iPad Mini 5th Gen vs iPad Mini 6th Gen

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The 5th gen iPad mini and 6th gen iPad mini were released only two years apart, but the differences between these two models are notable. The 6th gen iPad mini features a brand new exterior design that brings Touch ID to the power button on the side. Moving the Touch ID allows for a bigger display, which is now an 8.3” Liquid Retina with True Tone. Space Gray is a color that is available on both models, but the 6th gen iPad mini is also available in Pink, Purple, and Starlight. Other key features of the 6th gen iPad mini include up to 256GB of storage, a USB-C connector for charging, a 12MP wide camera on the back, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera with Center Stage on the front. The 6th gen model also supports the 2nd generation Apple Pencil and has 5G connectivity.

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iPad Mini 5th Gen

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iPad Mini 5th Gen vs iPad Mini 6th Gen Pricing

iPad Mini 5th Gen prices start at $206, which is cheaper than the iPad Mini 6th Gen low price of $360.

Specs Comparison

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Size

Size iPad Mini 5th Gen iPad Mini 6th Gen
Width 135 mm 5.3 inches 135 mm 5.3 inches
Height 203 mm 8.0 inches 195 mm 7.7 inches
Depth 6 mm 0.2 inches 6 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 301 g 10.6 ounces 293 g 10.3 ounces

Camera

Camera iPad Mini 5th Gen iPad Mini 6th Gen
Primary 8.0 MP 12.0 MP
Resolution 3264x2448 4000x3000

Screen

Display iPad Mini 5th Gen iPad Mini 6th Gen
Resolution 1536x2048 1488x2266
Screen Size 199 mm 7.9 in 210 mm 8.3 in
Pixels Per Inch 324 ppi 327 ppi

Battery

Battery iPad Mini 5th Gen iPad Mini 6th Gen
Capacity 5124 mAh 5034 mAh
Longevity 10 hours 10 hours
USB Lightning USB-C

Processing

Processor iPad Mini 5th Gen iPad Mini 6th Gen
CPU Apple A12 Bionic APL1081 / APL1W81 (T8020) Apple A15 Bionic APL1007 / APL1W07

Color Choices

iPad Mini 5th Gen

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

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iPad Mini 6th Gen

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gray
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Starlight

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iPad Mini 5th Gen vs iPad Mini 6th Gen Colors

The iPad Mini 5th Gen introduces three new colors not found in the iPad Mini 6th Gen color palette: Starlight, Pink, and Purple. Both the iPad Mini 5th Gen and iPad Mini 6th Gen share one color: Gray. However, the iPad Mini 5th Gen does away with Silver and Gold, previously seen on the iPad Mini 6th Gen.

Storage Options

iPad Mini 5th Gen

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB

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iPad Mini 6th Gen

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB

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iPad Mini 5th Gen vs iPad Mini 6th Gen Storage

Both the iPad Mini 5th Gen and iPad Mini 6th Gen share two storage options: 64GB and 256GB.

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