In a somewhat surprising move, Apple unveiled a new iPad mini on Tuesday. It has a 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display and contains the A15 Bionic chip. It is available to order online today, and will be in stores from Friday, September 24.
New iPad mini with A15 Bionic Chip
Apple said the A15 Bionic chips means the new iPad mini offers 80 percent faster performance than the previous generation.
It also has a USB-C port, displays up to 4K, and comes in four colors – pink, starlight, purple, and space gray. Touch ID is now in the top button, and the cellular models offer 5G connectivity which can reach a peak speed of 3.5Gbps.
Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing commented:
With its ultra-portable design and wide range of uses from everyday tasks to creative and enterprise applications, there’s nothing else like iPad mini. With a new all-screen Liquid Retina display, massive boost in performance, new advanced cameras on the front and back, Center Stage, USB-C, 5G, and support for Apple Pencil, the new iPad mini is a huge leap forward that can be held in the palm of your hand.
The cameras have also been upgraded, offering Center Stage. The back camera has a 12MP sensor too, and offers Focus Pixels and a larger aperture to capture sharp, vivid photos, and True Tone flash for capturing images in low light. The tablet supports the 2nd generation Apple Pencil too.