Apple Event 2021 : New iPad and iPad Mini Launched

Apple unveiled the new iPad aka the iPad 9th generation and also the new iPad mini that is essentially the iPad mini 6. The new regular iPad is power by A13 Bionic chip that is said to deliver 20% faster CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine performance.

Apple also said it to be six times faster than an Android tablet.

The selfie camera on the iPad 9 is also improve and is power by Apple’s Center Stage feature that was available on the iPad Pro earlier.

The new iPad also supports accessories including Apple Pencil.

New iPad mini 6 has receive an all-new design update that looks more similar to the latest iPad Air and iPad Pro.

The new iPad mini model also includes features such as Touch ID embed in the power button, USB-C, and 5G support.

Price

  • Wi-Fi only varient New iPad price set at Rs. 30,900
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular only varient New iPad price set at Rs. 42,900
  • Wi-Fi only varient New iPad mini price set at Rs. 46,900
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular only varient New iPad mini price set at Rs. 60,900
  • New iPad comes in storage models starting from 64GB.
  • The new iPad mini comes 64GB and 256GB storage options.
  • New iPad comes in Space Gray and Silver colour options.
  • New iPad mini features Black, White, Dark Cherry, English Lavender, and Electric Orange colours.

Both new iPad and iPad mini will be available for orders in the US starting today and will go on sale from Friday 24th September 2021.

Details about the India availability of both iPad models are yet to be announce.

In the US the new iPad begins at $329 while the new iPad mini starts at Rs. $499. 

Specifications

New iPad

The new iPad comes with the same 10.2-inch display size that was available on the earlier iPad models.

New iPad comes with True Tone support that helps adjust screen colour temperature according to ambient lighting.

The new iPad is also power by the A13 Bionic chip that debuted with the iPhone 11 in 2019.

In addition to the new processor Neural Engine for enhanced performance.

Apple has provided an all-new camera setup on the new iPad.

New iPad comes with a 12-megapixel Ultra Wide camera with a 122-degree field of view and supports the Center Stage feature that was first introduced on the iPad Pro.

The New iPad also includes an 8-megapixel camera sensor at the back.

New iPad retains the Touch ID home button that was available on the previous iPad.

New iPad does support Apple accessories including the Smart Keyboard and first-generation Apple Pencil that were not supported by the earlier models.

There is also support for third-party keyboards in New iPad.

Apple will ship the new iPad with iPadOS 15.

The new iPadOS brings an updated homescreen and upgraded multitasking features.

The new iPad comes in Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 4G connectivity and comes with a 20W USB-C Power Adapter.

New iPad Mini

The all-new iPad mini comes with a 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display that is larger than the 7.9-inch screen available on the earlier iPad mini.

New iPad Mini is power by the latest A15 Bionic chip that is rated to deliver up to 80% faster performance than the previous generation.

The new iPad mini comes with a 12-megapixel Ultra Wide selfie camera with a 122-degree field of view.

iPad Mini also includes support for Center Stage from the iPad Pro.

iPad Mini comes with a 12-megapixel camera sensor that is paired with a True Tone flash and supports Smart HDR as well as 4K video recording.

The new iPad mini includes stereo speakers.

iPad Mini comes with Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, and USB-C port.

There is also optional eSIM support to enable Gigabit LTE and 5G connectivity on-the-go.

Apple has enabled the new iPad mini with support for accessories including the second-generation Apple Pencil and Smart Folio case.

The iPad mini runs on iPadOS 15 and to deliver an all-day battery life on a single charge.

iPad Mini comes with a 20W USB-C adapter.

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