The Apple event did not have the iPhone 13 as the only protagonist, and its tablets also gained a lot of attention for their novelties.
Curiously, we can say that tablets are the products that have received the most news of all those presented today by Apple; specifically, the iPad Mini is a completely new device, which has nothing to do with the current one. Ironically, it is also the only device from which most rumors have come true.
The new iPad Mini follows the design lines of Apple’s most cutting-edge models, the iPad Pro and the iPad Air, and inherits many of their technologies and lines. At first glance, it is clear that this is a “mini” version, but not the original iPad, but the new iPad Pro thanks to its all-screen design.
The elimination of the borders has allowed Apple to offer a bigger screen, 8.3 inches, in the same reduced size. Therefore, the iPad Mini is better than ever as a secondary device, to take notes with the second generation Apple Pencil (which is magnetically attached), or even to edit our photos, connecting the camera directly via USB-C.
The new iPad Mini is capable of doing the same as the iPad Air, thanks to the procesador A15 Bionic, but in a much smaller format. It can also be an alternative to portable game consoles, thanks to the greater power of its five-core GPU, although that will also be useful for demanding applications.
Just because the space dedicated to the Home button has disappeared does not mean that Apple has abandoned the use of TouchID; As in the iPad Air, the fingerprint reader is integrated into the power button, allowing us to unlock the tablet and use Apple Pay. 5G connectivity will be especially useful for enjoying content and working outdoors.
The new iPad Mini can now be reserved in Spain, with a starting price of 549 euros and launch on September 24.
The most basic iPad has also been renewed, although this time the changes are only hardware and it maintains the same design as always, as it happened in the past generation; therefore, it is the last remaining iPad with the classic design.
But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, either for taste or to be able to have access to the latest from Apple at a reasonable price. And is that the iPad now uses the procesador A13 Bionic, used for the last time in the iPhone 11, gaining all the power and advantages, such as access to new smart functions.
For example, Apple knows that many people have tried to use the iPad to make video calls during this pandemic, and that is why it has improved the front camera, which is now 12 MP and has a large viewing angle; Better yet, it is compatible with Center Stage technology, in which the system is able to focus on the image automatically, detecting if more people enter.
However, it is difficult to look at the new iPad and not feel like it is falling behind. For example, it is already the only iPad that is not compatible with the second generation Apple Pencil, and the only one that does not have an all-screen design. However, it is at the level of its range brothers in aspects such as iPadOS: we can also enjoy the commitment to multitasking and functions such as True Tone to change the temperature of the image automatically depending on where we are.
The new iPad is available to reserve for 379 euros, with a launch scheduled for September 24.