iPad Mini: The mini world in your palm
- 16 Sep, 2021
Apple CEO Tim Cook during the launch event said “it is the littlest iPad” that is getting the BIGGEST UPGRADE ever. Many experts and viewers are also of the opinion that the new iPad mini, not the iPhone 13, was the star of the show at Apple's autumn 2021 event. This much-required new redesigned tablet received a lot of attention, and it earned it. In fact, we also describe the iPad mini to be receiving "its largest improvement ever." It seems as though Apple will either drop the iPad mini from its current range or give it a performance boost every now and then.
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about the all-new iPad mini, as well as the finest and most up-to-date answers we can provide. Have a look!
iPad mini - The compact size iPad
While every other iPad in Apple's range has been updated on a regular basis, the iPad mini seems to have been overlooked. Interestingly, the mini's 9.7-inch display has remained unchanged since the initial edition was released in 2012. However, Apple has finally updated its small tablet with a substantial overhaul that keeps the compact form factor. This includes a comprehensive redesign with a slimmer shape that is easier to hold and an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display. The new iPad mini model is a fresh twist on the iPad mini concept, which is ideal for smaller hands and travel. Basically, we can see it as a smaller version of the iPad Air 4.
The new tiny tablet - iPad mini - features a normal Liquid Retina display with 500 nits of brightness, P3 Wide Color, and True Tone. It also boasts a completely laminated display with an anti-reflective screen coating for reduced glare. Contrary to the rumors, the new iPad mini does not have a tiny-LED display like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro but boasts an 8.3-inch liquid retina display.
The iPad mini also comes with the second-generation Apple Pencil which attaches magnetically to the iPad and charges wirelessly. However, mind you, the Apple Pencil 2 does not come inside the retail box. Users have to purchase the Apple Pencil separately for approximately 200 AUD.
Apple’s smart camera, Center Stage, is also available on the iPad mini. The function works by following your face as you move around the frame with the iPad's ultra-wide camera on the front. Because the iPad mini's 12MP front camera has a wider field of view, the new smart camera feature will maintain you in the center of the frame even if you stand up or walk around. The coolest thing is that Center Stage may be used in third-party video-calling programs such as Zoom. On the back, there's a 12MP camera. Also, this much appreciated new mini-tablet will also record in 4K and the same camera as the upgraded entry-level iPad.
The iPad Mini features the much spoken A15 Bionic chip, which has a 6-core CPU, a 5-core GPU, and a 16-core Neural Engine. In terms of raw CPU performance, the A15 Bionic is 40% quicker than the previous generation, while GPU performance is up to 80% faster. The adoption of the A15 Bionic over prior generation processors in the new iPad mini is a pleasant surprise. Also, the A15 Bionic is also used in the new iPhone 13 models.
The iPad Mini is powered with a USB-C port, similar to iPad Air, which they say will result in 10 times faster data transfers, and support third-party devices that also use USB-C. It will also feature 5G, support the second-generation Apple Pencil, and will have its own line of super Smart Folio cases. The reveal shows that the top button will double as a way to use Touch ID option and is 40 percent faster and 80 percent faster with graphic processing. Lastly and most importantly, our iPad Mini is available in four colors: purple, pink, starlight, and space grey.
Should you buy the new iPad Mini?
And this is a question which fairly crosses everyone’s mind and the answer is YES! The iPad mini is a good choice. Consider students who want a small, lightweight tablet to use for online classes or web browsing. Although the iPad Pro is marketed as a laptop replacement, the new iPad mini is better suited to taking notes on the go. With the iPad mini, Apple is avoiding the laptop industry. The iPad mini, on the other hand, is marketed as a secondary computing device that nevertheless gives the complete iPad experience. For a variety of reasons, you may find the new iPad mini handy. The iPad mini's enhanced hardware, all-day battery life, and ultra-lightweight design are simply unbeatable. Yes, the Apple Pencil 2’s compatibility is a plus.
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