iPad mini 2021

The Apple iPad mini 6th Generation (iPad mini 2021) is a tablet that was designed, manufactured, and currently sold by Apple since 2021 as part of the iPad mini series. The tablet has been introduced on September 14, 2021, and its price started at $499.

This generation of iPad mini features a Six-Core 64-bit 2.9 GHz Apple A15 Bionic processor with Six-Core graphics, Apple M15 coprocessor, a new 8.3″ Liquid Retina HD LCD IPS Display with True Tone, fingerprint identity Touch ID sensor built into the Sleep / Wake up button, Wi-Fi, 64 GB or 256 GB of flash memory, 4 GB of RAM, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual camera system; front 12 Mpix Ultra Wide FaceTime Full HD camera with Centre Stage, and rear 12 Mpix camera with 4K video recording capability, Magnetic Connector, accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, digital compass, Apple Pencil 2nd Generation support, USB-C port, and an optional version with GPS and 5G data capability.

The iPad mini 2021 features an updated design, similar to that of the iPad Air 2020. It features a larger 8.3-inch Liquid Retina Display, USB-C, and support for the second-generation Apple Pencil.

The home button is removed, and the Touch ID has been relocated to the Top button on the top-right edge of the device. In addition, in contrast to the iPad mini 5th Generation, the six-generation iPad mini lacks a headphone jack.

Today iPad mini 6th Generation is 32 months old!

iPad mini 2021
Source: apple.com – iPad mini 2021

iPad mini 2021 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedSeptember 14, 2021
ReleasedSeptember 24, 2021
Model IdentifieriPad14,1
Model NumberA2567
Order NumberMK7M3LL/A (64 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi)
MK7T3LL/A (256 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi)
MLWL3LL/A (64 GB Pink Wi-Fi)
MLWR3LL/A (256 GB Pink Wi-Fi)
MK7R3LL/A (64 GB Purple Wi-Fi)
MK7X3LL/A (256 GB Purple Wi-Fi)
MK7P3LL/A (64 GB Starlight Wi-Fi)
MK7V3LL/A (256 GB Starlight Wi-Fi)
MK893LL/A (64 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MK8F3LL/A (256 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MLX43LL/A (64 GB Pink Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MLX93LL/A (256 GB Pink Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MK8E3LL/A (64 GB Purple Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MK8K3LL/A (256 GB Purple Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MK8C3LL/A (64 GB Starlight Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MK8H3LL/A (256 GB Starlight Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MK8Y3CH/A (64 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular China)
MK943CH/A (256 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular China)
MLXA3CH/A (64 GB Pink Wi-Fi + Cellular China)
MLXG3CH/A (256 GB Pink Wi-Fi + Cellular China)
MK933CH/A (64 GB Purple Wi-Fi + Cellular China)
MK983CH/A (256 GB Purple Wi-Fi + Cellular China)
MK913CH/A (64 GB Starlight Wi-Fi + Cellular China)
MK963CH/A (256 GB Starlight Wi-Fi + Cellular China)
Original Price$499 (64 GB Wi-Fi)
$649 (256 GB Wi-Fi)
$649 (64 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
$799 (256 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
ColorsSpace Gray
Weight0.65 – 0.66 Ibs. – 293 – 297 Grams
Dimensions7.69” H x 5.3” W x 0.25″ D
19.94 cm H x 13.48 cm W x 0.63 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorApple A15 Bionic
Processor Speed2.9 GHz
Number of Cores6 (2 – high-performance and 4 – high-efficiency)
CoprocessorApple M15
Cache192 KB instruction + 128 KB data L1 (High-Performance Cores)
8 MB shared L2 (High-Performance Cores)
128 KB instruction + 64 KB data L1 (High-Efficiency Cores)
4 MB shared L2 (High-Efficiency Cores)


Storage64 GB
256 GB


Memory4 GB RAM


Graphics CardApple GPU
Number of Cores5


Display8.3″ Retina LED-backlit LCD IPS Display with True Tone
Resolution2266 x 1488
Color GamutWide color gamut P3
Pixel Density326 ppi
Brightness500 cd/m2
Refresh Rate60Hz
Apple Pencil 2nd Generation


ButtonsVolume + / –
Sleep / Wake up


SensorsTouch ID
Ambient light


Networks*UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)

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)

5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79)
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 – 802.11ax simultaneous dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) HT80 with MIMO
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
SIM slot*nano-SIM
nano-SIM and Apple SIM (eSIM)
Ports1 – USB-C
1 – Smart Connector
Camera1 – 12 Mpix front Ultra Wide FaceTime Full HD camera with Centre Stage
1 – 12 Mpix rear camera
LocationAssisted GPS*
iBeacon microlocation
Digital compass
Audio In2 – Microphones
Audio Out2 – Stereo Speakers
*Cellular version only


Audio FormatsAAC (8 to 320 Kbps)
Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps)
Dolby Digital (AC-3)
Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3)
Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
Apple Lossless
Video FormatsH.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG‑4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M‑JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Video Recording Formats4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps


Original OSiPadOS 15
Maximum OSThe latest release of iPadOS
Intelligent AssistantSiri
System RequirementsOS X 10.11.6 or later
Windows 7 or later


Battery19.3 W Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer
Battery Capacity5034 mAh
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours
Power AdapterApple 20W USB-C Power Adapter

Apple Support – iPad mini (6th generation): Technical Specifications

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