The iPad mini 4 is faster, thinner, taller, and lighter than the iPad mini 3, boasting a 30% faster CPU and 60% faster graphics, which it replaces. That’s due in part to the 1.5 GHz A8 processor and in part to having 2 MB of system memory.
As with iPhones and other recent iPads, the iPad mini 4 is available in silver, gold, and space gray. No sign yet of rose gold, which remains unique to the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus for now.
Because the iPad mini 4 is taller and thinner than the iPad mini 3, it won’t fit most existing cases. You’ll want to be sure to buy one compatible with the iPad mini 4.
One thing Apple did to make the iPad mini 4 thinner was to bond the cover glass to the display screen, which also make for a crisper image. Color accuracy is the best yet for an iPad mini.
- Announced: 2015.09.09 at $399 (16 GB), $499 (64 GB), and $599 (128 GB). $130 additional for cellular version.
- Included accessories: USB 2.0 Lightning cable, USB power adapter
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- CPU: 1.5 GHz 64-bit triple-core Apple A8
- RAM: 2 GB
- Architecture: 64-bit
- Audio chip: Cirrus Logic CS4398
- Graphics engine: dual-core PowerVR G6430
- Display: 7.9″ 2048 x 1536 pixel multitouch screen
- rear: 8 MP 1080p iSight HD
- front: 1.2 MP 720p FaceTime HD
- Sensors: accelerometer, ambient light, compass, 3-axis gyroscope
- Geekbench, single core: 1716
- Geekbench, multicore: 3121
- I/O port: Lightning connector
- WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz – up to 866 Mbps
- Bluetooth: 4.2
- Wireless data: UTMS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), CDMA EV-DO Rev. A/B (800, 1900 MHz), LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41)
- Wireless data rate: Up to 150 Mbps vis LTE
- GPS: WiFi-assisted GPS
- Battery: 5124 mAh, 19.1 Watt-hour lithium polymer
- Battery life: up to 10 hours
- Original OS: iOS 9.0
- Maximum OS: current
- iTunes Versions: iTunes 12.3 and later.
- Mac OS Required: OS X 10.7.5 or later
- Windows Versions Supported: Windows 7 or later
Dimensions and Weight
- Dimensions: 8.0″ x 5.3″ x 0.24″ (203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1 mm)
- Weight: 0.65 lb. (298.8 g) for WiFi version, 0.67 lb. (304 g) for cellular version
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- iPad Mini 4 Review: A Lighter, Faster Tablet with a Better Screen, Ars Technica
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