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Apr 12, 2001

At today's "California Streaming" event, Apple introduced refreshed versions of the iPad mini and the low-cost iPad, which was something of a surprise as we were expecting new tablet announcements later in the year. Both the iPad mini 6 and the iPad 9 are available for pre-order starting today, with orders up and live following the conclusion of the event.


The iPad 9, which replaces the eighth-generation version, continues to be priced at $329. It features an A13 chip, up to 256GB of storage, and a new 12-megapixel Ultra Wide front-facing camera that supports Center Stage for video calls.

Compared to prior versions, it includes sRGB support and a True Tone display, with no improvements to the rear camera. It continues to feature thick bezels and a Touch ID Home button.

The iPad mini 6, priced starting at $499, features a much more significant redesign. The new iPad mini is basically a smaller version of the iPad Air with an 8.3-inch all-display design, slim bezels, and a Touch ID power button.

It too features a 12-megapixel Ultra Wide front-facing camera with Center Stage, and it can be purchased with up to 256GB of storage. It's equipped with Apple's latest and fastest A15 chip, which is also the chip used in the new iPhone 13 models.

The iPad mini comes in unique new colors that include pink, purple, space gray, and starlight, while the iPad 9 is available in space gray and silver.

Both the iPad mini 6 and the iPad 9 models will be delivered to customers starting on September 24, which is also the launch date for the new iPhone models.

Article Link: Apple Now Accepting Pre-Orders for New iPad Mini 6 and iPad 9


macrumors 6502
Sep 1, 2021
It's an iPad mini 5 for me then... Not yet ready for iPad mini 6...

What is the screen resolution of iPad mini 6?


macrumors 601
Nov 9, 2015
Silicon Valley, CA
It's an iPad mini 5 for me then... Not yet ready for iPad mini 6...

What is the screen resolution of iPad mini 6?
see for mini 6

5th gen is
  • Retina display
  • 7.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display
  • 2048-by-1536 resolution at 326 pixels per inch (ppi)
6th gen is
  • Liquid Retina display
  • 8.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 2266-by-1488 resolution at 326 pixels per inch (ppi)
To be honest the cameras are a lot worse on the mini 5, so while the A12 Bionic is fast enough, the A15 Mini 6 would be way faster mini for a lot of things.


macrumors 6502
Mar 10, 2012
Barcelona, Spain
Love my iPad Mini 5 cellular, bigger screen and same footprint? Suatmm. Never used the cellular or gps so will get the wifi version and sell the 5, difference will be negligible.
Only significant news at this event. My 12mini will last at least until the iPhone 15.
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macrumors 6502
Oct 30, 2007
Silicon Valley
any guess on RAM for the 6? iPad OS 15 has turned my 4th gen. (2 GB) into the La Brea tar pits. maybe a refurb Mini 5 with 3 GB would be enough for now.


macrumors 6502
Sep 1, 2021
Screen resolution of Apple devices are getting further and further from conventional/standard since iPhone X in 2017 and probably also the reason I prefer to stay with iPhone 7 Plus and iPad mini 5 once I can buy one...

With or without bezel but not a mediocre attempt like almost no bezel but with notch or uniform but still noticeable bezel...
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