Apple has also launched its new iPad (9th Gen) and new iPad mini at its event Globally. The new iPad mini has a larger 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with narrow borders. It has 500 nits of brightness, a P3 wide color gamut, anti-reflective screen coating, True Tone, and full lamination. It runs on the new A15 Bionic chip, the same as the iPhone 13 series. It has a new 6-core CPU with two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, where the company said that this chip is 40% faster than the competition. The new 4-core GPU is up to 80 % faster than the previous generation of iPad mini with an A12 Bionic chip.
It comes with the Touch ID that has been moved to the top button of the iPad mini due to its narrow borders. The iPad mini now supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation), which attaches magnetically to the iPad mini for wireless charging and pairing. There are also landscape stereo speakers.
It comes with a new 12MP ultra-wide front-facing camera and also comes with a 5G option, Wi-Fi 6 and a USB-C port for up to 5Gbps data transfer, and the option to connect USB-C accessories, for the first time in an iPad mini. The iPadOS 15 with support has Centre Stage that detects people and moves the frame to follow them. This feature works in FaceTime, Zoom, and other video apps. There is a 12MP primary rear camera with Focus Pixels and True Tone Flash.
The new Apple iPad mini comes in Pink, Starlight, Purple, and Space Grey colors and will be available in 64GB and 256GB versions.
Apple iPad Mini (6th Gen) Specifications -
|Display||8.3-inch (2266 x 1488 pixels) Retina display with P3 Color Gamut, 500 nits brightness, 326 PPI, True Tone display|
|Processor||Six-Core A15 (2 performance and 4 efficiency cores) Bionic 5nm chip with 64-bit architecture, 5‑core GPU, 16‑core Neural Engine|
|SIM||Single SIM (Optional)|
|Rear Cameras||12MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, 5P lens, Quad-LED True Tone flash|
|Front Camera||12MP 122° Ultra Wide front camera with f/2.4 aperture, Retina Flash|
|Features||Dual microphones for calls, Stereo speakers, Touch ID|
|Dimensions||195.4x 134.8×6.3 mm|
|Weight||293g (WiFi) / 297g (5G)|
|Connectivity||5G (sub‑6 GHz), Gigabit-class LTE, 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with GLONASS, USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps)|
|Battery/Charger||19.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery with Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching the video, or listening to music|
Apple iPad (9th Gen) -
Apple also launched its new iPad (9th Gen) at its event globally. It has a 10.2-inch Retina Display with an upgraded ambient light sensor that enables True Tone, which adjusts screen content to the color temperature of a room. It runs on the new A13 Bionic chip with 20% faster performance in CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine. According to Apple, it is up to 3x faster than top-selling Chromebooks and 6x faster than top-selling Android tablets. It still supports Apple Pencil first-gen, smart keyboard, and has an upgraded 12MP ultra-wide camera.
It comes with the latest iPadOS 15 with support for Centre Stage that detects people and moves the frame to follow them and works in FaceTime, Zoom, and other video apps. It still has the Touch ID embedded into the home button, and also comes with a Gigabit LTE option as well. The new Apple iPad comes in Silver and Space Grey colors and is available in 64GB and 256GB versions.
Apple iPad (9th Gen) Specifications -
|Display||10.2-inch (2160 x 1620pixels) Retina display with 500 nits brightness, 264 PPI|
|Processor||Six-core A13 Bionic 64-bit processor, 8-core Neural Engine|
|SIM||Single SIM (Optional)|
|Rear Cameras||8MP camera with f/2.4 aperture, 5P lens|
|Front Camera||12MP 122° front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash|
|Features||Dual microphones for calls, Stereo speakers, Touch ID, stereo speakers|
|Dimensions||250.6x 174.1x 7.5mm|
|Weight||483g (WiFi) / 498g (4G)|
|Connectivity||4G LTE (optional), Wi‑Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Battery/Charger||32.4-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery with Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching the video, or listening to music, Wi-Fi + Cellular models up to 9 hours of surfing the web using a cellular data network|
Pricing and Availability -
The new iPad mini and new iPad are now available for pre-order from today on apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app in 28 countries and regions, including the US, and will be rolled out from Friday, September 24.
Apple iPad mini 2021 Prices are -
- 64GB storage/Wi-Fi version - Rs.46900
- 64GB Storage/Wi-Fi + Cellular version - Rs.60900
- 256GB storage/Wi-Fi version - Rs.60,900
- 256GB Storage/Wi-Fi + Cellular version - Rs.74,900
- Apple Pencil (2nd generation) - Rs.10,900
- New Smart Folio For iPad mini - Rs.5,500
Apple iPad 9th Gen Prices are -
- 64GB storage/Wi-Fi version - Rs.30,900
- 64GB Storage/Wi-Fi + Cellular version - Rs.42,900
- 256GB storage/Wi-Fi version - Rs.44,900
- 256GB Storage/Wi-Fi + Cellular version - Rs.56,900
- Apple Pencil (1st generation) - Rs. 8500
- Smart Keyboard for iPad - Rs. 13900