Published: Mon, March 18, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

What's the best way to order the iPad mini (2019)

What's the best way to order the iPad mini (2019)

Both the new iPad Air and iPad mini come with support for the Apple Pencil.

That's key: the new iPad is around 33% cheaper but is far more powerful.

Apple Inc debuted a new mid-tier iPad with a larger screen and introduced the first iPad mini update since 2015. True Tone technology has been added to the Retina Display, and the new iPad Mini has the highest pixel density of any iPad. Both have a lot of common features including the 8-megapixel f/2.4 primary camera, and a 7MP f/2.2 front camera for FaceTime calls.

In the year ended September 2018, Apple made about $19 billion in revenue from iPad sales, a very small portion compared with the almost $167 billion it generated from the sale of iPhones. They also keep the old Lightning port for charging, rather than adopting the cross-platform standard of USB-C as the iPad Pro did in October past year.

Perhaps the iPad Air's biggest selling point is its price: it starts at $499 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model, or you can get 256GB for $649; cellular versions are available at $130 premiums. This isn't much of a price boost over the existing $329 entry-level iPad, but is still a significant discount compared to the iPad Pros which start at $799.

The new models still use a home button with fingerprint scanner rather than facial recognition like on the more expensive versions. Indeed the only real spec omission is the absence of Smart Keyboard support, though given the iPad mini's size that probably won't be something most typists will miss. Apple's most compact iPad is now available for pre-order, and already selling like hotcakes before its release in stores next week.

Apple quietly announces 10.5-inch iPad Air and refreshed iPad mini

Externally, the iPad mini 5 might look the same as the iPad mini 4 but it is a massive upgrade internally which puts its performance on par with the likes of the iPhone XS and 2018 iPad Pro.

It turns out that Apple does indeed have new hardware to share - refreshed versions of both its 10.5-inch iPad Air and the 7.9-inch iPad mini. The first-generation Apple Pencil costs $99, while the keyboard for the iPad Air costs $159.

The popular iPad Air is back and should be better than ever.

IPad Air and iPad mini are flawless for staying productive on the go with iOS, helping users get things done faster with features like Siri Shortcuts, photo search and Voice Memos.

The App Store is the best place to discover more than 1.3 million apps designed specifically for iPad - from journaling with Apple Pencil to managing schedules and finances, editing photos, learning, connecting with friends and family, and playing games.

Alongside these new devices, Apple has released a Smart Cover and Leather Smart Cover for the iPad Air, and a Smart Cover for the iPad mini.

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