New Delhi, October 11 (IANS): As learning and working from home become a new normal in India, students and professionals have been busy researching devices that allow them to create, design and innovate from anywhere, on the go. With its ultra-portable design and wide range of uses, the new Apple iPad mini is their device of choice.
With a new all-screen Liquid Retina display, a massive performance boost, new advanced front and rear cameras, Center Stage, USB-C, and support for Apple Pencil (2nd gen), the new iPad mini is a big step forward that can be held in the palm of your hand.
Featuring the new A15 Bionic chip, the new iPad mini claims to deliver performance up to 80% faster than the previous generation.
Let’s see if this new device can allow you to work, learn and have fun from anywhere.
An all-screen design features a larger 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with advanced technologies including True Tone, P3 Wide Color, and an anti-reflective coating.
Admittedly, the screen offers the lowest reflectivity in the industry, providing excellent performance in all lighting conditions.
At just 6.3mm, the new design is absolutely slim and light, with a housing made from 100% recycled aluminum.
Available in four finishes – purple, pink, starlight, and space gray – the iPad mini comes in 64GB and 256GB of storage.
The all-screen design is activated by moving Touch ID to the top button on the iPad mini. Touch ID can be used to unlock iPad mini and sign in to apps.
For performance-demanding tasks and workflows like editing 4K videos, creating detailed illustrations and complex musical compositions, and immersive gaming, the new iPad mini with A15 Bionic chip handles them with ease.
The A15 Bionic chip offers up to 40% performance increase over the previous iPad mini. It has a new 6-core design with two performance cores to tackle heavy computing tasks and four high-efficiency cores to take care of everyday tasks.
A new 5-core graphics engine delivers up to 80% performance increase for the most demanding tasks, like editing photos and videos, console-quality games and incredible augmented reality experiences.
Under ideal conditions, the iPad mini provided up to 8.5 hours of battery life.
On the front of the camera, the 12MP rear camera will allow you to take stunning photos and stunning 4K videos for the first time on iPad mini.
The Ultra Wide 12MP front camera features Center Stage, which makes video calls more natural, automatically keeping you in the center of the frame.
The speakers of the new wide stereo audio system have a landscape orientation which widens the soundstage to make your personal listening experience even more immersive.
Now switch to Apple Pencil which has become the essential tool for creative souls.
Apple Pencil also supports handwritten notes, the ability to remove a quick note, and markup, which allows users to annotate photos, PDFs, and screenshots. With Scribble, you can now handwrite in any text field.
As usual, Apple Pencil magnetically attaches to iPad mini for wireless charging and pairing.
A new USB-C port enables faster connectivity – fast data transfer up to 5 Gbps, which is 10 times faster than the previous generation. It connects to a vast ecosystem of USB-C accessories, including cameras, external storage, and displays up to 4K.
Those who wish to buy a brand new Apple iPad mini can do so from its India Store Online. IPad mini Wi-Fi models are available starting at Rs 46,900 and Wi-Fi + Cellular models starting at Rs 60,900.
Apple Pencil (2nd generation), available for purchase separately, is compatible with iPad mini for Rs 10,900.
Bottom line: In the age of hybrid work and distance learning, the new 8.3-inch iPad mini is proving to be an ideal device for those looking for a lightweight work experience and wanting to stay away from the crowds. smartphones and laptops to facilitate travel and work from anywhere.