Apple unveils the iPad mini 5

Apple has unveiled its fifth-generation iPad mini, which has many new features at the same price as its predecessor.

The iPad mini 5 comes with the same 7.9-inch display as before, but according to Apple, it’s 25% brighter. It also has the highest pixel density of any iPad, a whopping three million in all.

It’s what sits below the screen, however, that really sets it apart. The iPad mini 5 works with the A12 Bionic chipset found in the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. Apple says that means graphics are now nine times faster compared to the iPad mini 4, with overall performance three times faster.

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Elsewhere, there’s an eight-megapixel main camera that enables HD video, while the iPad mini 5 becomes the first of Apple’s small tablets to offer Apple Pencil support. Rumors have persisted that future iPhones may also work with the smart stylus.

As with the previous models, it has Touch ID security. Face ID unlocking isn’t built-in, with this premium feature limited to the iPad Pro and the latest iPhones.

The iPad mini 5 costs from £ 399, the same as before, and is available in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold. There are 64 GB and 256 GB models.

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Apple has also removed the packaging from a new 10.5-inch iPad Air. It also comes with an A12 Bionic chipset and Apple Pencil support and is available in the same colors. Prices start at £ 479 for a 64GB model, rising to £ 629 for 256GB. There are also versions with 4G and WiFi support.

Despite releasing new iPads, Apple didn’t, as expected, reveal an updated AirPods or choose to release the long-awaited AirPower wireless charging mat.

One of those products could either make an appearance at Apple’s March 25 event at its California campus, or, more likely, be unveiled at its Global Developer Conference, which kicks off June 3 in San Jose. .

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