (W-Fi Only)
- The 256GB iPad 9th Generation 2021 priced at- Rs. 74900 (W-Fi + Cellular Only)
This iPad comes with four colour variants- Space Grey, Pink, Purple, and Starlight.
iPad Mini 6 Design
This year the iPad Mini 6 is getting the biggest upgrade in terms of design and, also in performance. As we mentioned before, This year the iPad mini gets the biggest upgrade. It now pretty much looks like the iPad Air 4 where it kind of squished it down to a smaller form factor. There are no big bezels and home button. Because of that, it gives the device more premium and nice looks than the previous model.
the latest iPad mini 6 is now 7.69-inches tall and 5.3-inches wide with a thickness of 6.3mm. with this form factor, it provides a bigger display than the previous model. The weight of the device is 293grams for the Wi-Fi-only model and 297grams for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
This time we get an iPad Air 4 like biometric authentication on the top where the fingerprint sensor/Touch ID is coupled with the power button. apart from that this iPad now comes with a USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 ) port for charging and file transfer up to 10x faster than a lightning port. That’s mean now you can use an external SSD to edit footage without copying the file.
This device is packed with a stereo speaker system, two speakers on the bottom, and two on the top. On the top, we also get a volume key and touch ID. On the right side, we now get a magnetic connector for the Apple Pencil because it now supports the Apple Pencil (2nd generation) which charges wirelessly.
iPad mini 6 Display
Now coming to the Display. Although this year’s iPad mini 6 is small, but because of its bezel-less design, the display features a larger display. This device now comes with an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display (diagonal) with LED-backlit Multi-Touch and IPS technology. The resolution of the display is 2266×1488 pixels at 326 pixels per inch (ppi).
This display supports 500 nits of brightness, Wide colour (P3), True Tone technology. It is a fully Fully laminated display and also has Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating and an Anti-reflective coating. Also as we mentioned this display supports the Apple Pencil (2nd generation).
The only disappointing this is this display comes with a 60Hz refresh rate panel instead of 120Hz. Although this display is a DCI-P3 display, which means it is able to display a wider colour gamut for more accurate colour reproduction. And it makes the iPad mini 6 is great for watch content, playing games on it, and even to use the 2nd gen Apple pencil.
iPad Mini 6 Processor
This year Apple pushes the limits and they provide their latest and greatest mobile chipset to this iPad. This iPad is significantly more powerful compared to iPad Air 4, thanks to the latest A15 Bionic Processor where the previous iPad Mini 5 has A12 Processor. This iPad now getting a 6-core CPU and 5-Core GPU and 16-core Nural Engine. And Apple says this CPU is 40% faster and the GPU is 80% faster and Machine Learning is now 2x faster due to the new Soc Architecture.
Thanks to this Processor, the connectivity is now improved a lot. Now we get 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6, simultaneous dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz), HT80 with MIMO technology, and Bluetooth 5.0. And with the Wi-Fi + Cellular models it now supports 5G and Gigabit LTE connectivity. Also, these models support Wi-Fi calling and eSIM.
5G Bands are– n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79
LTE Bands are– FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71) and, TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48).
iPad Mini 6 Camera
We are talked about upgraded design, display, processor. But Apple has upgraded the cameras too. This year iPad mini gets a 12MP Wide camera with ƒ/1.8 aperture on the back along with Quad LED flash. This camera gives us better low-light performance. We are also getting 5x Digital Zoom, Smart HDR 3, Autofocus with Focus Pixels, Wide colour capture for photos, and Live Photos. And also it can record video in 4K at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps.
On the front, we get an upgraded 12MP Ultra Wide with ƒ/2.4 aperture front camera. This camera is now able to record 1080p HD video at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps. This camera also supports Centre Stage. If you don’t familiar with the center stage technology, let me explain in short.
What is Center stage in Apple devices
In Center Stage technology, the Ultrawide front camera is used to track a subject as it moves through the frame and then it can zoom in or out to make sure the subject is properly famed. It helps in Video calls and even in some Apple devices, it can be used to record video.
iPad Mini 6 Battery, Charging and other featurs
All iPad Mini 6 2021 models feature a built-in 19.3 watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. Apple claims it can last up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‑Fi or watching videos. And for the Wi-Fi + Cellular models the battery can last up to 9 hours of surﬁng the web using a cellular data network.
This device comes with a 20W USB-C Power Adapter and USB-C Charge Cable (1 meter) out of the box. This device runs on iPad OS 15 which comes with the latest security features. Apart from that, this device has Three-axis gyro, Ambient light sensor, Barometer, Accelerometer sensors.
So that’s everything about the new 20201 iPad 9th generation. What is your opinion on this device? Let us know in the comments below. Also don’t forget to check out the 2021 iPad 9th generation, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini.