New iPad Mini 6 2021: release date, prices in Russia, specifications and photos

Two ver­sions of the iPad were pre­sent­ed at Apple’s Sep­tem­ber pre­sen­ta­tion. Kom­so­mol­skaya Prav­da talks about the new pop­u­lar iPad Mini 6 tablet, which the com­pa­ny’s fans have been wait­ing for two years
New iPad Mini 6 2021: release date, prices in Russia, specifications and photos
New iPad Mini 6 2021. Pho­to: shutterstock.com

Many buy­ers were look­ing for­ward to the release of the iPad Mini 6 back in 2020, but the device was not pre­sent­ed. The pre­sen­ta­tion of the device took place on Sep­tem­ber 14, 2021. Note that its pre­de­ces­sor, the iPad Mini 5, was released in 2019. Most users pre­fer this par­tic­u­lar line because of its com­pact size and rel­a­tive­ly low price.

Release date iPad Mini 6 2021 in Russia

The pre-order for the device is open on Sep­tem­ber 22, 2021. The device has been on sale since Sep­tem­ber 24.

Price iPad Mini 6 2021 in Russia

Based on the cost of the pre­de­ces­sor and the absence of rad­i­cal­ly new com­po­nents that sig­nif­i­cant­ly increase the cost of the device, the price of the iPad Mini 6 is approx­i­mate­ly com­pa­ra­ble to the fifth mod­el. Recall that for the basic ver­sion of the fifth gen­er­a­tion with 64 GB of mem­o­ry, buy­ers spend an aver­age of about 37,000 rubles, but for a 256 GB tablet, you have to pay about 50,000 rubles. As for the Mini 6, the 64 GB ver­sion costs RUB 48,000 and the 256 GB ver­sion costs RUB 62,000¹.



Specifications iPad Mini 6 2021

The stuff­ing of the new tablet has been sig­nif­i­cant­ly upgrad­ed to the mod­ern lev­el. So, the device received the top A15 Bion­ic proces­sor, its pow­er is sig­nif­i­cant­ly ahead of its con­tem­po­raries. The amount of RAM is 4 GB. In addi­tion, the device switched from Light­ning charg­ing to USB‑C. Curi­ous­ly, the new iPad 9 series still has Light­ning charg­ing.

Sys­tem on a chip A15
Dis­play 8.3‑inch Liq­uid Reti­na 2266 x 1488, 320 ppi, 500 nits, True Tone
Front cam­era 12 MP (Wide Angle, Por­trait Mode, Smart HDR 3)
rear cam­era 7 MP (Face­Time HD)
Flash mem­o­ry 64, 256 GB
OS iPa­dOS 14
touch ID The on/off but­ton on the top
Oth­er 2nd gen­er­a­tion Apple Pen­cil sup­port, alu­minum body, USB‑C


The screen diag­o­nal has been increased from 7.9 inch­es to 8.3. At the same time, the size of the device itself has not changed, and the black frames have become a lit­tle nar­row­er. The aspect ratio has also changed sig­nif­i­cant­ly. Now, it’s 3:2 instead of the usu­al 4:3.

Body and appearance

iPad mini 6 fea­tures a more pro­gres­sive dis­play with thin bezels inspired by the lat­est iPad Pro and lat­est gen­er­a­tion iPad Air. The enlarged screen is due to the reduc­tion of the frame and the rejec­tion of the Home but­ton. With the new solu­tion, the tablet looks much more mod­ern. The weight of the new device is 297 grams. The width of the device remained the same, but the thick­ness increased slight­ly. The dimen­sions of the new gen­er­a­tion case are 195.4 x 134.8 x 6.3 mm. If before that it was con­ve­nient for you to hold the iPad mini with one hand in por­trait ori­en­ta­tion, it’s not a fact that this will hap­pen with the new prod­uct. At the same time, the edges became “sharp” with­out smooth lines and fil­lets. Before buy­ing, be sure to hold the device in your hands. Some will find the new for­mat more con­ve­nient, while oth­ers will find it the oth­er way around. Four unique col­or schemes allow you to choose the most suit­able mod­el.

Processor, memory, communications

The new iPad Mini 6 is pow­ered by the A15 Bion­ic chipset. As an oper­at­ing sys­tem, iPa­dOS 15 is pre­in­stalled on it. As for the RAM, it has been increased from 3 to 4 GB. In addi­tion, Apple has upgrad­ed the speak­er sys­tem in the Mini line: their num­ber has been increased from two to four. Sep­a­rate­ly, it is worth not­ing the move­ment of the vol­ume but­ton. Now it is locat­ed on the top of the tablet.

iPad Pro 2021

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On the front side of the device is a 12 MP cam­era (Face­Time HD), with its help iPad Mini rec­og­nizes faces. On the back side is a cam­era with the same res­o­lu­tion. In addi­tion, there is a True Tone func­tion (an advanced auto-bright­ness func­tion that adjusts the bright­ness of each col­or to ambi­ent light) and a Quad-LED flash (it is equipped with two LEDs for nat­ur­al col­ors when pho­tograph­ing), and Smart HDR tech­nol­o­gy for pho­to pro­cess­ing. The device is com­pat­i­ble with the sec­ond gen­er­a­tion Apple Pen­cil.

Other innovations

The mod­el received sup­port for 5G net­works and a wire­less mod­ule with Wi‑Fi 6 sup­port. Also, a pow­er­ful 20 W pow­er sup­ply will be sup­plied with the new iPad mini 6. It will come in handy for fast charg­ing, but the cable from USB Type‑C to Light­ning will have to be pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly, since the block con­nec­tor is designed for Light­ning. The rest of the para­me­ters remained unchanged.

  1. https://www.apple.com/ru/ipad-mini/. As of Sep­tem­ber 22, 2021.