Apple iPad Mini 2021: What’s inside Apple’s upgraded smallest tablet?

Apple iPad Mini 2021, the sixth generation of Apple’s tablet variant and its smallest remain its biggest upgrade to date.

The Apple iPad Mini 2021 remains a choice consumer technology for users wanting a device to embrace the 5G era of faster connectivity and remain connected either at the home, office or on the move.

For its small size, the Apple iPad Mini 2021 upgrade which made its market debut on September 24, 2021, comes in four colours – Space Gray, Pink, Purple, Starlight.

The tablet was introduced with a new body build that now packs new features ranging from a larger screen for a smaller body, the latest A15 Bionic chip with 5G, new cameras, a new USB-C port and a new Touch ID.

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The Apple iPad Mini 2021 remains a choice consumer technology for users wanting a device to embrace the 5G era of faster connectivity and remain connected either at the home, office or on the move.

The Apple iPad Mini 2021 otherwise called the iPad Mini 6th Generation is an exciting, nice tablet but we can’t help but miss HDR support for the display. The brighter new screen comes quite handy for a great display and you will also come to appreciate the wide colour support. 

For Apple, the journey for the latest variant of this tablet has been two and a half years since the last iPad Mini and nine years since the first made its market debut.  

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The Apple iPad Mini 2021 otherwise called the iPad Mini 6th Generation is an exciting and nice tablet.

With the Apple iPad Mini 2021 upgrade, the technology giant has finally changed the shape and display size with inspiration from the recent iPhones and tablets from its innovative stables.

The Apple iPad Mini 2021, which was also built with a glass front, aluminium back and aluminium frame body will see buyers shelling out between N290,000 to N380,000 depending on the source they choose to buy from or memory capacity.

The Apple iPad Mini 2021 comes packed in a white box containing the tablet, a USB-C cable and a 20W power adapter and that’s all. 

But if the buyer wants a further upgrade on the upgraded Apple iPad Mini 2021, the device supports the second-generation Apple Pencil and there is a magnetic charging spot on its frame for the expensive stylus that will see you part with anything from N45,000- N60,000 for this addition.

The Apple iPad Mini 2021 uses Nano-SIM, eSIM as well as Stylus support (2nd gen only). This device uses an Apple GPU (5-core) GPU. It also uses a Hexa-core (2×2.93 GHz + 4xX.X GHz) CPU. It comes with WLAN (Wi-Fi), Bluetooth, GPS, and USB Type-C 3.1 and display port but no Radio or NFC. Its battery is a non-removable Li-ion 19.3 Wh battery with up to 10 hours of talk time (multimedia). It comes in just the A2568 model globally.

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The Apple iPad Mini 2021 is a table featuring a single main camera shoting at 12MP (wide) and single selfie camera of 12MP (ultrawide).

The Apple iPad Mini 2021’s selfie camera has [email protected]/30/60fps, gyro-EIS video with HDR features while the main cameras have Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, and panorama features with [email protected]/25/30/60fps, [email protected]/30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS video.

There are storage options for users because the iPad features two different built-in storage capacities depending on your budget or preferences- (64GB 4GB RAM and 256GB 4GB RAM) to store your files, pictures, videos and more. But you do not have the option of expanding your storage since there is no slot for a microSDXC card.

The Apple iPad Mini 2021: Tablet features in a box

DISPLAY Liquid Retina IPS LCD, 500 nits (typ) display type

8.3 inches, 203.9 cm2 (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio) display size

1488 x 2266 pixels, 3:2 ratio (~327 ppi density) Resolution

Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating Protection 

With Wide color gamut and True-tone.

NETWORK  GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
BODY 7.69 in (height),  5.31 in (width), 0.25 in (depth), 293g (WiFi)/ 297g (WiFi + Cellular) weight.
STORAGE 64GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM

Without microSDXC slot

CAMERA Single main camera- 12MP (wide)

Single selfie camera.- 12MP (ultrawide).

BATTERY Li-ion non-removable 19.3 Wh
SENSORS Fingerprint (side-mounted), 

accelerometer,

Compass,

Gyro,

Barometer.

SOUND Loudspeaker (with stereo speakers)

Without headphone jack

PLATFORM iPadOS 15, up to iPadOS 15.5, planned upgrade to iPadOS 16 OS

Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm) Chipset