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Overview of iPad mini features

The latest Apple iPad mini (also known as iPad mini 6) is the most powerful and capable version ever of Apple’s most compact tablet. It is aptly described as having mega power in a mini size.

The iPad Mini 6th gen is completely redesigned in a stunning new all-screen form factor. It gets a new 8.3-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display featuring True Tone, P3 wide colour, and ultra-low reflectivity. With a resolution of 2266 by 1488 pixels (326 ppi), text is razor-sharp. Images and video are vivid and accurate in any lighting. The Home button is gone, with the power button offering integrated Touch ID security. Despite the larger display, the latest iPad mini remains the exact same width so it’s still easy to hold in one hand.

While iPad mini may be small, it packs an impressive performance punch. Inside is Apple’s latest mobile chip, the mighty A15 Bionic with Neural Engine. The A15 delivers up to 40% faster performance and up to 80% faster graphics. It gives the iPad mini the power to excel with demanding apps like Adobe Photoshop CC, while being able to take full advantage of iPadOS features like using multiple apps at once. Storage is 64GB or 256GB.

The Lightning connector has been replaced with a USB-C port for faster data transfer and access to a wide range of accessories. Wi-Fi 6 delivers the fastest possible wireless performance. And it still gets an impressive 10 hours of battery life.

With iPad mini being so portable, it may also become your preferred camera, especially with the upgrades to the latest iPad mini. Apple has equipped it with a 12MP wide angle primary camera with Focus Pixels and Smart HDR3 support. It features a quad-LED True Tone flash and 4K video recording at up to 60fps. With its TrueDepth 12MP ultra wide FaceTime camera (with support for Centre Stage) iPad mini is also the ideal device for video calls.

Looking to sketch or make notes? With the iPad mini 6, an optional Apple Pencil turns the tablet into a digital notepad. The second generation wireless stylus attaches magnetically to the side of the iPad mini and charges wirelessly when not in use.

What to consider when buying an iPad mini

There are several factors to consider when buying an iPad mini. Your budget and requirements are a big part of that. If you don’t need cutting-edge performance and the display updates, iPad mini 5 or even iPad mini 2 still offer a Retina display.

For the ultimate in performance for gaming or other processor-intensive apps, the new iPad mini 6 remains the best choice. That also means you enjoy the fantastic new display, large storage capacities, premium camera, and Apple Pencil generation 2 support.

There are still choices to make. How much storage will you need for apps, photos and projects? Choose from iPad mini 64GB or 256GB. There are also connectivity options. The new iPad mini 6 is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 and simultaneous dual band Wi-Fi 6 with MIMO, but you have the option of a model that adds Gigabit LTE plus 5G support so it’s always connected.

Finally, there is colour, with iPad mini 6 being offered in new colour options: Space Gray, Pink, Purple, and Starlight.

Benefits of owning an iPad mini

There are huge benefits to owning iPad mini, especially the latest iPad mini 6th gen.

You get a new all-screen design featuring a brilliant 8.3-inch Retina Display and the power of the A15 processor. If you want to take notes or make sketches when inspiration strikes, you can pick up an optional Apple Pencil stylus. You’re equipped to take high quality photos or strike up a video call from virtually anywhere. Console-quality games and Full HD streaming movies look fantastic, and sound just as good thanks to stereo speakers. TouchID keeps it secure and lets you shop online with Apple Pay. And 10-hour battery life means you can enjoy iPad mini all day.

It’s hard to believe you get all that functionality in a tablet that’s just 293g and only 6.3mm thick.