There's more to mini than meets the eye. The new iPad mini 4 puts uncompromising performance and potential in your hand. It's thinner and lighter than ever before, yet powerful enough to help you take your ideas even further.
Designed to Fit anywhere. And go anyplace.
iPad mini 4 is so thin it can fit into just about any carry-on, clutch or daypack. It's the perfect size for everything from entertaining the kids on a long plane ride home to identifying constellations from your campsite.
Ingenuity makes it thin. Its unibody makes it strong.
iPad mini 4 has never been more convenient or more portable. And even though it's only 6.1 mm thin, it doesn't sacrifice strength. The durable aluminum unibody offers seamless beauty that will last for years.
Not just a thinner display. A better display.
The displays on previous generations of iPad mini were constructed with three separate components. With iPad mini 4, we combined those three layers into one. This eliminates gaps between layers, along with the internal reflectance caused by those gaps. The redesigned display also delivers greater color saturation than before - 44 percent more. The fully laminated design in combination with deeper color saturation produce greater contrast and lifelike colors for sharper text and even more vivid images.
Your content, right at your fingertips.
The LCD layer is now closer than ever to your eyes (and your ?ngers), so when you touch the screen it truly feels as if you're touching your content. We've also improved the sensitivity of the screen, so it tracks your finger even more accurately, especially when you make quick gestures. Which means everything you do - playing games, surfing the web, enjoying photos and videos - feels more natural, immediate, and immersive.
Bright and beautiful. Even if it's bright out.
iPad mini 4 features a custom-designed antireflective coating that reduces glare by 56 percent compared with previous iPad displays. In virtually any kind of environment - offices, classrooms, the outdoors - everything is clearer and more readable.
No less impressive on the outside.
Something that performs this beautifully deserves an equally beautiful finish. iPad mini 4 comes in silver, space gray, and gold. So it's sure to stand out no matter where you take it.
Performance Power that's anything but mini.
The heart of iPad mini 4 is our A8 chip with second-generation 64-bit desktop class architecture. Its astounding performance makes everything from editing a movie to playing 3D games smooth and effortless. And with up to 10 hours of battery life, iPad mini 4 gives you plenty of time to study, play, or create whatever you want, wherever you want.
Small in size. Big on performance.
The A8 chip gives iPad mini 4 incredible capabilities you can take with you anywhere. With 64-bit desktop-class architecture, the A8 delivers speed and responsiveness that rival many personal computers and game consoles.
30 percent faster CPU performance.
Compared with the A7 chip in the previous iPad mini, the A8 chip delivers up to 30 percent faster CPU performance. From launching apps to playing games, everything is more fluid and responsive. And all your actions - swiping, pinching, zooming, scrolling, and rotating - happen quickly and smoothly.
Remarkable graphics performance.
The A8 chip has an astonishing 60 percent faster graphics performance than the A7 chip. So iPad mini 4 boasts graphics once possible only on desktop computers and gaming consoles. Graphics-intensive games and video editing apps run superbly, and they look gorgeous on the beautiful Retina display.
Metal. A real game changer.
To get the greatest graphics performance out of the A8 chip and iOS 9, iPad mini 4 takes advantage of Metal - an Apple technology that lets developers design highly immersive console-style games. Metal is optimized to allow the CPU and GPU to work together to deliver detailed graphics and complex visual effects. So every imaginary world feels more realistic.
Work faster. Play harder.
Everything runs better on iPad mini 4. And thanks to the A8 chip, graphics-intensive apps are, well, intense. Video editing, modeling and design apps, and games - especially games - come to life, with incredible responsiveness, fluid motion, and fleet performance quality.
Battery life that keeps up with yours.
The A8 chip isn't just powerful, it's also power efficient. With up to 10 hours of battery life, it can handle work, play, and everything in between. And thanks to advancements in iOS 9, iPad mini 4 can make that power last even longer.
M8 coprocessor. An incredibly powerful way to use less power.
When you're in motion, the new M8 motion coprocessor continuously measures data from the accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and a new barometer. This offloads work from the A8 chip for improved power efficiency. The motion coprocessor also continuously calibrates all five sensors, so when you want to play a game or use the Maps app, iPad mini 4 is ready and able.
Cameras Two amazing cameras. Cleverly disguised as an iPad.
With an improved sensor, advanced optics, and a cutting-edge image signal processor, the iSight camera in iPad mini 4 captures incredibly detailed photos and cinematic 1080p HD videos. The FaceTime HD camera has been redesigned, too, with a new sensor that makes your video calls look better, even in low light. And the high-resolution Retina display makes a spectacular viewfinder.
The innovation behind the iSight camera.
The iSight camera in iPad mini 4 uses the Apple-designed image signal processor built into the A8 chip. It supports advanced camera and video features, like better face detection and enhanced noise reduction, so it's easier to shoot higher-quality photos and videos.
The iSight camera was designed to help you capture all of life's moments at a moment's notice. And with every shot, the image signal processor works in sync with the camera to deliver a great picture or video - automatically.
The iSight camera's new 8MP sensor captures images in 3264-by-2448 native resolution and 1080p HD video. So your photos and videos stay sharp and clear, even when viewed on larger screens.
Advanced image signal processor.
Behind the precision optics and the new sensor lies the brains of the iSight camera: the powerful image signal processor in the A8 chip. Its improved face-detection technology keeps more - and smaller - faces in focus. And better noise reduction gives you cleaner, sharper images.
For stunning photos and videos, start with a stunning viewfinder.
What makes taking photos and videos on iPad mini 4 so incredible is its viewfinder: a brilliant Retina display that's so sharp you see every nuance as you shoot. With its 7.9-inch screen, shooting with iPad mini 4 is like looking through the viewfinder of a high-end SLR camera.
Incredible photos and videos, from start to finish.
With advanced hardware combined with iOS 9, iPad mini 4 captures breathtaking images. But that's just for openers.
iPad mini 4 is as easy to use as a point-and-shoot camera, but it's so much more advanced. Fire off 10 photos per second in burst mode. iPad automatically detects smiles and blinks and grabs the best shot. Shoot at 120 fps to create slo-mo videos. Or use Time-lapse mode to compress into a few amazing seconds events that take anywhere from 30 minutes to 30 hours.
Once you've captured a photo or video, there's a lot more you can do. And iPad mini 4 makes it a breeze, because its built-in editing apps work seamlessly with all your images. Adjust exposure, color, brightness, and contrast. Add filters. Edit a movie with iMovie. Or use third-party apps to get even more creative. For example, turn a photo into a cartoon, complete with dialogue balloons. And thanks to the stunning display, you'll be able to do it all without needing to switch to a computer.
With iCloud Photo Sharing, you can create a shared photo album to show off just the photos and videos you want to just the people you want. Invite your friends and family, and they can add their own photos, videos, and comments as well. Everything is automatically kept up to date on everyone's devices. You can also post photos to Facebook, Twitter, or other social media sites directly from the Photos app.
FaceTime HD camera. See and be seen.
Put a face - or two - on every conversation. The front-facing FaceTime HD camera has a larger ?/2.2 aperture that lets in 81 percent more light. And an all-new sensor and larger pixels improve performance in less-than-ideal lighting conditions.
More personal video calls.
Thanks to its new FaceTime HD camera and brilliant Retina display, video calls on iPad mini 4 are clearer than they've ever been. So no matter who you're talking to or where they are, you'll feel like you're both in the room.
The two microphones in iPad mini 4 don't just collect more sound. Together, they employ sophisticated noise-reduction technology to suppress background noise. In addition, when you switch cameras from front to back (or vice versa), the microphones switch, too. So what your iPad sees is also what your iPad hears.
Photos and videos are just the beginning.
The cameras on iPad mini 4 can do more than take dazzling photos and videos. Used with apps, they can do remarkable things. Like be your partner on that home redecorating project. Improve your athletic performance. Or let you scan, save, and send documents. And developers are working on new apps that do even more with the cameras. You'll find them on the App Store.
An amazing camera even when it's not taking photos.
In the App Store, you'll find apps that combine the camera with sophisticated software to let you see and do amazing things. Like move around virtual furniture instead of the real stuff. Or help you tell the stars from the planets. Or find your way back to your campsite.
Touch ID Advanced security. Right at your fingertip.
Your fingerprint is the perfect unforgettable password. And our breakthrough Touch ID technology lets you use it to unlock iPad mini 4 easily and securely. It's quick and reliable, and works seamlessly with iOS 9, so your fingerprint will grant you access to so much more.
One touch unlocks your iPad mini 4.
With Touch ID, you put your finger on the Home button, and just like that, your iPad unlocks. And Touch ID has 360-degree range. No matter how you're holding it - portrait, landscape, or anything in between - your iPad knows who you are.
Your iPad keeps your personal information to itself.
Your safety and security are a major priority. So we created an advanced security architecture within the A8 that keeps your personal information private. Your passcode and fingerprint data never leave your iPad - they're not backed up to iCloud, nor are they shared with Apple or anyone else.
7.9-inch Retina display
2048 ?1536 resolution
3.1 million pixels
M8 motion coprocessor
3264?2448 native resolution
Front facing camera
720p HD video