There’s more to mini than meets the eye. The new iPad mini 4 puts uncompromising performance and potential in your hand. It’s thinner and lighter than ever before, yet powerful enough to help you take your ideas even further.
Design For iPad mini 4
iPad mini 4 puts everything you love about iPad into an incredibly sleek and portable design. So you can enjoy FaceTime calls with friends or get work done, wherever and whenever you want.
Lighter and thinner than any of its predecessors, iPad mini 4 puts everything you love about iPad into a sleeker, slimmer design. And its gorgeous Retina display is incredibly immersive whether you’re watching, shopping, playing, or working. Now you’ll have even more reasons to take it with you on your next adventure.
Designed to ﬁt anywhere. And go anyplace.
iPad mini 4 is so thin it can fit into just about any carry-on, clutch or daypack. It’s the perfect size for everything from entertaining the kids on a long plane ride home to identifying constellations from your campsite.
Ingenuity makes it thin. Its unibody makes it strong.
iPad mini 4 has never been more convenient or more portable. And even though it’s only 6.1 mm thin, it doesn’t sacrifice strength. The durable aluminum unibody offers seamless beauty that will last for years,
Not just a thinner display.
A better display.
The displays on previous generations of iPad mini were constructed with three separate components. With iPad mini 4, we combined those three layers into one. This eliminates gaps between layers, along with the internal reflectance caused by those gaps. The redesigned display also delivers greater color saturation than before — 44 percent more. The fully laminated design in combination with deeper color saturation produce greater contrast and lifelike colors for sharper text and even more vivid images.
Your content, right at your fingertips.
The LCD layer is now closer than ever to your eyes (and your ﬁngers), so when you touch the screen it truly feels as if you’re touching your content. We’ve also improved the sensitivity of the screen, so it tracks your finger even more accurately, especially when you make quick gestures. Which means everything you do — playing games, surfing the web, enjoying photos and videos — feels more natural, immediate, and immersive.
Bright and beautiful.
Even if it’s bright out.
iPad mini 4 features a custom-designed antireflective coating that reduces glare by 56 percent compared with previous iPad displays. In virtually any kind of environment — offices, classrooms, the outdoors — everything is clearer and more readable.
No less impressive on the outside.
Something that performs this beautifully deserves an equally beautiful finish. iPad mini 4 comes in silver, space gray, and gold. So it’s sure to stand out no matter where you take it.
Performance For iPad mini 4
Power that’s anything but mini.
The heart of iPad mini 4 is our A8 chip with second-generation 64-bit desktop class architecture. Its astounding performance makes everything from editing a movie to playing 3D games smooth and effortless. And with up to 10 hours of battery life, iPad mini 4 gives you plenty of time to study, play, or create whatever you want, wherever you want.
Small in size. Big on performance.
The A8 chip gives iPad mini 4 incredible capabilities you can take with you anywhere. With 64‑bit desktop‑class architecture, the A8 delivers speed and responsiveness that rival many personal computers and game consoles.
30 percent faster CPU performance.
Compared with the A7 chip in the previous iPad mini, the A8 chip delivers up to 30 percent faster CPU performance. From launching apps to playing games, everything is more fluid and responsive. And all your actions — swiping, pinching, zooming, scrolling, and rotating — happen quickly and smoothly.
Remarkable graphics performance.
The A8 chip has an astonishing 60 percent faster graphics performance than the A7 chip. So iPad mini 4 boasts graphics once possible only on desktop computers and gaming consoles. Graphics-intensive games and video editing apps run superbly, and they look gorgeous on the beautiful Retina display.
Metal. A real game changer.
To get the greatest graphics performance out of the A8 chip and iOS 9, iPad mini 4 takes advantage of Metal — an Apple technology that lets developers design highly immersive console-style games. Metal is optimized to allow the CPU and GPU to work together to deliver detailed graphics and complex visual effects. So every imaginary world feels more realistic.
Work faster. Play harder.
Everything runs better on iPad mini 4. And thanks to the A8 chip, graphics‑intensive apps are, well, intense. Video editing, modeling and design apps, and games — especially games — come to life, with incredible responsiveness, fluid motion, and fleet performance quality.
Draw, sketch, rotate, resize — all in real time. The A8 chip is powerful enough to make it as easy as swiping, tapping, and pinching.
3D modeling and CAD
Live 3D CAD modeling on a tablet? Believe it. With iPad, you can do things you wouldn’t have dreamed of doing on anything but a desktop computer.
Metal is 10 times more efficient than OpenGL. And combined with the A8 chip, it unlocks a level of advanced visual effects previously unimaginable on mobile platforms.
Battery life that keeps up with yours.
The A8 chip isn’t just powerful, it’s also power efficient. With up to 10 hours of battery life, it can handle work, play, and everything in between.* And thanks to advancements in iOS 9, iPad mini 4 can make that power last even longer.
An incredibly powerful way to use less power.
When you’re in motion, the new M8 motion coprocessor continuously measures data from the accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and a new barometer. This offloads work from the A8 chip for improved power efficiency. The motion coprocessor also continuously calibrates all five sensors, so when you want to play a game or use the Maps app, iPad mini 4 is ready and able.
The innovation behind the iSight camera.
The iSight camera in iPad mini 4 uses the Apple-designed image signal processor built into the A8 chip. It supports advanced camera and video features, like better face detection and enhanced noise reduction, so it’s easier to shoot higher-quality photos and videos.
Cameras For iPad mini 4
Two amazing cameras. Cleverly disguised as an iPad.
With an improved sensor, advanced optics, and a cutting‑edge image signal processor, the iSight camera in iPad mini 4 captures incredibly detailed photos and cinematic 1080p HD videos. The FaceTime HD camera has been redesigned, too, with a new sensor that makes your video calls look better, even in low light. And the high‑resolution Retina display makes a spectacular viewfinder
The iSight camera was designed to help you capture all of life’s moments at a moment’s notice. And with every shot, the image signal processor works in sync with the camera to deliver a great picture or video — automatically.
Advanced image signal processor.
The iSight camera’s new 8MP sensor captures images in 3264-by-2448 native resolution and 1080p HD video. So your photos and videos stay sharp and clear, even when viewed on larger screens.
Behind the precision optics and the new sensor lies the brains of the iSight camera: the powerful image signal processor in the A8 chip. Its improved face-detection technology keeps more — and smaller — faces in focus. And better noise reduction gives you cleaner, sharper images.
For stunning photos and videos, start with a stunning viewfinder.
What makes taking photos and videos on iPad mini 4 so incredible is its viewfinder: a brilliant Retina display that’s so sharp you see every nuance as you shoot. With its 7.9-inch screen, shooting with iPad mini 4 is like looking through the viewfinder of a high-end SLR camera.
Now you can create remarkable time-lapse videos and iOS 9 does all the work. Just set up your iPad mini 4, select Time-lapse mode, and tap Record. You’ll have an amazing movie, whether you record for 30 minutes or 30 hours.
Lighten or darken a photo or video in the preview pane with a simple slide, up to four f-stops in either direction.
Slow down life’s fastest moments. iPad mini 4 now lets you shoot HD video at 120 fps in 720p. You can even record and then select the portion you want to slow down.
For the first time, Burst mode is available on iPad mini. It captures 10 photos per second and works with both cameras. As you shoot, iPad mini 4 analyzes every shot in real time. Then it suggests the photos you might like best.
When you’re taking a group shot with the FaceTime HD camera, give everyone time to get in frame by setting the timer. It will wait 3 seconds or 10 seconds before taking a series of photos in burst mode. Your friends will thank you.
Pano mode lets you take high-resolution panoramic photos at up to 43MP. And dynamic auto exposure adjusts as you shoot, to capture your most epic shots with incredible clarity.
Incredible photos and videos, from start to finish.
With advanced hardware combined with iOS 9, iPad mini 4 captures breathtaking images. But that’s just for openers.
iPad mini 4 is as easy to use as a point-and-shoot camera, but it’s so much more advanced. Fire off 10 photos per second in burst mode. iPad automatically detects smiles and blinks and grabs the best shot. Shoot at 120 fps to create slo-mo videos. Or use Time-lapse mode to compress into a few amazing seconds events that take anywhere from 30 minutes to 30 hours.
Once you’ve captured a photo or video, there’s a lot more you can do. And iPad mini 4 makes it a breeze, because its built-in editing apps work seamlessly with all your images. Adjust exposure, color, brightness, and contrast. Add filters. Edit a movie with iMovie. Or use third-party apps to get even more creative. For example, turn a photo into a cartoon, complete with dialogue balloons. And thanks to the stunning display, you’ll be able to do it all without needing to switch to a computer.
With iCloud Photo Sharing, you can create a shared photo album to show off just the photos and videos you want to just the people you want. Invite your friends and family, and they can add their own photos, videos, and comments as well. Everything is automatically kept up to date on everyone’s devices. You can also post photos to Facebook, Twitter, or other social media sites directly from the Photos app.
FaceTime HD camera.
See and be seen.
Put a face — or two — on every conversation. The front-facing FaceTime HD camera has a larger ƒ/2.2 aperture that lets in 81 percent more light. And an all-new sensor and larger pixels improve performance in less-than-ideal lighting conditions.
More personal video calls.
Thanks to its new FaceTime HD camera and brilliant Retina display, video calls on iPad mini 4 are clearer than they’ve ever been. So no matter who you’re talking to or where they are, you’ll feel like you’re both in the room.
The two microphones in iPad mini 4 don’t just collect more sound. Together, they employ sophisticated noise-reduction technology to suppress background noise. In addition, when you switch cameras from front to back (or vice versa), the microphones switch, too. So what your iPad sees is also what your iPad hears.
Photos and videos are just the beginning.
The cameras on iPad mini 4 can do more than take dazzling photos and videos. Used with apps, they can do remarkable things. Like be your partner on that home redecorating project. Improve your athletic performance. Or let you scan, save, and send documents. And developers are working on new apps that do even more with the cameras. You’ll find them on the App Store.
An amazing camera even when it’s not taking photos.
In the App Store, you’ll find apps that combine the camera with sophisticated software to let you see and do amazing things. Like move around virtual furniture instead of the real stuff. Or help you tell the stars from the planets. Or find your way back to your campsite.
Make iPad mini 4 your personal coach. There are great sports apps that use the camera to analyze your movements, correct problems before they become habits, and track your progress. And the list of these apps gets longer all the time.
urn your iPad mini 4 into a scanner to store and organize all those receipts, tickets, notes, sketches, and business cards. Some apps even offer optical character recognition (OCR), allowing you to create editable documents.
Your fingerprint is the perfect unforgettable password. And our breakthrough Touch ID technology lets you use it to unlock iPad mini 4 easily and securely. It’s quick and reliable, and works seamlessly with iOS 9, so your fingerprint will grant you access to so much more.
One touch unlocks your iPad mini 4.
With Touch ID, you put your finger on the Home button, and just like that, your iPad unlocks. And Touch ID has 360-degree range. No matter how you’re holding it — portrait, landscape, or anything in between — your iPad knows who you are.
The technology behind Touch ID.
The Home button on iPad mini 4 is made from a sapphire crystal surrounded by a stainless steel ring. When you touch the button, the steel ring detects your finger and the crystal sends an image of your fingerprint to a sensor. Software then reads the ridges of your print and confirms a match. And it all happens in the blink of an eye.
Your iPad keeps your personal information to itself.
Your safety and security are a major priority. So we created an advanced security architecture within the A8 that keeps your personal information private. Your passcode and fingerprint data never leave your iPad — they’re not backed up to iCloud, nor are they shared with Apple or anyone else.
Touch ID unlocks more than just your iPad.
Instantly sign in
to secure apps.
Many apps that have access to your personal data are already integrating Touch ID. You’ll be able to use your fingerprint to sign in and authorize new actions, without having to enter yet another password. As always, your fingerprint data is protected and never accessed by the operating system or any other apps.
One-touch purchasing in iTunes,
iBooks, and the App Store.
Your fingerprint can also approve purchases from iTunes, iBooks, the App Store, and within participating apps. You don’t have to enter your password or billing address over and over.
Fast, easy, secure purchases with Apple Pay.
Everyone loves to shop on iPad, and now it’s simpler and safer than ever. You can easily add your credit or debit card from your iTunes account, or capture card information with the iSight camera on your iPad. When you’re ready to check out of a participating app, select Apple Pay, touch your finger lightly on the Home button, and you’re done — no need to type in shipping and billing information. And when you pay with Apple Pay, your card details are never shared by Apple or transmitted with payment to the online merchant.
Wireless For iPad mini 4
Fast wireless connectivity.
When you’re on the go, iPad mini 4 helps you stay up to date and in touch, no matter where you’re headed. Wi‑Fi is twice as fast as before, with speeds up to 866 Mbps. And the Wi‑Fi + Cellular model is packed with LTE technology and speeds up to 150 Mbps — so you can keep your fast wireless connection even when there’s no Wi‑Fi coverage. And whether you’re at home or traveling abroad, you can choose a cellular data plan right from your iPad using Apple SIM.
Our fastest, most advanced Wi‑Fi ever.
The things you love to do on iPad are even better when you’re connected. And now that connection is even faster. iPad mini 4 features advanced 802.11ac Wi‑Fi technology and MIMO support. Which is a geeky way of saying you’re getting some serious wireless capability, with download speeds up to a superfast 866 Mbps.
up to 886 Mbps via Wi-Fi
AirDrop is the quickest and easiest way to wirelessly share documents and files with people nearby. Simply enable AirDrop in Control Center, select a photo, video, or document, tap the Share icon, and choose who you want to share with. And just like that, the file appears on their device. It’s a lot easier than digging around for a thumb drive.
AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream what’s on your iPad mini 4 via Apple TV to your HDTV and speakers — without having to log in to a network. Or you can mirror exactly what’s on your display and see it on the big screen. Whether you’re in the boardroom, the classroom, or the living room, you’ll be able to share everything — from a business presentation to a history lesson to a vacation video.
More cellular networks. More LTE bands.
If you’re out of Wi-Fi range — fear not. iPad mini 4 with Wi-Fi + Cellular models let you connect to more high-speed LTE networks in more places, for faster downloads and easier sharing. And 20 LTE bands are packed into a single device, so you can take advantage of fast LTE cellular data networks practically anywhere you go.
Mbps via LTE
Mbps via LTE
Create your own mobile hotspot.
With Personal Hotspot on your Wi‑Fi + Cellular model, you can easily create a mobile hotspot for other devices. For example, say you’re with some friends who want to get online with a laptop, but there’s no Wi‑Fi. You can come to their rescue simply by turning on your hotspot in Settings, and voilà, they’re ready to connect. And you’re the hero.
Advanced security. Right at your fingertip.
iPad mini 4 uses Touch ID technology to turn your fingerprint into the perfect unforgettable password. So you can unlock your device with just one touch and keep your personal data secure, even if you share your iPad with someone else. Touch ID also lets you make secure purchases in iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store. And with Apple Pay, you can make purchases within your favorite participating apps quickly, conveniently, and securely.
Fast wireless connectivity.
iPad mini connects to fast Wi-Fi and cellular networks, so you can download content, browse the web, and share documents from virtually anywhere. When you’re not near a Wi-Fi hotspot, the Wi-Fi + Cellular model* connects you to fast cellular data networks around the world. And with Apple SIM, you can choose a plan quickly and easily in over 90 countries and territories.
Mbps via Wi-Fi
Mbps via LTE
A better experience with every touch.
iPad mini 4 runs iOS 9, the most intuitive, advanced and secure mobile operating system in the world. If it feels like iOS 9 was made for iPad, it’s because it was. With improved apps and new features like Slide Over, Split View, and Picture in Picture, iOS 9 helps you get more done in powerful yet simple ways. Whether you’re checking messages while answering email or creating a presentation while watching the big game, iOS 9 helps you get more out of iPad than ever before.
Apps designed for iPad. And everything you want to do with it.
iPad mini 4 comes with powerful built-in apps for the things you do every day, like surfing the web, checking email, editing movies and photos, writing reports, and reading books. And there are even more incredible apps on the App Store designed to take advantage of its Retina display (instead of simply stretching out iPhone apps). So whether it’s photography, gaming, traveling, or managing your finances, you’ll find an app that will help you do it better.
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – Cellular version only
1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular
Yes, with stereo speakers
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
v4.0, A2DP, EDR
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (3G/LTE model only)
v2.0, reversible connector
Accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Siri natural language commands and dictation
iCloud cloud service
Predictive text input
Non-removable Li-Ion 5124 mAh battery (19.1 Wh)
GOLD / SILVER / SPACE GRAY
what in the box
iPad mini 4
Lightning to USB Cable
USB Power Adapter
Designed to have a big impact on the world.
Not the environment.
We’re always thinking about the impact our products have on the world. And we know that impact continues after the end of a product’s useful life. That’s why nearly every Apple product is made from highly recyclable materials like aluminum, and why we go to great lengths to exclude harmful toxins from our components.
iPad mini 4 is a perfect example. The aluminum enclosure is highly recyclable. And every iPad mini is free of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). In fact, Apple has one of the strictest BFR-free and PVC-free standards in the industry. And we expect the same from our suppliers. So we actually disassemble our products into individual components and materials in our Cupertino lab. Then we test those components using a variety of methods, including X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and ion chromatography. We do this to ensure that every product we make meets our environmental standards.