Apple 8.3" iPad mini (6th Gen, 256GB, Wi-Fi + 5G LTE, Starlight)

Apple 8.3" iPad mini (6th Gen, 256GB, Wi-Fi + 5G LTE, Starlight)
Key Features
  • 8.3" Multi-Touch Liquid Retina Display
  • 2266 x 1488 Screen Resolution (326 ppi)
  • Apple A15 Bionic Chip | 6-Core CPU
  • 256GB Storage | 5-Core GPU
Mega power now comes in a mini size with the starlight Apple 8.3" iPad mini, which lets you bring ideas to life in the palm of your hand. Supercharged by Apple's A15 Bionic chip with a 6-Core CPU, 5-Core GPU, a Neural Engine, an IPS display, 5G wireless and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), a 12MP Ultra-Wide camera with Center Stage, 5 Gb/s USB Type-C connectivity, and all-day battery life, the iPad mini can drive tasks that include reading emails, editing photos with Photoshop, experiencing AR, playing graphics-intensive games, and more.
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Apple iPad mini Late 2021 Overview

Mega power now comes in a mini size with the starlight Apple 8.3" iPad mini, which lets you bring ideas to life in the palm of your hand. Supercharged by Apple's A15 Bionic chip with a 6-Core CPU, 5-Core GPU, a Neural Engine, an IPS display, 5G wireless and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), a 12MP Ultra-Wide camera with Center Stage, 5 Gb/s USB Type-C connectivity, and all-day battery life, the iPad mini can drive tasks that include reading emails, editing photos with Photoshop, experiencing AR, playing graphics-intensive games, and more.

The iPad mini's Liquid Retina IPS display has been redesigned with an edge-to-edge screen, narrow borders, and rounded corners. It has a 2266 x 1488 resolution, the P3 wide color gamut, 500 nits of brightness, and True Tone for comfortable viewing. On the front, Apple uses a 12MP Ultra-Wide Camera with Center Stage, which uses the 12MP Ultra-Wide 1080p camera and machine learning to automatically pan, zoom, expand, and actively adjust the frame during video calls, whether it's just you or multiple participants. On the rear, there is 12MP Wide camera for 4K, 1080p, and 720p video recording with Smart HDR 3.

Apple has also equipped the iPad mini with 256GB of storage, plus a 5 Gb/s USB Type-C interface that supports DisplayPort and charging. Moving to the audio side of things, the iPad mini has stereo speakers with dual mics. Also available is support for a the Apple Pencil (2nd Gen). Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) ensures a fast Wi-Fi connection, and 5G LTE will allow network connectivity when Wi-Fi is not available, so long as you have a separately-sold data plan.

This iPad comes preloaded with iPadOS. Please check your device settings for the latest available update.

General Features

All-Screen Design

The iPad mini has been redesigned with an all-new enclosure with an edge-to-edge screen, along with narrow borders and rounded corners. The 8.3" Liquid Retina display features 500 nits peak brightness, True Tone for comfortable viewing, P3 wide color, and low reflectivity of 1.8%, making text sharp and colors vivid.

Apple Pencil (2nd Gen)

The iPad mini supports the Apple Pencil (2nd Gen), which attaches magnetically to its side, so it's always with you and ready for a spur of the moment sketch or spontaneous brainstorming session. The Apple Pencil also charges wirelessly, and you can double tap the barrel to quickly switch between tools, like a highlighter and an eraser, so you can write, draw, and mark up with ease.

Four Colors and Landscape Stereo Speakers

The iPad mini comes in four beautiful colors. And the new landscape stereo speakers are great when you're watching a show by the pool or listening to your favorite playlist at the park.

Touch ID

Touch ID is integrated into the top button for fast, easy, and secure authentication. Use your fingerprint to unlock your iPad or quickly and securely make a payment.

A15 Bionic Chip

The new A15 Bionic chip makes iPad mini just as powerful as it is portable. Whether you're tearing through your inbox or editing photos with Photoshop, it has the power to do everything. Use advanced apps, capture brilliant content, and bring your creative projects to life, anywhere.

6-Core CPU

The CPU delivers up to 40% faster performance and, with the Apple Neural Engine, up to 2x faster machine learning. So you can blaze through your workday, studio session, and more.

5-Core GPU

With up to 80% faster graphics, the iPad mini lets you immerse yourself in whatever you do. Use realistic brushes to create a watercolor, experience unreal AR, and play graphics-intensive games.

All-Day Battery Life

The iPad mini has all-day battery life, so it's always ready for any task or project. Keep working, creating, and playing - without missing a beat.

Ultrafast Connections

With ultrafast connections and new 5G capabilities of the iPad mini, you can get on the fastest available wireless networks when you need to download files, stream movies, and check in with friends on the go.

USB Type-C Port

Connect and charge with the versatile USB Type-C port. Plug in accessories to make music, run your business, and more.

Center Stage

Center Stage makes video calls even more engaging. As you move around, the camera automatically pans to keep you centered in the frame. When others join or leave the call, the view expands or zooms in.

12MP Wide Camera

The Wide camera on the back of iPad mini features a 12MP sensor with Focus Pixels and a large aperture to capture sharp, vivid photos. And the new ISP in the A15 Bionic chip enables Smart HDR 3, for capturing even higher-quality images.

True Tone Flash

The back camera also has a True Tone flash, so you can take great photos in any light, or scan documents and then mark them up. And the iPad mini can now record in 4K, making it your mobile movie studio.
UPC: 194252509630

Apple iPad mini Late 2021 Specs

Operating SystemiPadOS
CPU Architecturex86
ProcessorApple A15 Bionic
CPU Performance Dual-Core
Efficiency Quad-Core
GPUApple (5-Core)
SensorsAccelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Barometer (Altimeter), Compass, Gyroscope, Touch
Panel TypeIPS-Type LCD
Aspect Ratio3:2
Resolution2266 x 1488
Maximum Brightness500 cd/m2
Pixel Density326 ppi
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity256 GB
Solid State StorageUnspecified Flash
Media/Memory Card SlotNone
USB Type-C1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Supports DisplayPort and 20 W Power Delivery)
Built-In Speakers2
Built-In Microphones2
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
SIM Card Size1 x Nano
GSM 3G/3.5GUMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
4G LTELTE, LTE Advanced: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71 Bands
5G NRn1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79 Bands
Camera System
Camera SystemFront
Ultra Wide: 12 MP Sensor with a f/2.4 Lens (122° FoV)
Wide: 12 MP Sensor with a f/1.8 Lens
Camera FlashRear: 4 x LED
Video RecordingFront
1080p at up to 60 fps
UHD 4K at up to 60 fps
1080p at up to 60 fps (240 fps in Slow-Mo Mode)
720p at up to 30 fps
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
CapacityNon-Removable: 19.3 Wh
Estimated Battery Life9 Hours
Power Supply20 W
Pointing DeviceTouchscreen
Operating Temperature32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
Operating Humidity5 to 95% (Non-Condensing)
Dimensions7.69 x 5.3 x 0.25" / 195.33 x 134.6 x 6.35 mm
Weight0.66 lb / 0.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.36 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.1 x 5.8 x 2"

Apple iPad mini Late 2021 Reviews


By Monte
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-21

iPad mini is great. Performs as expected. Purple color was well worth the $40 discount. Color is not at objectionable.

I'm Using it as a second display for MacBook

By Anatoly
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-15

I bought it to use as a mobile second display. Works excellent and smooth.

Perfect size for me

By Arthur
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-10

I debated with myself for a while. I usually max out my electronic devices when I can in order to have it last as long as possible in between replacements/upgrades, but after really thinking about what I'd be using it for, this size is perfect for me. I'm not a pro user - I have a laptop and desktop for heavy work use. This is primarily used for reading, emailing, drawing up overhead plans for film and photoshoots, and a few other film apps. Also serves as a media machine to check color consistency, as well as an entertainment device that isn't too massive to travel with. Battery life is pretty short would be my only complaint, usually gets low on battery if using all day. Otherwise, if you are in my situation where it's not your main work tool but a supplement for certain tasks, this is the perfect companion in between your phone and computer.

Change your iPad, change everything

By Holly
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

The digital world had long since surpassed the capacity of my 3rd gen iPad, and I was in desperate need of an upgrade. The speed and screen clarity of the 6th Gen are great and the time I waste waiting for a webpage to load has been cut to almost nothing. Navigation is different, but still intuitive. The downsides: (1) with the increase in size of the top button and change in location of the volume buttons, this iPad is incompatible with two cases I have and with the excellent stand I purchased several years ago (the spring-loaded arms that hold the device so securely now press on either the large top button or on both of the volume buttons); and (2) no earbuds in the box. Frustrating. Also a shame that I had to buy new cords and adapters for existing cords (for earbuds, for charging, etc., $9 - 15/each) because the port on this model is USB-C -- but I guess that's the way all electronics are going now.

Great for pilots.

By Phillip
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-04

This is a great size for pilots in a cramped cockpit. Screen is big enough and bright enough to read charts. Battery lasts long enough for an entire flight. Highly recommended.

Great! but base storage should be at least 128GB in '22!

By Stefano
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-30

I have an older basic iPad (A10 chip). But the lightning port makes file transfer really slow. The iPad mini with USB-C solves the issue. I can connect a dongle with a card reader and an external SSD drive. File transfer is very fast. I can import RAW photos into Lightroom and videos into LumaFusion. This iPad is very portable, and fits into most cargo pockets of a coat/jacket. It is great for reading, easy to hold with one hand. iPad OS is a bit crippled with file management and connection to google drive, but things have improved. The only cons, it is the 64GB storage that is not much for importing videos, although LumaFusion allows editing from a connected SSD drive. Apple in 2022 at this price should offer 128GB base storage, and the pricy upgrade should offer 512GB. but now a 500GB or 1TB SSD is not that expensive, although it would be best to have more internal storage for the price when on the go. The other issue, it is a bit small to rate photos in Lightroom, it is hard to tell which of 2 photos with people in it have the better expression. You can zoom in. But that is the price of portability. Also, the text in the user interface is a little too small, it would be nice that the U/X in the iPad mini would allow slightly larger text. It is much lighter and more portable than a traditional-sized iPad. Anyway, happy about this. The portability is great. I took one star off because Apple is so cheap and stingy with only 64GB of storage.

It's great! Wish I had bought the 64GB version though

By Alex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-24

Overall I love it, but despite loading all my apps on it, and a bunch of movies, I'm still below 64GB. Definitely didn't need to spend extra to get 256GB as I won't need the extra space.

I love it

By Shin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-16

I love it

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