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Help for the following Apple tablets:

  • iPad mini (1st generation) – released 2012.
  • iPad mini 2 (also known as iPad mini with Retina display) – released 2013.
  • iPad mini 3 – released 2014.
  • iPad mini 4 – released 2015.
  • iPad mini (5th generation) – released 2019.
  • iPad mini (6th generation) – released 2021.
iPad mini


iPad mini (6th generation)

The iPad Mini 6 (2021) has redefined what it means to be a compact tablet, adopting design elements from the iPad Air while maintaining its pocket-sized charm.

With an impressive Liquid Retina display, powered by the A15 Bionic chip, this tablet offers super-speedy performance akin to the iPhone 13. It’s available in 64GB and 256GB storage options, making it versatile for various users.

The tablet’s 12MP wide rear and front-facing cameras, including the FaceTime HD camera with Center Stage, ensure excellent photography and video conferencing capabilities.

The iPad Mini 6 stands out for its delightful 8.3-inch screen, perfect for reading books, browsing, and more with one hand. However, it’s not ideal for multitasking enthusiasts.

The absence of Apple’s Magic Keyboard is notable, but it supports the Apple Pencil 2 for precise input and features like iPadOS 15’s Live Text.

The tablet’s stereo speakers provide impressive sound quality, while the battery life, surpassing 10 hours, is commendable.

Despite being more expensive than its predecessor, the iPad Mini 6 offers substantial improvements, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a premium compact tablet that excels in single-handed usability, vibrant display, and powerful performance.

iPad mini in different finishes

iPad mini (5th generation)

The 5th-generation iPad Mini, known for its compact size, introduced Apple Pencil support, making it a powerful tool for note-taking and creative tasks. It also featured the A12 Bionic chip for improved performance, a laminated Retina display, and a wide color gamut, offering a stunning visual experience.

iPad mini 4

The iPad mini 4 featured a slim and lightweight design with powerful hardware, including the A8 chip and 2GB of RAM. It introduced a thinner profile and improved Retina display, making it an excellent device for on-the-go productivity and entertainment.

iPad mini 3

The iPad mini 3 retained the design and most features of its predecessor but added the convenience of Touch ID, allowing users to unlock their device and make secure payments with their fingerprint. While it didn’t bring significant changes, Touch ID was a notable addition for security.

iPad mini 2

The iPad mini 2 brought a significant upgrade with its Retina display, offering crisp and clear visuals. It was powered by the A7 chip, making it a capable performer for various tasks. This model marked a substantial improvement over the original iPad Mini and was well-received for its high-resolution screen.

iPad mini (1st generation)

The original iPad Mini introduced Apple’s smaller tablet form factor, featuring a 7.9-inch screen. While it lacked a Retina display and had older hardware, it was praised for its portability and versatility, making it an appealing choice for users looking for a more compact tablet option.

Specifications of iPad mini 6 (2021)

Dimensions (H x W x D)195.4 x 134.8 x 6.3 mm
Weight293 g
Water resistanceNo
TypeIPS LCD touch screen, 16 million colours
Size8.3 inches
Resolution1488 x 2266 pixels
Rear12 MP, f/1.8, (wide)
Front12 MP, f/2.4, 122˚ (ultra wide)
ChipsetApple A15 Bionic (5 nm)
CPUHexa-core (2×2.93 GHz + 4xX.X GHz)
GPUApple GPU (5-core graphics)
Storage64 GB / 256 GB
Face IDNo
Iris scannerNo
Touch IDYes
To find out more, see iPad mini specs.
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