Apple finally decided to let go and redesign the iPad mini this year. Welcome the iPad mini 6 carrying an 8.3″ Liquid Retina Display with 500 nits of brightness and an A15 Bionic chip. The bezels have been trimmed to make it line with the iPad Pro range and the iPad Air 2020. To us, the iPad mini 6 feels like a smaller iPad Air 2020. Moving on, the display features an anti-reflective coating and support for the P3 color gamut. Apple Pencil (2nd gen) is compatible here.
The design of the iPad mini 6 is all aluminum in four gorgeous color finishes namely Starlight, Purple, Pink, and Space Gray. Speaking of which, Touch ID has been relocated to the power button to celebrate the all-bezel-less design. The front camera is now of the 12MP variety and borrows the Center-stage feature from the iPad Pro 2021. The main camera too is 12MP in resolution with Smart HDR and is supported by the True-Tone flash.
As for connectivity, USB-C comes to the iPad mini 6 to make things standardized and convenient. Apple has also baked in 5G cellular capability in the new iPad mini. As far as the OS is concerned, iPadOS 15 boots up the iPad mini 6, and the same will be available to other iPad devices on September 20.
Pre-orders have already started with shipping slated for September 24 at a starting price of $499. Storage-wise, 64GB and 256GB are up for grabs.