Apple iPad mini 6 (2021) – the 3-minute guide

Apple iPad mini 6 2021 release specs
Apple iPad mini 6 2021 release specs
Apple iPad mini 6 2021 quick facts

• 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.

Apple iPad mini 6 in four color finishes
iPad mini 6 is available in four color finishes: Space Gray, Pink, Purple, and Starlight

▸ 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 can be purchased in Apple and Amazon online stores. The price for the entry-level version (64GB, Wi-Fi only) is the same as its predecessor – $499.

iPad mini 6 size, compared to iPad Pro 11

Size comparison iPad mini 6 vs Pro 11
iPad mini size compared to iPad Pro 11
Apple iPad mini 6 vs Pro 11 display size comparison
iPad mini 6 display 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
microSD card No
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
• Purple
• Pink
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
Operating System iPadOS
Sound Stereo speakers at the bottom and top
Touch ID Yes, integrated into top button
Face ID No
Other sensors • Touch ID
• Three‐axis gyro
• Accelerometer
• Barometer
• 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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Published by Piotr Kowalczyk

Geek and book lover who has been recently updated to the latest beta operating system which is still full of bugs. Blogger by day, designer by night. Founder of Ebook Friendly and Geek Updated.

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