iPad Mini 6th Gen 2021: All you need to know

Apple has unveiled the new iPad Mini 6th gen at its iPhone 13 launch event on September 14, 2021. We’ve witnessed a lot of new hardware at this digital launch event, and the surprise addition is the new littlest iPad Mini 2021. It brings the power of an iPad in an amazingly compact form.

The latest iPad Mini 2021 features an all-screen design, 5G network support, Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, Center Stage, the powerful A15 Bionic chip, and a lot more. 

Besides the 6th-gen iPad Mini, Apple has introduced the 9th gen iPad, iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, and Apple Watch Series 7 at its September 2021 launch event. 

Here’s a sneak peek at what this just arrived iPad Mini has got for its users. 

iPad Mini 6th Gen 2021 

iPad Mini 2021: Design and Display

iPad Mini 2021 Design

The 6th-gen iPad Mini is the smallest model in the entire iPad range, but it features a larger screen space as compared to its previous iterations. It sports an all-screen 8.3” Liquid Retina Display with narrow borders and packs support for advanced technologies, including P3 color gamut, True Tone, and 500 nits of brightness. The Touch ID button is moved to the top-right corner and delivers the same ease to its users. The tablet is integrated with stereo speakers, which is a nice addition for people who love watching movies or play music out loud.


One of the most noticeable and impressive features of the latest iPad Mini is that the Lightning port has been finally replaced by the USB-C interface. As a result, the users will experience faster charging and data transfer speeds. 

iPad Mini 2021: Camera

iPad Mini 2021 Camera

The camera on the latest iPad Mini has been upgraded to level up the photography game. The tablet features a 12 MP rear camera with True Tone flash that lets you capture perfect shots in low-light. In addition, the Smart HDR feature improves image quality by recovering details in shadow and highlights. 

Apple has upgraded the front camera of the iPad Mini with a 12MP Ultrawide sensor that offers a 122-degree Field-of-View. Impressively, the company has fused this little iPad with the Center Stage feature of the


2021 iPad Pro. It’s a smart feature that automatically pans the camera to keep the subject on the center of the screen when you are on a video call or recording something via the front cam. 

iPad Mini 2021: Specs and Performance

iPad Mini 2021 Performance

The iPad Mini 6th-gen is powered by the most advanced A15 Bionic chip. It’s is the same chip that’s used on the latest iPhone 13 series. Apple claims that as compared to the previous iterations, the iPad Mini 2021 gets a 40% boost in CPU and an 80% jump in GPU performance. Right from the graphics-intensive games to the Pro apps used by professionals, the iPad Mini 2021 is designed to handle even the most demanding tasks. Furthermore, Apple says that the iPad Mini is efficient enough to deliver an all-day battery life. 

That’s not all. The iPad Mini will ship with the latest iPadOS 15 that brings a host of improvements to its users. The list includes Live Text, Maps improvements, upgraded widgets, and much more. 


Both the Wi-Fi and Celluar models support 5G connectivity and Wi-Fi 6. Besides, there’s an eSIM support for the Cellular models.

iPad Mini 6 Accessories

Smart Folio Covers for iPad Mini 2021

iPad Mini has got the support for the 2nd gen Apple Pencil that lets you turn your iPad into a digital sketchbook. The pencil supports wireless charging and attaches magnetically to your iPad Mini so that you always have it by your side. The 2nd gen Apple Pencil is sold separately for $129.

Joining the list of iPad Mini 2021 accessories are the sleek and lightweight Smart Folio covers that features sleep/wake functionality. They are available at $59 in an array of beautiful colors to complement the gorgeous finish of the iPad Mini 6. 

iPad Mini 2021: Price and Availability

The iPad Mini 6 is already up for pre-orders and will be available starting from September 24, 2021. It starts at $499 and $649 for the Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi+cellular models, respectively. You can grab the latest iPad Mini in 64GB and 256GB configurations, which are available in Pink, Purple, Starlight, and Gray finish. 


What do you think about this newly launched little iPad? Do share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. 

TechieTechTech Team
TechieTechTech Team