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Apple iPad Mini 6

Specifications

Apple iPad Mini 6
Apple iPad Mini 6 WiFi + Cellular 5G 2021 (iPad Mini Series)
Processor
Apple A15 Bionic 6 x 2.93 GHz
Graphics adapter
Apple A15 GPU 5-Core
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
8.30 inch 13,7:9, 2266 x 1488 pixel 327 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, native pen support, IPS, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB SSD, 64 GB 
, 50 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, position sensor, barometer
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0, 5G (n1/​n2/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n8/​n12/​n20/​n25/​n28/​n29/​n30/​n38/​n40/​n41/​n48/​n66/​n71/​n77/​n78/​n79), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B11/​B12/​B13/​B14/​B17/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B21/​B25/​B26/​B28/​B29/​B30/​B32/​B34/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​B42/​B46/​B48/​B66/​B71), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 2G (B2/​B3/​B5/​B8), LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.3 x 195.4 x 134.8 ( = 0.25 x 7.69 x 5.31 in)
Battery
19.3 Wh, 5177 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Apple iPadOS 15
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix f/​1.9, AF, flash, 4K video @60fps
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix f/​2.4
Additional features
Speakers: 4 speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, USB-C cable, SIM tool, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
297 g ( = 10.48 oz / 0.65 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
719 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 87.34% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 46 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 90%, features: 73%, display: 83% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Apple iPad Mini 6

90.7% Apple iPad Mini 6 review – Apple's attractive, small tablet with 5G | Notebookcheck
Now in its 6th generation, the iPad Mini has received a more modern look and of course quite a performance update. Find out in our extensive test what else the iPad Mini 2021 Cellular is able to do.
iPad mini 6 honest review after 1 week..
Source: Max Tech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2021
85% Apple iPad Mini (2021) review: A powerful & fantastic little tablet
Source: Hardware Zone English
There are some minor annoyances. For example, the lack of a headphone jack can be bothersome if you don’t have wireless headphones or earbuds. And I lost count of the number of times I flipped open the Smart Folio only to find that there’s no keyboard to type on. But that version costs nearly one grand. The second-generation Apple Pencil is S$189 and Apple’s own Smart Folio cover is another S$89. Pretty soon you’d realise that for about the same money, you could have gotten an M1 MacBook Air or any number of entry-level ultraportable Windows notebooks. That said, readers who intend to stream most of their content or have much of their data in the cloud might be able to make do with 64GB.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 95% workmanship: 85%
75% iPad Mini 2021 Review: A Little Different
Source: The Verge English
I like the iPad Mini because it can do all the multitasking tricks a big iPad can do, but most of the time I end up using it like a giant phone. I like it better than a giant phone because the screen is even bigger still than that device. (Though why Apple doesn’t add some sort of split-screen to the iPhone Pro Max phones is beyond me.) Most of all, I like the iPad Mini because its physical size changes my relationship with the content I’m engaging with on the screen and — most importantly — with what’s happening around me. I physically can hold it further away from my eyes, which as a human body in the real world opens me up more than a phone does. The iPad Mini is not just a small iPad. Even though the change in screen size doesn’t change how the software works (to its detriment), it does change how you use the software. That’s why it’s great for me — and it’s why my advice to anybody considering one is to think about whether or not it would truly be great for them
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 75%
90% iPad mini 6 review: mini size, max performance!
Source: Phone Arena English
The new iPad mini 6 is unrivaled in the small tablet market, offering top-tier performance, solid cameras, great sound, Apple Pencil support and all the pro iPadOS apps you may want on a tablet. With its redesigned, lightweight build, perfect for one-handed use, the 2021 iPad mini is arguably the best premium tablet for reading and note-taking. For any other scenario you may be finding the bigger iPads unwieldy and your phone too small, this iPad is likely to be just right. Alternatively, this tablet's versatility and size make it fantastic for single-purpose use cases like turning it into your dedicated car GPS, your smart home hub, a display for your drone and so on. While it may seem that there's no place for premium small tablets in 2021, anyone will likely be able to come up with a cool way to use the new iPad mini for making their life a bit more convenient.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
2021 iPad Mini Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The 2021 iPad Mini 6, Apple’s smallest tablet, is easy on the hands, but not as easy on the wallet as the previous generation. That said, it offers a great deal of improvements and upgrades over older Mini models, as Apple realizes folks buy the Mini for its smaller size rather than small price. The iPadOS 15 tablet has a larger 8.3” IPS Liquid Retina display while having a smaller footprint than the outgoing model. It has the same Apple A15 CPU as the iPhone 13 family of phones, and is available in two storage capacities. 5G cellular is optional, Wi-Fi 6 with Bluetooth 5 is standard and Touch ID is now embedded in the power button on the side rather than taking up vast real estate on the front bezel.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2021
90% Apple iPad mini 6 (2021) review: Awesome and ultraportable
Source: Tom's Guide English
I expect the questions about the new iPad mini to come hard and fast this fall, as iPad owners wonder if they should treat themselves to the new-new or keep what they have. Those who want a tablet with an excellent screen can just stop right here with the iPad mini 2021. And with the mini's speedy A15 Bionic performance, you should be confident that you can run even-more demanding apps on it. For even more battery life, you can save $170 with the $329 iPad 9. Think you're going to type a lot? The iPad Air 2020 is calling your name, but it's $100 more at $599 and its Magic Keyboard is $299 on top of that. Want a 8-inch tablet for less than half the price of the iPad mini 6? Well, just know that the $159 Galaxy Tab A7 Lite's screen isn't as sharp, its performance can't touch the iPad mini 6 and it doesn't last as long either. At the end of the day, those who want an excellent one-handed tablet experience for reading books and watching shows and movies — with no compromises — should check out the iPad mini 2021.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Unboxing the new iPad Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPad 10.2
Source: Lon.TV English
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2021
New iPad Mini - Can It Replace My iPad Pro 12.9?
Source: Mash IT English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2021
Hands-on: 2021 Apple iPad Mini and iPad
Source: Hardware Zone English
I think it’s safe to say that many were surprised last week when Apple started its “California Streaming” event by announcing not one, but two new iPads. I certainly didn’t see it coming. But that’s exactly what happened, Apple announced a long-awaited new iPad Mini and a new iPad. Let’s start with the exciting stuff. The iPad Mini. This is the sixth-generation iPad Mini and it’s one that we have been waiting for a long time. If you remember, the last time Apple announced a new iPad Mini was back in 2019.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2021
iPad mini 6 (2021) review
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
We're impressed by the 6th generation iPad mini. The new design means it looks modern, the bigger screen is a bonus, and the improved FaceTime camera rectifies one of the biggest embarrassments of the last generation. The adoption of Apple's leading mobile chip means the iPad mini currently surpasses the iPad Air, so, as long as you think small is perfect then it's a great choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2021
iPad mini (2021) review
Source: Techradar English
The new iPad mini 2021, also called the iPad mini 6, is a powerful device with a crisp smaller screen, 5G connectivity support, and a stylish and compact design that makes it easy to insert into bags and even larger pockets. It won’t be the best iPad for everyone, but it’s undeniably the best small tablet money can buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2021
Rating: price: 80%
100% Apple iPad Mini (6th generation, 2021) review
Source: Stuff TV English
Post-Apple’s recent event, the company faced criticism for a raft of ostensibly incremental updates, rather than offering anything revolutionary. And, arguably, the iPad Mini is following what went before, namely the iPad Pro redesign and last year’s iPad Air. What’s important is whether new and changed features are meaningful, and for iPad Mini this latest update is transformative, whether considering the design, display, connectivity or raw power. All that needs to be balanced against a sizeable price hike and your personal needs. But if you prize portability, don’t need traditional keyboard input for your main iPad use cases, and have the eyes for a smaller, sharper display, the new iPad Mini is an excellent package.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
85% Apple iPad mini (2021) Review: Big dog energy
Source: Mobile Syrup English
The new iPad mini is one of the few tech products to release this year to really excite me, and in my time with it, the tiny tablet hasn't disappointed me. The small size is great and having an iPad with 2nd-gen Apple Pencil tucked into my camera bag to edit/review pictures and photos on the go is very useful. If you know that the small form factor and USB-C port on the new iPad mini will mesh well with your workflow, you can’t go wrong with Apple’s tiny tablet. However, if you just need an iPad to browse the web and you don’t need the small size, you’ll likely be served just as well as by the base model iPad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 85%
iPad Mini 2021 review: The best small tablet?
Source: Engadget English
The iPad mini has been the best small tablet available for a while, and the 6th-generation continues to hold that top spot. The $499 slab looks and feels a bit different thanks to a much-needed design update, which includes an “all-screen” design with an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display, a power button with TouchID, improved cameras that support Center Stage and USB-C charging. All of those updates, plus support for WiFi 6, 5G and the second-generation Apple Pencil, make the iPad mini feel like a shrunken version of the iPad Air. But the niche appeal of the mini remains -- it’s all about size for this iPad, and there isn’t a better option out there for those who know an 8-inch tablet will fill a void in their lives.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2021
iPad Mini Review - Which iPad Should You Buy?
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2021
100% Apple iPad mini review (2021): Proud to be a tablet
Source: Pocket Lint English
This is a great little tablet for those who want a straightforward slate - not a laptop replacement - that will easily slip into a bag. The only catch is that it might cost more than you would perhaps want for a device like this, and there are still various Apple technologies - MagSafe, FaceID, ProMotion - absent from the features list. Still, it's a super update for the series and a tablet that's proud to be just that.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
Hands-on: 2021 Apple iPad Mini and iPad
Source: Hardware Zone English
On to the iPad. This is the ninth generation iPad and it’s mainly a spec-bump update to last year’s 8th generation iPad. On the outside, nothing has really changed. The dimensions are the same, they weigh about the same, and they have the same buttons and ports in the same places. This means this iPad is the only tablet that Apple currently makes that uses the Lightning port. Support for accessories is also unchanged. So this iPad still only works with Apple’s first-generation Apple Pencil and there’s a Smart Connector that works with Apple’s Smart Keyboard.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2021
90% Apple iPad mini 6 (2021) review: Awesome and ultraportable
Source: Tom's Guide English
I expect the questions about the new iPad mini to come hard and fast this fall, as iPad owners wonder if they should treat themselves to the new-new or keep what they have. Those who want a tablet with an excellent screen can just stop right here with the iPad mini 2021. And with the mini's speedy A15 Bionic performance, you should be confident that you can run even-more demanding apps on it. For even more battery life, you can save $170 with the $329 iPad 9. Think you're going to type a lot? The iPad Air 2020 is calling your name, but it's $100 more at $599 and its Magic Keyboard is $299 on top of that. Want a 8-inch tablet for less than half the price of the iPad mini 6? Well, just know that the $159 Galaxy Tab A7 Lite's screen isn't as sharp, its performance can't touch the iPad mini 6 and it doesn't last as long either. At the end of the day, those who want an excellent one-handed tablet experience for reading books and watching shows and movies — with no compromises — should check out the iPad mini 2021.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Apple iPad mini (6th Gen) review: the small tablet reaches its ultimate form
Source: T3 English
The iPad mini 6 feels like the ultimate expression of what Apple always wanted it to be: a highly flexible computer in the smallest possible space. This upgrade makes it as capable for creative work as for entertainment, and despite the price hike, it's an excellent buy as an ultraportable companion device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
Apple iPad mini (2021) Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The release date of the Apple iPad mini (2021) is September 14, 2021 and the tablet’s expected price is approximately $499 (Rs 36,999). The iPad mini 2021 comes with 5G support, 8.3 inches screen, weight 293g, Liquid Retina IPS LCD screen with 500 nits brightness, scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating, Stylus support, iPadOS 15 OS, 5nm Apple chipset A15 Bionic, Apple GPU (5-core) graphics, 12MP main camera, 12MP selfie camera, 4K video recording, side-mounted fingerprint, and battery size not to mention.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2021
iPad mini 2021: Apple’s smallest tablet gets a HUGE upgrade
Source: Expert Reviews English
The iPad mini supports the second-generation Apple Pencil, to which it connects magnetically. You’ll also notice a new pair of built-in speakers designed to provide stereo sound in landscape orientation. And once you’ve chosen from one of four colours – purple, pink, starlight and space grey – Apple is also releasing a new set of slim smart folio covers to match.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/14/2021

Foreign Reviews

86% Das begehrteste iPad im praktischsten Formfaktor
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2021
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 70%
Mein Fazit im Alltag
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/06/2021
Mehr Leistung und endlich ein neues Design
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2021
Das Kleine mit der großen Leistung
Source: Stadt-bremerhaven German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2021
Alles anders! Wirklich!
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2021
Kompletter Neuanfang beim kleinen Apple-Tablet
Source: Billiger-telefonieren.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2021
iPad mini 6 im Test: Größeres Display, mehr Leistung & 5G
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Positive: Nice display; high performance; fast Wifi. Negative: Slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2021
91% iPad mini 2021, análisis: si estás convencido de que le sacarás partido, no hay mejor tablet de consumo pequeño
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 95% display: 93% mobility: 88% workmanship: 88%
iPad Mini 6 (2021) · Ventajas y Desventajas
Source: Hablando Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent display; modern design; powerful processor; smart Apple Pencil 2. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2021
iPad mini (6ta generación), análisis: el pequeño de la casa ahora lo tiene todo para conquistarte
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful processor; USB-C; high performance; smart Apple Pencil 2; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/22/2021
82% Recensione iPad Mini 6
Source: Mobile World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 70% features: 85% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Recensione iPad mini 2021
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Positive: Impressive processor; smart Apple pencil; excellent display; high autonomy; great speakers; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/22/2021
85% iPad Mini Review - De zesde generatie is hier!
Source: XGN Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 85%
iPad mini (2021) Review: klein qua formaat, groots qua prestaties
Source: Want.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Modern design; decent display; powerful hardware; great cameras; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2021
80% Test iPad Mini 2021 : une excellente mise à jour, mais toujours une tablette de niche
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test de l’iPad mini 6 (2021) : un Pro au creux de la main
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
90% Test Apple iPad mini (2021), notre iPad idéal !
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% iPad mini 2021 – chcę go mieć (recenzja)
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
iPad mini 6 rất tuyệt vời với 5 ưu điểm nổi bật này
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice display; powerful processor; support 5G; smart Apple Pencil 2; USB-C; decent selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2021
Trên tay và đánh giá nhanh iPad mini 6: Thiết kế hiện đại, cấu hình cực kì mạnh mẽ, pin tốt
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Modern design; powerful hardware; high autonomy; compact size; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2021
Trên tay iPad mini 6: Thiết kế mới cực “mlem”, cấu hình Apple A15 mạnh mẽ nhất thế giới, giá dự kiến 14.5 triệu đồng
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; powerful hardware; high performance; compact size; light weight; smart Apple Pencil 2.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2021
Trên tay iPad mini 6: Chiếc máy tính bảng 8 inch mạnh mẽ nhất thế giới!
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; modern design; nice display; powerful processor; high performance; good cameras; smart Apple Pencil 2.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2021
iPad mini (2021)
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: Fast charging; great display; elegant design; excellent cameras; smart Apple Pencil 2; good connectivity; USB-C.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2021
90% Anmeldelse: Apple iPad Mini 2021
Source: Input DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% workmanship: 90%
67% iPad Mini 2021 test | større – men stadig for lille
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 67%

Comment

Apple A15 GPU 5-Core:

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


A15: System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that integrates six 64 Bit cores, 2 performance and 4 power saving cores. The chip is manufactured in 5nm and integrates 15.8 billion transistors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


8.30":

This display diagonal is quite small for tablets.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.297 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).


87.34%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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