The Good Compact size, vivid display, works with split-screen apps in iOS 9. Basically, a shrunken-down iPad Air 2. Perfect hand feel for vacations.
The Bad Price is high for an 8-inch tablet. Slower graphics mean some apps and games don't feel as zippy. Small screen makes for cramped typing and multitasking.
The Bottom Line Unless you're absolutely in love with the iPad Mini 4's smaller size, opt for the faster, larger, identically priced, and still pretty portable iPad Air 2.
When a tinier iPad isn't always the better iPad
Editors' note, June 8, 2017: At its 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which starts at $799, £679 or AU$1,249., Apple unveiled a new . Starting at $649, £619 and A$949, the new model packs a a bigger screen -- a 10.5-inch Retina display -- into a footprint similar to that of the cheaper Apple debuted a few months ago. The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro also comes equipped with a more powerful processor, higher-quality cameras, and, when it debuts in the fall, -- upgrades that are also coming to the
Last refreshed in March 2017, Apple's thinnest and lightest iPad, the Mini 4, now comes equipped with 128GB of storage capacity, a terrific display, solid performance, and a resilient battery. But, starting at $399, £419 and AU$579 for the Wi-Fi model and $529, £549 and AU$779 for the Wi-Fi and cellular edition, it's considerably more expensive than the newer full-size, which starts at $329, £339 and AU$469 and features a faster processor and larger display.
The iPad Mini 4 review, published in July 2016, follows.
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