The iPad mini is the Tablet Apple’s smallest and also the cheapest, so we understand you might be tempted to buy one. But is this the best time? We help you make the decision to buy or wait.
iPad mini: prices and specifications
Released: March 2019
The iPad mini is in its fifth generation, with the first model arriving in October 2012. At launch, it had the same 720p display (albeit a bit smaller) and the same A5 processor as the iPad. 2 but for 150 $ less ($ 329 against $ 479).
The second generation arrived in November 2013 with an updated processor, Retina display and a price increase to $ 389. It was followed by the third generation in 2014, the fourth generation in 2015 and then it was not until the arrival of the current model in 2019.
The latest model includes an A12 processor, but has the same simple design as the 2012 model, with large bezels, a Home button, and a Lightning port. It costs $ 449 / MXN $ 10,999.
iPad mini: why buy it
IPad mini is super light (300.5g) and very portable (8 “x 5” x 0.61cm), but still gives you everything you need on an iPad. It has a 7.9 “Retina display, the more or less new A12 processor, a 7 MP FaceTime HD camera and support for Apple Pencil.
It is now compatible with iPadOS 15 and will likely be compatible with at least three more years of updates in the future.
We liked the latest mini when we tested it in April 2019, although its design is basically the same as the 2019 model. Its highlights include its size, powerful performance, and compatibility with Apple Pencil.
Priced at $ 449 / MXN $ 10,999, it won’t leave you broke and, if you want one Tablet lightweight that you can practically keep in your pocket, this is a great option.
iPad mini: why wait
Apple’s update rate for the iPad mini has been sporadic to say the least, with a three-and-a-half-year wait between the fourth and fifth generation. But even though it was last updated in March 2019, we expect a new iPad mini to arrive in fall 2021 and that could be a big change.
Rumors suggest that the new iPad mini will be completely redesigned for the first time and take inspiration from the iPad Air with a Liquid Retina display, a power button with Touch ID, USB-C, and 5G.
It could be a price hike (Apple increased the price of the iPad Air from $ 549 to $ 649 with last year’s redesign), but even though it costs $ 479 / MXN $ 11,699 or $ 539 / MXN $ 11,999, it will always be good value for money.
igamesnews recommends: WAIT
We recommend that you wait to buy the iPad mini. Even if you don’t mind the new design that’s probably on the way or features like USB-C and 5G, you can still find the current model cheaper than Apple’s suggested price of $ 449 / MXN $ 10,999. . The current model is usually on sale at Macnificos, so it will surely be even cheaper in a few months.
Original article published in igamesnews US.