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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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. Everything runs better on iPad mini 4. And thanks to the A8 chip, graphics-intensive apps are, well, intense. Video editing, modelling and design apps, and games – especially games – come to life, with incredible responsiveness, fluid motion and fleet performance quality.
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. Shape up your text in no time with an all-new Shortcut Bar, convenient editing tools and a handy new way to select text with Multi-Touch gestures. And now when you use a wireless keyboard with your iPad, you can enjoy even more keyboard shortcuts.