New iPad mini comes in four colours, drops the home button and more

It's more like a mini iPad Air

iPad mini

It’s been years since Apple updated the iPad mini, but thankfully, Apple’s smallest tablet has finally received a facelift.

The new iPad mini (2021) borrows more from the Pad Air (2020) than the basic iPad, which now seems geared squarely towards the education market.

This means that the iPad Mini features a USB-C port, a squared-off design, 5G and more. The new iPad mini also includes thinner bezels and a Touch ID sensor located in its power button.

iPad mini

Moreover, the new 8.3-inch iPad mini features a new camera with True Tone flash and a 12-megapixel sensor. You can also record video in 4K.

Like the new base-model iPad, the refreshed iPad mini features a 12-megapixel front-facing camera with ‘Centre Stage’ support, allowing you to move around while on a video call.

The new tablet also supports the 2nd-generation Apple Pencil and can magnetically attach to the side of the iPad mini to charge, and Apple’s A15 Bionic chipset, making it one of the most powerful iPads currently available

The new iPad Mini will be available later today for pre-order and releases on September 24th starting at $649.

Image credit: Apple 

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