Apple at its launch event on Tuesday 14 September, launched a series of new products which also included the new iPad and the iPad mini. Yes, Apple launched the new iPad which is the iPad 9th generation and the new iPad mini that is the iPad mini 6.
The iPad will come with the A13 Bionic chip from Apple whereas the iPad mini will feature a new design. Let’s discuss the pricing and the specifications of the new iPad and the iPad mini.
New iPad: Specifications And Pricing
The all-new iPad from Apple will be powered by the A13 Bionic chip that we saw in iPhone 12. The A13 Bionic chip will have 20% faster CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine performance when compared to the previous iPad. The tablet will come with a 12.2-inch display as we saw in the previous iPad as well. Moreover, the display will have True Tone support using which the iPad can adjust the color temperature of the screen as per the ambient lighting.
Talking about the camera setup, the new iPad comes with a 12MP ultra-wide camera at the front which has support for a 122-degree field of view. The camera also supports the Center Stage feature. At the back, you will be seeing an 8MP camera.
The new iPad still has the Touch ID home button which was there in the last model of the iPad as well. Unlike the earlier models, the new iPad has support for Apple Accessories, which includes the first-generation Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard. Moreover, it has support for third-party keyboards as well.
Talking about the connectivity options, the iPad will come with Wi-Fi only. There is an LTE model which you can buy to enable Wi-Fi + 4G connectivity. You get to see a 20W USB Type-C power adapter. It will come with the iPadOS 15 that was announced at the WWDC 2021 in June.
Coming to the pricing, the new Pad will start at a price of Rs. 30,900 in India. This is the pricing for the Wi-Fi-only model. The Wi-Fi + Cellular model in India starts at a price of Rs. 42,900. The storage on the iPad starts from 64 GB and you will get two color options for the same, i.e., Space Gray and Silver.
In the US, the cost of a new iPad starts at $329 (estimates to Rs.24,200). Moreover, the iPad went available for orders on the day of the event, and it will go on sale from Friday 24 September. Apple has not announced the availability of the tablet in India yet.
New iPad Mini: Specifications And Pricing
The new iPad Mini will come with the latest A15 bionic chip which will deliver up to 80% faster performance than the previous generation. Moreover, the tablet will have a screen size of 8.3inch, which is a bit bigger than the 7.9inch screen that we saw in the earlier models of the iPad mini. The display on this one will be a liquid Retina display.
The iPad Mini will have a 12MP Ultra-Wide selfie camera with having a 122-degree field of view with the support for Center Stage. The rear camera will be a 12MP sensor which will come with features like Smart HDR, 4K video recording, and True Tone flash.
The iPad Mini comes with Stereo Speaker. It has various connectivity options including Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, and a USB Type-C port. If you go for the Cellular version, then the tablet will have support for eSIM which will enable 5G and Gigabit LTE connectivity on the go.
Out of the box, the iPad Mini comes with a 20W USB Type-C adapter. The tablet runs on iPadOS 15 were announced at the WWDC 2021. Talking about the battery life, it can deliver a battery life to power up your whole day in one single charge. The new iPad mini has support for various Apple accessories including the Smart Folio case and the second-generation Apple Pencil.
In India, iPad Mini starts at a price of Rs. 46,900 for the Wi-Fi model. The Wi-Fi + Cellular model starts at a price of Rs. 60,900. It has two storage options, i.e., 64GB storage and 256GB storage. Talking about the color, you get to see various color variants including- English Lavender, White, Black, Electric Orange, and Dark Cherry.
In the US, the price of iPad Mini starts at $499 (estimates to Rs.36,700). The iPad mini was available for orders from the day of the launch event in the US. Moreover, it will go on sale on Friday 24 September. The availability of the iPad Mini in India is not known yet.
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