New iPad Mini Begins Shipping to Customers

Apple's sixth-generation iPad mini is set to launch this Friday, and ahead of time, the device has started shipping to customers around the world. Track your iPad mini pre-order shipping status with others in the MacRumors forums.

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The new iPad mini is essentially an iPad Air mini, as the two devices now share several features, including slimmer bezels, a USB-C port, a Touch ID power button, a 12-megapixel rear Wide camera, and compatibility with the second-generation Apple Pencil. The new iPad mini even goes a few steps beyond the iPad Air with Apple's latest A15 Bionic chip, 5G on cellular models, and an upgraded front camera with Center Stage support.

Equipped with a larger 8.3-inch display, the new iPad mini is available with 64GB or 256GB of storage, and there are four colors to choose from, including Space Gray, Pink, Starlight, and Purple. Pricing starts at $499 in the United States.

The first iPad mini unboxing videos and reviews were shared on Wednesday, and first impressions of the device were generally positive.

While an iPad mini ordered through Apple's website today likely wouldn't arrive to your doorstep until October to November, select Apple Store locations will likely have limited in-store availability of the device starting this Friday.

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Top Rated Comments

Mrjetsondc Avatar
36 months ago
I just realized the screen of the mini says “Mini” I really thought it was just random lines. Look at me with my public school American education.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
profets Avatar
36 months ago
More excited about the mini that's coming tomorrow than the iPhone.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
36 months ago
Tomorrow is going to be a very exciting day. Congratulations to all :)
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
44267547 Avatar
36 months ago

Great, because YouTuber's reviews are so bad! Maybe customers can show us some camera test...
There hasn’t been any legitimate ‘reviews’ yet. Those product demos that you’re seeing, are just more of a hands-on quick experience. They’re basically just showing you the highlighted features and the product itself, they’re not really ‘reviews’ from some of these more notable Youtubers.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
svish Avatar
36 months ago
For all those who bought the new mini, enjoy using it!!!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chucker23n1 Avatar
36 months ago

Have you actually compared them?

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It's probably confusion from the diagonal screen size. 8.3 inches vs. 6.7 sounds like just a 24% size increase, but the aspect ratio is so vastly different that the actual screen area is 2.13 time as big.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)