At the Apple Event 2021, the Cupertino-based giant has introduced plenty of devices including the new iPad mini and iPad 10.2. Here’s what you need to know about it.
Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) Specifications
Apple has revamped the new iPad dubbed as iPad 10.2 with an Apple A13 Bionic chipset capable of producing a 20 percent better performance than last year’s Bionic chipset. Not much has been changed based on its appearance including the display size and the bezels around it although the display has gained TrueTone functionality.
The base storage has been upgraded to 64GB. Apart from that, Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) now has an upgraded ISP with a feature called Center Stage. The front camera gets a 12MP ultrawide lens with 120-degree FoV.
Just like the iPad mini 6, the iPad 10.2 runs on iPadOS 15 out-of-the-box with features such as Quick Notes, widgets, Focus, and more.
iPad 10.2 (2021) is available in two Silver color options and Space Gray and starts at $329 for the Wi-Fi and the cellular variant goes for $459. It will start shipping on September 24 but the pre-orders have already commenced.
Apple iPad mini 6 (2021) Specifications
The iPad mini 6 (2021) has received one of the biggest upgrades with an overhauled design, features, and more that puts it more in-line with the latest iPhones and iPads.
The new iPad Mini 6 brings on-board an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina IPS LCD panel that has gained an external Touch ID on top that acts as a power button. The display has a TrueTone feature that ramps up the brightness up to 500 nits. The iPad mini 6 has a blocky design with flat edges and curved corners that also enables snapping the 2nd Apple Pencil on the side.
Just like the iPad 10.2, the iPad mini 6 is strapped with an Apple A15 Bionic chipset that produces an 80 percent leap in GPU and 40 percent in computational performance compared to the older generation of an iPad mini.
The device has received a 12MP primary camera with TrueTone flash at the back while the front gets a 12MP ultrawide sensor with 120-degree FoV and is compatible with the Center Stage feature.
With iPad mini 6, you get 5G connectivity for lightning-speed uploads and downloads. Here, Apple has made quite an impressive move to switch from a Lightning port to a USB-C port for universal connectivity.
The device is paired with iPadOS 15 that offers a tonne of the new features including Focus, multi-tasking capabilities, real-time translation with the Translate app, Quick Notes, dynamic widgets, and more.
About the pricing, the iPad mini 6 Cellular commences at $649 for the base 64GB and you can go as high as 256GB of storage. On the other hand, the Wi-Fi-only model gets a price tag of $499 for the entry-level storage variant. You can pick up from Starlight, Purple, Pink, and Space Gray color variants with pre-orders starting on September 14 right after the launch, and shipping to begin on September 24.
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