Apple at its keynote event 2021 announced the launch of the new iPhone 13 series including the new iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and the new iPad Mini and iPad. Now, let’s just talk about the iPad Mini first. Apple announced the new iPad in a whole new redesign and four distinct color options including Space Gray, Pink, Purple, and Starlight. Now, let’s quickly have a look at the specifications, price, and availability date of the new iPad Mini below.
iPad Mini Specifications
If we talk about the internal hardware or chip, the new iPad Mini comes with a 6-core CPU and 5-core GPU A15 Bionic chip. This time Apple has also included the much-needed Touch ID on the new iPad Mini which you will on the top Power Button (Like the Air). The new iPad Mini also comes with a larger 8.3-inch display with smaller bezels and also supports 2nd Gen Apple Pencil Support.
Apple also confirmed that the new iPad Mini model comes with a 40% Faster CPU and 80% Faster GPU. There is also a USB-C port on the device and it’s also 5G compatible. As for the cameras, the new iPad Mini includes 12MP Ultra Wide Camera w/ Centre Stage.
iPad Mini Specs List
- Apple Pencil 2 support
- 8.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, 500 nits brightness
- A15 Bionic chip with 64‑bit architecture, 6-core CPU, 5-core graphics 16-core Neural Engine
- USB Type-C Port
- Stereo speakers
- Touch ID on the power button
- 12MP rear Wide camera, ƒ/1.8 aperture, Digital zoom up to 5x, Auto image stabilization, Burst mode
- Video recording – 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps – 1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps 720p – HD video recording at 30 fps Quad-LED True Tone flash – Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
- 12MP Ultra Wide front camera, 122° field of view, 1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
- 5G/WiFi 6
- 64/256GB Storage
- Nano‑SIM (supports Apple SIM)
- Sensors – Touch ID Three-axis gyro Accelerometer Barometer Ambient light sensor
- The full iPad Mini specs sheet can be found here
iPad, iPad Mini (Wi-Fi + Cellular) 2021 Price
When it comes to the price of the new iPad Mini, there are two models iPad mini (Wi-Fi) and iPad Mini (Wi-Fi + Cellular) with two different pricing to choose from. The iPad Mini (Wi-Fi) only model with 64GB costs $499 (₹46,900 INR), while the iPad Mini (Wi-Fi + Cellular) model with 256GB storage costs $649 (₹60,900 INR).
On the other hand, the new iPad with 64GB storage costs $329 (₹30,900 INR) for the (Wi-Fi) only model, and the (Wi-Fi + Cellular) with 256GB storage costs $459 (₹42,900 INR).
iPad, iPad Mini Price List
- iPad (Wi-Fi): $329 – ₹30,900
- iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular): $459 – ₹42,900
- iPad mini (Wi-Fi): $499 – ₹46,900
- iPad mini (Wi-Fi + Cellular): $649 – ₹60,900
iPad Mini 2021 Availability
Both the new iPad and iPad Mini models will be available for sale starting September 24, 2021, from the major US carriers.