• iPad mini 6 comes with 8.3-inch display – despite the rumors, it’s not mini LED. • The device features A15 Bionic chip, USB-C, Center Stage, and Apple Pencil 2 support. • Touch ID is used instead of Face ID.
iPad mini 6 2021 – quick facts
▸ iPad mini 6 features a bigger 8.3-inch display, compared to 7.9-inch in iPad mini 5. The screen resolution is 2266 × 1488 px, while the pixel density of 326 ppi is the highest among all iPad models.
▸ Despite the larger screen, the dimensions of iPad mini 6 are smaller. The height is by almost 8 millimeters lower than iPad mini 5.
▸ The 2021 mini is equipped with a powerful A15 Bionic chip, which delivers up to 80% faster performance than the previous generation.
▸ Unlike iPad Pro models, iPad mini 6 doesn’t have Face ID. Instead, to unlock the device or make Apple Pay payments, you will use Touch ID built into the top button.
▸ The new USB-C provides faster charging and data transfer. The port supports up to 5Gbps data transfer, which is 10 times faster than the previous generation.
▸ The front ultra-wide camera features Center Stage video call technology. The camera is combined with machine learning to recognize and keep you centered in the frame all the time.
▸ iPad mini 2021 comes in a new range of four finishes. Besides the well-known Space Gray, there are also Pink, Purple, and a new Starlight color.
▸ There are already dozens of third-party iPad mini 6 case covers available on Amazon, including Smart Cover alternatives, functional heavy-duty cases, and hybrid clear back shells.
iPad mini 6 size, compared to iPad Pro 11
Apple iPad mini 6 2021 – full specs
|Screen||8.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology|
|Screen resolution||2266 × 1488 px|
|Pixel density||326 ppi|
|Storage capacity||• 64 GB
• 256 GB
|Processor||• A15 Bionic chip with 64‑bit architecture
• 16-core Neural Engine
|Rear camera||12MP, 5-elements lens, f/1.8 aperture, 5x digital zoom, 4K video recording|
|Front camera||12MP Ultra Wide camera, 122° field of view, f/2.4 aperture, 1080p HD video recording, Retina Flash, cinematic video stabilization|
|Body colors||• Starlight
• Space Gray
|Battery||Built-in 19.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery, non-removable|
|Battery life||Up to 10 hours of surﬁng the web on Wi‑Fi or watching video|
|Charging||Via power adapter or USB to computer|
|Weight||• 10.33 oz / 293 g (Wi-Fi models)
• 10.48 oz / 297 g (Wi-Fi + Cellular models)
|Dimensions||7.7 × 5.3 × 0.25 in / 195.4 × 134.8 × 6.3 mm|
|Wi-Fi||802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6; simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO|
|Bluetooth||Yes, 5.0 technology|
|Ports and connectors||• USB-C connector
• Magnetic Connector
• Top button with Touch ID
|Sound||Stereo speakers at the bottom and top|
|Touch ID||Yes, integrated into top button|
|Other sensors||• Touch ID
• Three‐axis gyro
• Ambient light sensor
|In the box||• iPad mini 6 (2021 release)
• USB-C charge cable (1 meter)
• 20W USB-C Power Adapter
|Apple Pencil||Compatible with Apple Pencil 2 (sold separately)|
|Smart Keyboard||Not compatible|
|Smart Keyboard Folio||Not compatible|
|Magic Keyboard||Not compatible|
|Launch dates||• Announcement: September 14, 2021
• Pre-orders: September 14, 2021
• Release: September 24, 2021
|Prices||• 64 GB / Wi-Fi – $499
• 64 GB / Wi-Fi + Cellular – $649
• 256 GB / Wi-Fi – $649
• 256 GB / Wi-Fi + Cellular – $799
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