iPad mini Technical Specifications

Wi‑Fi models
Wi‑Fi + Cellular models
Finish

Space Grey

Pink

Purple

Starlight

Space Grey, Pink, Purple, Starlight

Capacity1
  • 64GB
  • 256GB
Size and Weight2

Wi‑Fi models

293 grams (0.65 pounds)

Wi‑Fi + Cellular models

297 grams (0.66 pounds)

Buttons and Connectors
Volume
buttons
Stereo

speaker
Stereo

speaker
Top button/
Touch ID sensor
USB‑C
connector
Nano-SIM tray
(cellular models)
Magnetic
connector
Camera
Dual
microphones
In the Box
  • iPad mini
  • USB‑C Charge Cable (1 metre)
  • 20W USB‑C Power Adapter
Display
8.3” Liquid Retina display
  • Liquid Retina display
  • 8.3-inch (diagonal) LED backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 2266x1488 resolution at 326 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Wide colour display (P3)
  • True Tone display
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Fully laminated display
  • Anti-reflective coating
  • 1.8% reflectivity
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation)

The iPad mini display has rounded corners. When measured diagonally as a rectangle, the screen is 8.3 inches. Actual viewable area is less.

Chip
  • A15 Bionic chip
  • 6-core CPU with 2 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
  • 5-core GPU
  • 16-core Neural Engine
Camera
  • 12MP Wide camera, ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • Digital zoom up to 5x
  • Five-element lens
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • Smart HDR 3
  • Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Advanced red-eye correction
  • Photo geotagging
  • Auto image stabilisation
  • Burst mode
  • Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG
Video Recording
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time-lapse video with stabilisation
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilisation (4K, 1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
Front Camera
  • 12MP Ultra Wide front camera, 122° field of view
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Smart HDR 3
  • 1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Time-lapse video with stabilisation
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilisation (1080p and 720p)
  • Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Lens correction
  • Retina Flash
  • Auto image stabilisation
  • Burst mode
Video Calling3
  • FaceTime video
  • Centre Stage
  • iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi‑Fi or a mobile network
Audio Calling3
  • FaceTime audio
  • iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi‑Fi or a mobile network
Speakers

Stereo speakers (landscape)

Microphones

Dual microphones for calls, video recording and audio recording

Mobile and Wireless

All models

  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6; simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0 technology

Wi‑Fi + Cellular models

Model A2568:

  • 5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79)4
  • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
  • TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)

  • Data only5

  • Wi‑Fi calling4
  • eSIM6
SIM Card
  • Nano‑SIM
  • eSIM6
Location

All models

  • Digital compass
  • Wi‑Fi
  • iBeacon micro-location

Wi‑Fi + Cellular models

  • GPS/GNSS
  • Mobile data
Sensors
  • Touch ID
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Ambient light sensor
Touch ID
  • Unlock iPad
  • Secure personal data within apps
  • Make purchases from the iTunes Store and the App Store
Apple Pay
  • Pay with your iPad using Touch ID within apps and on the web
Siri7
  • Use your voice to send messages, set reminders and more
  • Use your iPad hands-free
  • Listen to and identify songs
Charging and Expansion
  • USB‑C port with support for:
  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5Gb/s)
Display Support

Supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colours

  • Supports one external display with up to 4K resolution at 30Hz

Digital video output

  • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • VGA, HDMI and DVI output supported using adapters (sold separately)

Video mirroring

  • Up to 4K AirPlay for mirroring, photos and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later) or AirPlay 2–enabled smart TV
  • Video mirroring and video out support through USB‑C Digital AV Multiport Adapter and USB‑C VGA Multiport Adapter (adapters sold separately)
Power and Battery8

All models

  • Built-in 19.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‑Fi or watching video
  • Charging via power adapter or USB-C to computer system

Wi‑Fi + Cellular models

  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using a mobile data network
Operating System

iPadOS 16

iPadOS comes with powerful features and built-in apps designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of iPad.

Accessibility

Built-in accessibility features supporting vision, mobility, hearing and cognitive disabilities help you get the most out of your iPad.

Features include:

  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Magnifier
  • Spoken Content
  • Switch Control
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Type to Siri
  • Real-Time Text
  • Audio Descriptions
  • Subtitles and Closed Captioning
  • Live Captions (beta)
Built-in Apps

Free Apps from Apple

Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand and Clips are pre-installed on iPad.

System Requirements
  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access9

Syncing to a Mac or PC requires:

  • macOS Catalina 10.15 or later using the Finder
  • macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 to macOS Mojave 10.14.6 using iTunes 12.8 or later
  • Windows 10 and iTunes 12.12 or later (free download from itunes.com/za/download)
Languages

Language support

English (Australia, UK, US), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional – Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Spain), Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Kazakh, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

QuickType keyboard support

English (Australia, Canada, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, US), Chinese – Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin QWERTY, Pinyin 10-Key, Shuangpin, Stroke), Chinese – Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Pinyin QWERTY, Pinyin 10-Key, Shuangpin, Stroke, Sucheng, Zhuyin), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Kana, Romaji), Korean (2-Set, 10-Key), Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Ainu, Albanian, Amharic, Apache (Western), Arabic, Arabic (Najdi), Armenian, Assamese, Assyrian, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Belarusian, Bodo, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese – Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Phonetic, Stroke, Sucheng), Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dhivehi, Dogri, Dutch, Dzongkha, Emoji, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, Fula (Adlam), Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi (Devanagari, Latin, Transliteration), Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish Gaelic, Kannada, Kashmiri (Arabic, Devanagari), Kazakh, Khmer, Konkani (Devanagari), Kurdish (Arabic, Latin), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Maithili, Malay (Arabic, Latin), Malayalam, Maltese, Manipuri (Bengali, Meetei Mayek), Māori, Marathi, Mongolian, Navajo, Nepali, Norwegian (Bokmål, Nynorsk), Odia, Pashto, Persian, Persian (Afghanistan), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Punjabi, Rohingya, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Sanskrit, Santali (Devanagari, Ol Chiki), Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Sindhi (Arabic, Devanagari), Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil (Anjal, Tamil 99), Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tongan, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek (Arabic, Cyrillic, Latin), Vietnamese (Telex, VIQR, VNI), Welsh, Yiddish

QuickType keyboard support with auto-correction

Arabic, Arabic (Najdi), Bangla, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Chinese – Simplified (Pinyin QWERTY), Chinese – Traditional (Pinyin QWERTY), Chinese – Traditional (Zhuyin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia, Canada, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, US), Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Dutch (Belgium), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi (Devanagari, Latin, Transliteration), Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Japanese (Kana, Romaji), Korean (2-Set, 10-Key), Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Marathi, Norwegian (Bokmål, Nynorsk), Persian, Persian (Afghanistan), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Swedish, Tamil (Anjal, Tamil 99), Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese (Telex)

QuickType keyboard support with predictive input

English (Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, UK, US), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Arabic (Najdi), Cantonese (Traditional), Dutch, Hindi (Devanagari, Latin), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese

QuickType keyboard support with multilingual input

English (Australia, Canada, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, US), Chinese – Simplified (Pinyin), Chinese – Traditional (Pinyin), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Romaji), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Hindi (Latin), Vietnamese

QuickType keyboard support with contextual suggestions

English (Australia, Canada, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, US), Chinese (Simplified), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Arabic (Najdi), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Hindi (Devanagari, Latin), Russian, Swedish, Portuguese (Brazil), Turkish, Vietnamese

QuickPath keyboard support

English (Australia, Canada, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, US), Chinese (Simplified Pinyin QWERTY), Chinese (Traditional Pinyin QWERTY), French (Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Swedish, Vietnamese

Siri languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, US), Spanish (Chile, Mexico, Spain, US), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese (Japan), Korean (Republic of Korea), Mandarin Chinese (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong), Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish (Finland), Hebrew (Israel), Malay (Malaysia), Norwegian (Norway), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)

Dictation languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, UK, US), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong), Mandarin Chinese (China mainland, Taiwan), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, US), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Arabic (Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Romanian, Russian, Shanghainese (China mainland), Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Monolingual dictionary support

English (UK, US), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional – Hong Kong), Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Idiom dictionary support

Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese–English, Cantonese–English

Bilingual dictionary support

Arabic–English, Bangla–English, Chinese (Simplified)–English, Chinese (Traditional)–English, Czech–English, Dutch–English, Finnish–English, French–English, French–German, German–English, Gujarati–English, Hindi–English, Hungarian–English, Indonesian–English, Italian–English, Japanese–English, Japanese–Chinese (Simplified), Korean–English, Polish–English, Portuguese–English, Russian–English, Spanish–English, Tamil–English, Telugu–English, Thai–English, Urdu–English, Vietnamese–English

Thesaurus

English (UK, US), Chinese (Simplified)

Spellcheck

English (Australia, Canada, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, US), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Arabic (Najdi), Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish, Greek, Hindi (Devanagari), Hungarian, Irish Gaelic, Norwegian (Bokmål, Nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Telugu, Turkish, Vietnamese

Apple Pay–supported regions

Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China mainland,10 Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, US, Vatican City

Video Playback
  • Supported formats include HEVC, H.264 and ProRes
  • Supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 content
Audio Playback
  • Supported formats include AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Atmos
  • Spatial Audio playback
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
Mail Attachment Support

Viewable document types

.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics; .usdz; .pkpass (Wallet)

Environmental Requirements

Ambient operating temperature:

0° to 35° C (32° to 95° F)

Non-operating temperature:

−20° to 45° C (−4° to 113° F)

Relative humidity:

5% to 95% non-condensing

Operating altitude:

tested up to 3,000 metres (10,000 feet)

iPad mini
and the Environment

iPad mini is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:11

Made with better materials

  • 100% recycled aluminium in the enclosure
  • 100% recycled rare earth elements in the speaker and enclosure magnets
  • 100% recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board
  • 35% or more recycled plastic in multiple components

Energy efficient

  • ENERGY STAR® certified12

Smarter chemistry13

  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • Mercury-, BFR-, PVC- and beryllium-free

Green manufacturing

  • Apple’s Zero Waste Programme helps suppliers eliminate waste sent to landfill
  • All final assembly supplier sites are transitioning to 100% renewable energy for Apple production

Responsible packaging

  • 100% of virgin wood fibre comes from responsibly managed forests
  • 90% or more fibre-based packaging

Apple and the Environment

We’re committed to making our products without taking from the earth, and to become carbon neutral across our entire business, including products, by 2030.