California tech giant held one of the most anticipated event of the year, the Apple Event. In this event, we see the announcement of new iPhone series every year. And along with it, some other products also gets announced. And the first one this time is new iPad 10.6 and iPad mini 6 (2021). So without wasting anymore time, let’s look at the same.
iPad mini 6 (2021):
Starting off with the mini version, which is most awaited iPad series to get an upgrade for so long. And Apple doesn’t disappoint here. The 2021 iPad mini gets a few major upgrades from last year. And the first one is inclusion of Type-C port. Fans were asking for this feature for years and finally they got what they wanted the most. With this, the iPad Mini can be connected by many accessories universally.
The iPad mini 6 now has slightly bigger display at 8.3-inches Liquid Retina display with 2260 x 1488 resolution and improved 500 nits brightness. The dedicated Touch ID button has gone now and the fingerprint sensor is shifted to the power button itself. There’s single but new 12MP camera sensor with f1.8 lens. At the front a 12MP ultra wide angle lens is present for wider selfies and FaceTime meetings.
It supports 1st Gen Apple Pencil with magnetic attachment on the side (thanks to its all new renewed design with flat sides, just like latest iPads and iPhones. From this year 5G will be first available for an iPad Mini series. And lastly, it comes with Apple A15 Bionic 5nm processor.
Rest of the specs are just minor upgrades here & there.
iPad 10.2 (2021):
This entry level iPad is also get some upgrades here & there. It got A13 Bionic processor compared to A12, which will be a slight but good upgrade. The build & design are same as before. The camera is also same as before, but Apple says the image quality will get better because of new ISP present in A13 Bionic.
Now let’s talk about the upgrades, the front camera is a 12MP ultra wide sensor same as iPad mini 6. And the base storage is now set to 64GB. Both iPads will ship with the new iPadOS 15 out of the box.
Pricing & Availability:
- iPad mini 6 (Wi-Fi, 64GB) is priced at $499
- iPad mini 6 (Cellular, 64GB) is priced at $649
- Pre-order for both iPads has started in USA today.
- Sales of both will start from 24th September in USA.
Surely the main highlight was the iPad mini 2021. It got a bunch of upgrades while the iPad 10.2 almost remains same as before. What are your thoughts about these iPads? Which one you are more interested for? Let us know in the comment section below.
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