Apple iPad mini 6: US$499 tablet unveiled with a new design, USB Type-C and an A15 Bionic SoC
Apple has revealed the first iPad mini since March 2019. The jump from iPad mini 5 to the iPad mini 6 is a large one though, with a revised design, new display and a cutting edge chipset in play this time around.
Specifically, the iPad mini 6 has an 8.3-inch True Tone Display display running at 2,266 x 1,488 pixels. As the marketing renders show, the iPad mini 6 has much thinner bezels than its predecessor, bringing it in line with the iPad Air 4. The IPS panel also supports the Apple Pencil (2nd generation) and peaks at 500 nits.
Additionally, the iPad mini 6 includes the A15 Bionic, Apple's latest mobile SoC. The A15 Bionic features a 6-core CPU, a 5-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine. Apple claims that the A15 Bionic has a 40% faster CPU and an 80% faster GPU than the A12 Bionic in the iPad mini 5.
Apple has equipped the iPad mini 6 with a USB Type-C port too, and Touch ID integrated within the tablet's power button. Apple claims that the iPad mini 6 should last up to 9 hours on a single charge from its 19.3 Wh battery, as well.
The iPad mini 6 is available from US$499 with 64 GB of storage. Apple also sells a 256 GB model for US$649 and LTE models for a US$150 surcharge. The tablet will start shipping on September 24 in Space Gray, Pink, Purple and Starlight colourways.