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.

 

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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 games consoles.

30 per cent faster CPU performance.
Compared with the A7 chip in the previous iPad mini, the A8 chip delivers up to 30 per cent 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 per cent 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, iPad mini 4 takes advantage of Metal — an Apple technology that lets developers design highly immersive console-style games. Metal is optimised 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, modelling and design apps, and games — especially games — come to life, with incredible responsiveness, fluid motion and fleet performance quality.

M8 coprocessor. 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.

iOS 10
Our most advanced mobile operating system yet.
iOS brings iPhone and iPad to life in incredibly personal and powerful ways. The interface is beautiful and easy to use. Intelligent suggestions appear just when you need them. And advanced technologies protect your privacy and security. Once you’ve experienced iOS, you’ll understand why so many people love using iPhone and iPad.

Easy to Use
Tap. Swipe. Scroll. 
See, you already know how to use it.
From the moment you pick up your iOS device, you’re up and running. Tap your favourite app and get straight to work — or play. Swipe from the right side of the Lock screen to quickly pull up your camera. Scroll through thousands of photos in seconds. Everything about iOS is designed to look beautiful and work beautifully.

Performance
So smooth and responsive you won’t even notice it. And that’s the point.
Because iOS is engineered specifically for iPhone and iPad, everything looks and feels incredibly fluid. iOS uses a framework called Metal to maximise graphics performance. Whether you’re surfing the web, moving from app to app or playing the most complex 3D video game, the graphics and responsiveness are amazingly smooth. No other mobile operating system is so effortless and natural.

Experience
Hardware and software designed together. For an experience that stands apart.
Something really special happens when hardware and software are made for each other. Everything just works. Incredibly well. Apps can take full advantage of hardware features such as the powerful A10 chip, advanced camera system, Touch ID sensor and 3D Touch. Your iPad lets you work with two apps at once. iOS even helps your battery last longer by updating apps only when your device is plugged in.

Built-in Apps
Apps as elegant as they are essential.
iOS comes with a core collection of Apple-designed apps you’ll use every day, like Photos, Maps, Messages, News, Health, and more. Each of these apps is engineered with incredible attention to detail. So, for example, when you send a message, you can express yourself in more ways than ever. Our apps also work with other apps, so you can book a table at a restaurant and a ride to get you there — without ever leaving Maps.

Intelligence
An OS with a remarkably high IQ.
With sophisticated features like proactive suggestions, predictive typing and everybody’s favourite personal assistant, Siri, iOS 10 makes everything you do easier, quicker and more fun.

Nobody understands you quite like Siri.
Siri learns how you talk, not the other way around. Thanks to Apple-developed machine-learning technology, you can simply speak naturally. So when you say, “What does my day look like today”, Siri will read you loud and clear.

Siri even works with your favourite apps.
You can ask Siri to send someone a payment, book a reservation at your favourite restaurant and much more. And the number of apps incorporating Siri is growing every day.

iOS knows what you want before you do.
iOS is so smart it can provide helpful suggestions to make writing a message easier, get you to your destination faster, and even recommend apps you’re likely to love. All while keeping your information private.

Continuity
All your devices. One seamless experience.
With iCloud, iOS can automatically connect many of your Apple products, making things you do every day easier. Like sharing large files instantly between devices without having to email them. Or starting a task on your iPad and finishing it on your Mac. You can even stream video from your iPhone or iPad to your TV through Apple TV. And everything’s synced — so when you update a document or photo on your iPhone, the latest version appears on all your devices.