Announced more than a week ago, Apple’s new tablets equipped with iPadOS 15 can be ordered on their brand’s official website. If the ninth generation iPad is certainly only a relatively minor advance compared to the previous generation, this is not the case with the small format unveiled at the same time. Engadget thus gives the rating of 89/100 to the device, which it considers efficient and equipped with better cameras.
At the house of Wired on the other hand, we regret the absence of a jack, which should logically be expected given that the situation is the same on most of the other iPad models still in circulation now. Another drawback: autonomy, which lasts only ten hours where the manufacturer manages to hold the battery more when the diagonal of its iPhone grows.
IPad mini (6th Generation) Videos
IPad 9 Reviews
According to CNET, the ninth generation iPad is “not exciting” but rather “versatile“. The media reports several positive points for this tablet, including an A13 Bionic processor which makes it more powerful than before. This chip also powers the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which when they were released were considered the best smartphones of the moment under iOS.
On the downside: an aging design that doesn’t change from the previous version, the lack of a USB-C port but also the hardware incompatibility with the second-generation Apple Pencil. A real shame when you know that the sixth generation iPad mini is entitled to it.
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Pricing and availability
iPad mini (sixth generation)
Coming in four colourways, the 2021 iPad mini is available in space gray, pink, mauve, or starlight. There are two storage capacities to choose from: 64 GB (559 euros) or 256 GB (729 euros). A 4G option is available for 899 euros, and AppleCare + insurance costs 79 euros for two years of coverage.
iPad mini 6 64 GB at the best price Base price: 559 €
Sold from 389 euros for 64 GB, the “classic” iPad costs 559 to quadruple its internal memory. However, there are only two colors: space gray or silver. As for the mobile data option, it adds 140 euros to the base price, against 79 also for AppleCare +.
iPad 9 64 GB at the best price Base price: 389 €