People who love the iPad mini really do love the iPad mini.
It's easy to forget that Apple seems to have forgotten that the iPad mini – the latest update, the iPad mini 4, came in 2015 and has hardly been mentioned ever since. Most people, both in and out of Apple, have assumed that the market in the mini markets will ultimately be removed from the bigger phones and moving the iPad as a replacement for the laptop.
But people really love the iPad minis, and they just keep buying the iPad mini 4, although the rest of iOS is upgrading and improving over time. Apple told me that it was surprised to find that people were buying mines mainly because of its size and not because of its price. And if people continue to buy something, it's worth updating. So now there is a new iPad mini, updated with some of Apple's latest technology and starting at $ 399.
This is of Apple's latest technology , not all. Still looking at the same exterior design, which is already around seven years old. If you secretly replace the previous iPad mini with the new one, you are likely not to notice the difference. All changes in this new mines are inside, and they are significant ̵
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You can expect this specification pretty boring, especially since Apple made some curious choices in support of Lightning and Pencil. It turns out I really loved using the iPad mini over the past few days – I forgot how much I like to have a small tablet instead of a giant phone. Of course, this is a bit of remix for Apple parts, but it turns out that all parts are good.
All the same features as the larger iPad Air in a smaller size
signal that not all devices have to be giant
Seven Years Outdoor Design With Enormous Frames
First Generation Apple Pencil
Lightning Port instead of USB-C
The only reason to buy iPad mini is that you want a small killer tablet. There is simply no other tablet of such size that can compete: the Android tablet tablet ecosystem is far from big, small Android tablets usually have much slower processors and are really designed to watch videos. Windows tablets except Surface Go, which is significantly larger than mines.
With the new iPad mini, you get basically the whole range of features of the new iPad Air in a smaller package with more and better support for tablet applications than anything else on the market. If you are a person who wants a powerful little tablet, the new iPad mini is the best choice, a complete stop. It's just a choice .
. This does not mean that this new iPad mini is perfect or even state-of-the-art. These frames are a real comeback and the decision to use the original Apple Pencil instead of the much higher second-generation Apple Pencil developed for the new iPad Pro is extremely strange. If you're trying to assemble a sequential storyline story for Apple iPad, good luck. But it turns out that none of this affects much of the daily use of the iPad mini
Here's what's new: Apple's A12 processor, an updated 7.9-inch wide color display, Gigabit LTE and support of dual-sim in cellular models as well as a new 7 megapixel camera with frontal camera with lens f / 2.2
Then there's a pile of old stuff: you still have a physical button with a Touch ID in the front – no face ID or a luxury push button here – and two stereo speakers on the bottom. On the back there is the same old 8-megapixel f / 2.4 camera that takes the best average pictures. There is a headphone jack that warms my heart. There is also a bottom-lighting connector, not USB-C as the new iPad pro.
Apple told me that they think of USB-C as a professional feature and that it is really important to maintain compatibility with the existing ecosystem. the iPad mini accessories and workflows, so the company stayed with Lightning. I understand – the new mines are easy to replace and can not be removed by changing the connector – but Apple's commitment to USB-C is everywhere. At least, when two new Lightning iPads are delivered, Lightning will remain in Apple's mix for several years, slowing down the future where everything uses only one universal connector. You have dreams, iPad mini has a reality.
Apple Pencil support is just as disturbing: iPad Pro came out late last year with a new second-generation pencil that magnetically attaches to the iPad and charges wirelessly this new mines does not have such a thing. Instead, you have Apple's first genious pencil that has never been a triumph of design or usability. Still pair and charge by plugging it into the bottom of the iPad, which looks even more ridiculous for the mini, and the cap is still insanely easy to lose.