At 9 a.m. on September 16, the iPad mini 6 and iPad 9 were released at Apple’s autumn new product launch event. The pre-orders for this device commenced immediately on Apple’s official website. The first outright sales of the iPad mini 6 officially took place on September 24th. Thanks to the Bionic A15 processor and first full-screen design, the iPad mini 6 is like a small steel cannon. Some users found on Apple’s official website that some iPad mini 6 orders shipments have been postponed until November. This means that those who bought this device will start getting them from November this year.
The iPad mini 6 comes with an 8.3-inch full screen for the first time. This display has a resolution of 2266 x 1488, 326 PPI, and supports the original colour display. Furthermore, the iPad mini 6 comes with the second generation of Apple Pencil.
Under the hood, the iPad mini 6 comes with the Bionic A15 processor which uses TSMC’s 5nm manufacturing process. According to Apple, the CPU and GPU are respectively 50% and 30% ahead of competing products. At the same time, it also supports 5G network and can hold nano-SIM cards.
This new iPad is available in four colors: space gray, pink, purple, and starlight. The storage capacity is 64GB and 256GB.
Apple iPad Mini (6th Gen) specifications
- 8.3-inch (2266 x 1488 pixels) Retina display with P3 Color Gamut, 500 nits brightness, 326 PPI, True Tone display
- Six-Core A15 (2 performance and 4 efficiency cores) Bionic 5nm chip with 64-bit architecture, 5‑core GPU, 16‑core Neural Engine
- 64GB/256GB variants
- iPadOS 15
- 12MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, 5P lens, Quad-LED True Tone flash
- 12MP 122° Ultra Wide front camera with f/2.4 aperture, Retina Flash
- Dual microphones for calls, Stereo speakers
- Touch ID
- Dimensions: 195.4x 134.8×6.3mm; Weight: 293g (WiFi) / 297g (5G)
- 5G (sub‑6 GHz), Gigabit-class LTE, 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with GLONASS, USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps)
- 19.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery with Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music