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iPad mini iPad Mini 4 Reviews


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Jan 31, 2012
First of all here is the iFixit's Teardown.

iPad mini 4: Early impressions

iPad Mini 4 makes the most of iOS 9

Apple gives the iPad mini 4 the update it deserves
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macrumors 68040
Sep 26, 2007

Ars Technica--iPad Mini 4 review: A lighter, faster tablet with a better screen
Andrew Cunningham

The iPad Mini 4.

If you didn’t catch the introduction of the iPad Mini 4 at Apple’s product event earlier this month, don’t feel bad. The company announced the new tablet so quickly and with so little detail (and had so few of them available for press to play with afterward) that you could have sneezed and missed it.

Not that it isn’t understandable; the iPad Mini 4 is just one member of Apple’s third-highest-grossing product family, and there was a bigger iPad introduction to pay attention to. Even so, the newest version of the Mini makes enough improvements over the underwhelming iPad Mini 3 that it’s actually worth a closer look.

Look, feel, and screen

At first glance the iPad Mini 4 looks and feels pretty
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macrumors 68040
Sep 26, 2007
DisplayMate: iPad mini 4 gets a Great Display with a Full Color Gamut and Record Low Reflectance

The iPad mini 4 has finally grown up and become a full fledged respectable iPad family member with a high performance display that Steve Jobs would be proud of - with not only a full and very accurate 101% sRGB Color Gamut, but even more important, with a very low 2.0% screen Reflectance - the lowest we have ever measured for any mobile display - very impressive!

All of the previous iPad minis had a small 62% Color Gamut with poor color saturation, and very high screen Reflectance - the mini 3 had 6.5% Reflectance and the original mini had a blinding 9.0% Reflectance. terms of real-world viewing conditions, the record low 2.0% screen Reflectance actually makes a bigger visual difference for the image colors and image contrast that you actually see because ambient light washes out and degrades the displayed images and reduces screen readability - so its record low Reflectance actually makes a bigger difference!

...the iPad mini 4 has a Contrast Rating for High Ambient Light of 225, the highest we have ever measured and another record for the mini 4.

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macrumors 68040
Sep 26, 2007
The Verge: Apple iPad mini 4 review
The small iPad is really good again

Last year, Apple delivered a dud of an iPad. I’m not talking about the iPad Air 2, which set an incredible new benchmark for the type of speed and performance consumers can expect from tablets. No, I’m referring to the disappointing, mailed-in iPad mini 3. In 2014, Apple decided to update the the iPad mini 2’s spec sheet with just one thing: Touch ID. The result was a tablet that felt underwhelming the moment it arrived on store shelves — despite costing the same $399 as the earlier model.

A year later, we’re now looking at the iPad mini 4. Considering the barely-there mention it got at Apple’s September event, you might think we’d be in for another underwhelming refresh. But you’d be wrong. For 2015, we’ve gotten the opposite of a lazy revision; Apple has delivered improvements at almost every turn. The iPad mini we wanted last year? It’s here today...​


macrumors 6502
Apr 6, 2015
I imagine the 2gb ram is a huge improvement on tab and app refreshes like it is on the 6s?
I saw very limited tab reloading on my Air 2, which also has 2 GB of RAM, so I'd imagine that would translate to the Mini 4 as well. Also, the ability to install content blockers in iOS 9 has helped a lot with loading speeds and even reducing the amount of tab refreshing on my regular 6 Plus.


macrumors 68040
Sep 26, 2007
Engadget: iPad Mini 4 review: A long wait makes for a potent upgrade

Fans of Apple's smaller iPad Mini caught a tough break last fall when the company unveiled its new tablets for the year. Although Tim Cook & co. lavished plenty of attention on the faster, slimmed-down iPad Air 2, the upgraded iPad Mini 3 was regarded as a mere afterthought. The list of changes was so short, in fact, that some of us wondered why Apple would introduce a performance gap between the Air and Mini lines. Still more people wondered when they'd get a Mini with enough power to match its larger sibling. Turns out, the answer was "a year later." I've been testing the new iPad Mini 4 for over a week now and can say with confidence this is the...​


macrumors 68030
Apr 26, 2010
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Just picked up a 16 gig LTE cellular iPad mini 4 brand new on eBay for 490 shipped. No tax plus $50 back in eBay bucks. Wanted a 64 gb but could not pass up this deal plus 6 months interest free financing pretty pumped


macrumors member
Mar 9, 2012
The Ipad air 2 has some speaker vibration because it's so thin.

How about the mini 4's speakers. Are they like air 2 or like mini 2.

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