iPad mini 4 Mighty. Small.
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.
Ridiculously light. Seriously thin.
iPad mini 4 puts everything you love about iPad into an incredibly sleek and portable design. So you can enjoy FaceTime calls with friends or get work done, wherever and whenever you want.
Designed to ﬁt anywhere. And go anyplace.
iPad mini 4 is so thin it can fit into just about any carry-on, clutch bag or backpack. It’s the perfect size for everything from entertaining the kids on a long flight 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 6.1mm thin, it doesn’t sacrifice strength. The durable aluminium 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 colour saturation than before — 44 per cent more. The fully laminated design in combination with deeper colour saturation produce greater contrast and lifelike colours for sharper text and even more vivid images.
Your content, at your fingertips.
The LCD layer is now closer than ever to your eyes (and your ﬁngers), 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 anti-reflective coating that reduces glare by 56 per cent 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 grey and gold. So it’s sure to stand out no matter where you take it.
Designed to have a big impact on the world. Not the environment.
We’re always thinking about the impact our products have on the world. And we know that impact continues after the end of a product’s useful life. That’s why nearly every Apple product is made from highly recyclable materials like aluminium, and why we go to great lengths to exclude harmful toxins from our components.
iPad mini 4 is a perfect example. The aluminium enclosure is highly recyclable. And every iPad mini is free of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). In fact, Apple has one of the strictest BFR-free and PVC-free standards in the industry. And we expect the same from our suppliers. So we actually disassemble our products into individual components and materials in our Cupertino lab. Then we test those components using a variety of methods, including X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and ion chromatography. We do this to ensure that every product we make meets our environmental standards.
Power that’s anything but mini.
iPad mini 4 is powered by an A8 chip with second-generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture that can handle even your most demanding apps. Whether you’re editing a video, browsing photos, or both, your experience will be smooth and seamless.
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 games consoles.
30 per cent faster CPU performance.
Compared with the A7 chip in the previous iPad mini, the A8 chip delivers up to 30 per cent 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 per cent 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, iPad mini 4 takes advantage of Metal — an Apple technology that lets developers design highly immersive console-style games. Metal is optimised to allow the CPU and GPU to work together to deliver detailed graphics and complex visual effects. So every imaginary world feels more realistic.
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, iPad mini 4 can make that power last even longer
M8 co-processor. 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.
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.
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 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 3264×2448 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.
Now you can create remarkable time-lapse videos and iOS does all the work. Just set up your iPad mini 4, select Time-lapse mode and tap Record. You’ll have an amazing movie, whether you record for 30 minutes or 30 hours.
Lighten or darken a photo or video in the preview pane with a simple slide, up to four f‑stops in either direction.
Slow down life’s fastest moments. iPad mini 4 now lets you shoot HD video at 120 fps in 720p. You can even record and then select the portion you want to slow down.
For the first time, burst mode is available on iPad mini. It captures 10 photos per second and works with both cameras. As you shoot, iPad mini 4 analyses every shot in real time. Then it suggests the photos you might like best.
When you’re taking a group shot with the FaceTime HD camera, give everyone time to get in the frame by setting the timer. It will wait 3 seconds or 10 seconds before taking a series of photos in burst mode. Your friends will thank you.
Pano mode lets you take high-resolution panoramic photos at up to 43MP. And dynamic auto exposure adjusts as you shoot, to capture your most epic shots with incredible clarity.
Incredible photos and videos, from start to finish.
With advanced hardware combined with iOS, iPad mini 4 captures breathtaking images. But that’s just for starters.
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, colour, 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 ƒ/2.2 aperture that lets in 81 per cent 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.
Analyse and improve your game.
Make iPad mini 4 your personal coach. There are great sports apps that use the camera to analyse your movements, correct problems before they become habits, and track your progress. And the list of these apps gets longer all the time.
Scan, store and send documents.
Turn your iPad mini 4 into a scanner to store and organise all those receipts, tickets, notes, sketches and business cards. Some apps even offer optical character recognition (OCR), allowing you to create editable documents.
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.
The technology behind Touch ID.
The Home button on iPad mini 4 is made from a sapphire crystal surrounded by a stainless steel ring. When you touch the button, the steel ring detects your finger and the crystal sends an image of your fingerprint to a sensor. Software then reads the ridges of your print and confirms a match. And it all happens in the blink of an eye.
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.
Touch ID unlocks more than just your iPad.
Instantly sign in
to secure apps.
Many apps that have access to your personal data are already integrating Touch ID. You’ll be able to use your fingerprint to sign in and authorise new actions, without having to enter yet another password. As always, your fingerprint data is protected and never accessed by the operating system or any other apps.
Fast, easy, secure purchases with Apple Pay.
Everyone loves to shop on iPad, and now it’s simpler and safer than ever. You can easily add your credit or debit card from your iTunes account, or capture card information with the iSight camera on your iPad. When you’re ready to check out of a participating app, select Apple Pay, touch your finger lightly on the Home button, and you’re done — no need to type in shipping and billing information. And when you pay with Apple Pay, your card details are never shared by Apple or transmitted with payment to the online merchant.
WirelessFast wireless connectivity.
Our fastest, most advanced Wi‑Fi ever.
The things you love to do on iPad are even better when you’re connected. And now that connection is even faster. iPad mini 4 features advanced 802.11ac Wi‑Fi technology and MIMO support. Which is a geeky way of saying you’re getting some serious wireless capability, with download speeds up to a super-fast 866 Mbps.
AirDrop is the quickest and easiest way to wirelessly share documents and files with people nearby. Simply enable AirDrop in Control Centre, select a photo, video or document, tap the Share icon, and choose who you want to share with. And just like that, the file appears on their device. It’s a lot easier than digging around for a USB stick.
AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream what’s on your iPad mini 4 via Apple TV to your HDTV and speakers — without having to log in to a network. Or you can mirror exactly what’s on your display and see it on the big screen. Whether you’re in the boardroom, the classroom or the living room, you’ll be able to share everything — from a business presentation to a history lesson to a holiday video.
More mobile networks. More LTE bands.
If you’re out of Wi‑Fi range — fear not. iPad mini 4 with Wi‑Fi + Cellular models let you connect to more high-speed 4G LTE networks in more places, for faster downloads and easier sharing. And 20 LTE bands are packed into a single device, so you can take advantage of fast 4G LTE mobile data networks practically anywhere you go.
Apple SIM. More choices for staying connected.
With Apple SIM installed in your iPad mini 4 with Wi‑Fi + Cellular, you can purchase a mobile data plan straight from your iPad. Whether you’re in the UK or travelling to more than 100 countries and territories supported by Apple SIM partners, you can easily choose a plan with no long-term commitment. Apple SIM gives you more flexibility and more choices for getting mobile data whenever you need it, for however long you need it. And when you return to the UK, it’s easy to switch back to your local plan.
Apple SIM Partners. More choices for staying connected.
Create your own mobile hotspot.
With Personal Hotspot on your Wi‑Fi + Cellular model, you can easily create a mobile hotspot for other devices. For example, say you’re with some friends who want to get online with a laptop, but there’s no Wi‑Fi. You can come to their rescue simply by turning on your hotspot in Settings, and voilà, they’re ready to connect. And you’re the hero.