The iPad mini 5 is official! Apple has updated the smallest tablet with updated specs on the inside. What new functions are there? You can read everything you need to know about the iPad mini 5 here.
The iPad mini 2019 is the successor of the iPad mini 4 from 2015. There have been rumors about this new model for some time. In this article, we talk about everything you want to know about the new iPad mini 2019. From design to functions and price: you are instantly updated on the iPad mini 2019.
- In brief
- Release date
- To buy
iPad mini 2019 in short
These are the most important features of the brand new iPad mini 5:
- Announced in March 2019 via a press release
- 7.9-inch LCD screen
- With home button and aluminum housing
- Faster A12 Bionic chip and improved camera
iPad mini 2019 release date
Apple announced the iPad mini 2019 on March 18, 2019, in a press release. The new model is available immediately in the Apple Store.
What does the new iPad mini 5 cost?
Apple has also announced the price of the iPad mini. This will cost the new model:
- 64GB storage: € 459
- 256 storage: € 629
You pay more for the models with 4G function.
What functions do you find on the iPad mini 5?
The iPad mini 2019 is in many ways similar to its predecessor and the 9.7-inch iPad 2018, but with smaller screen size. That model is more than sufficient for most people and has a fast chip with a good screen for an affordable price. The iPad mini 5 offers similar specs but in a smaller case.
- Design and screen
- Apple Pencil
# 1 Design and screen
The design of the iPad mini 5 remains the same as the current model. The mini 5 gets a 7.9-inch LCD screen in an aluminum housing, with the home button and Touch ID, so the iPad is well protected. The screen is given a fingerprint-resistant coating, but the screen is probably not laminated. That means that there is some space between the glass and the screen. Apple may also not use an anti-reflective coating to keep the price low. Apple did this before with the iPad 2018. The colors are the same as the 9.7-inch iPad, namely silver, space gray and gold.
# 2 Cameras
With a front and back camera, you can make FaceTime conversations and play AR games. The resolution of the cameras is stuck at 8 megapixels for the outer camera and 1.2 megapixels for the front camera. These are the same resolutions as with the most recent 9.7-inch iPads and the previous iPad mini. You don’t usually use an iPad for extensive photography, so this resolution is sufficient for simple camera applications. There is also no LED flash on this model.
# 3 Performance
In terms of performance, the iPad mini 5 does get a major upgrade. Apple opts for an A12 Bionic chip in order to align the new iPad mini with the other iPad models. With the A11X chip, a new iPad mini can go many years ahead and that is more than enough for most applications, including AR, iPad multitasking and checking your mail. The faster chip will also be needed for possible support of the Apple Pencil.
# 4 Apple Pencil
To bring more attention to the Apple Pencil, Apple made the iPad 2018 suitable for the drawing pen. This is ideal for education because it allows students and students to draw and write more accurately on an iPad. For schools that prefer a smaller model, an iPad mini is more suitable. It would, therefore, be logical for Apple to make the iPad mini 5 suitable for the Apple Pencil. This has not yet been confirmed, but given the earlier developments with the 9.7-inch iPad, this would be a logical addition. You can also use the extended writing and drawing apps better on an iPad mini, which is a lot handier and therefore easy to carry thanks to its small size.
Whether this also means that there will be support for the Apple Pencil 2, we do not yet know. Apple can choose to use the first generation Apple Pencil for this model, as is the case with the iPad 2018. In our article, you can read all about Apple Pencil 2.