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New iPad mini: Bigger display, better front camera and all that you will get by paying Rs 12,000 extra

The next generation of Apple iPad mini was among the most-anticipated iPads that Apple announced at its California Streaming event alongside the Apple iPhone 13 series and Apple Watch Series 7.
This is the sixth-generation Apple iPad mini that succeeds the fifth-generation model that was launched back in 2019 and brings major improvements over the predecessor.
The new iPad mini comes in both Wi-Fi and Cellular variants in 64GB and 256GB storage options. The Wi-Fi model starts at Rs 46,900, while the cellular model starts at Rs 60,900.
The new Apple iPad mini brings some major changes to the tablet starting with the new design borrowed from iPad Pro to 5G support, bigger display, Apple Pencil 2nd generation support and more.
However, the most noticeable change is that it brings significant performance improvements with the Apple A15 Bionic chipset compared to the Apple A12 Bionic in the fifth-generation iPad mini.

Display size has also gone up in size from 7.9-inch to 8.3-inch. Apple has also used the Liquid Retina display for improved image quality.
Another noticeable change is in terms of the camera. The new iPad mini comes with a 12MP wide camera with an f/1.8 aperture. It is a great improvement over the 7MP FaceTime HD sensor in its predecessor. iPad mini also comes with a 12MP sensor with 4K video recording support.

The iPad mini sixth-generation improves almost every aspect of the fifth-generation model. However, the storage capacity still starts at 64GB and ends at 256GB. The claimed battery life is also largely the same.
To make things simpler for you, we have created a spec comparison table. Take a look:

Specifications Apple iPad mini (6th-generation) Apple iPad mini (5th-generation)
Display 8.3-inch Liquid Retina True Tone display 7.9-inch Retina display
Resolution 2266×1488 resolution at 326 ppi 2048×1536 resolution at 326 ppi
Storage 64GB and 256GB 64GB and 256GB
Chipset Apple A15 Bionic with Neural Engine Apple A12 Bionic with Neural Engine
Front camera 12MP ultra-wide front camera 7MP FaceTime HD camera
Rear camera 12MP 8MP
Battery Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi or watching video Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‑Fi, watching videos or listening to music
Operating system iPad OS 15 iPad OS 14 (will be updated to iPad OS 15)
Apple Pencil support Yes (2nd generation) Yes (1st generation)
iPad keyboard support No No
Speakers Stereo with landscape mode Stereo
Security Touch ID Touch ID

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