iPad mini Technical Specifications

 
Wi-Fi models
Wi-Fi + Cellular models
Finish

Silver

Space Gray

Gold

Space Gray, Silver, Gold

Capacity1
  • 64GB
  • 256GB
Size and Weight2
203.2 mm
(8.0 inches)
134.8 mm
(5.3 inches)
6.1 mm
(0.24 inch)

Wi-Fi models

300.5 grams (0.66 pound)

Wi-Fi + Cellular models

308.2 grams (0.68 pound)

Buttons and Connectors
3.5 mm
headphone jack
Stereo

speakers
On/Off
Sleep/Wake
Home/Touch ID sensor
Dual
microphones
Volume
up/down
Nano-SIM tray
(cellular models)
Lightning
connector
In the Box
  • iPad mini
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
Display
7.9″ Retina display
  • Retina display
  • 7.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display
  • 2048-by-1536 resolution at 326 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • True Tone display
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Fully laminated display
  • Antireflective coating
  • 1.8% reflectivity
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Supports Apple Pencil
Chip
  • A12 Bionic chip with 64‑bit architecture
  • Neural Engine
  • Embedded M12 coprocessor
Camera
  • 8-megapixel camera
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Backside illumination
  • Live Photos
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Autofocus
  • Panorama (up to 43 megapixels)
  • HDR for photos
  • Exposure control
  • Burst mode
  • Tap to focus
  • Timer mode
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Photo geotagging
Video Recording
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Slo‑mo (120 fps)
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Video image stabilization
  • 3x video zoom
  • Video geotagging
FaceTime HD Camera
  • 7-megapixel photos
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Retina Flash
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Auto HDR for photos and videos
  • Backside illumination
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure control
  • Timer mode
Video Calling3
  • FaceTime video
  • iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi‑Fi or cellular
Audio Calling3
  • FaceTime audio
  • iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi‑Fi or cellular
Speakers

Stereo speakers

Microphones

Dual microphones for calls, video recording, and audio recording

Cellular and Wireless

All models

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0 technology

Wi-Fi + Cellular models

  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Gigabit-class LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66)4
  • Data only5
  • Wi-Fi calling4
  • eSIM6

Learn more about cellular data

SIM Card
  • Nano‑SIM (supports Apple SIM6)
  • eSIM6
Location

All models

  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • iBeacon microlocation

Wi-Fi + Cellular models

  • Assisted GPS, GLONASS
  • Cellular
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 App Store
Power and Battery7

All models

  • Built-in 19.1-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‑Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Wi-Fi + Cellular models

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

iOS 12

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Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iPad mini. With built-in support for vision, hearing, physical and motor skills, and learning and literacy, you can create and do amazing things. Learn more

Features include:

  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Magnifier
  • Dictation
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Speak Screen
Built-in Apps

Camera
Photos
Messages
FaceTime
Mail
Music
Safari
Maps
Calendar
iTunes Store
App Store
Notes
Voice
Memos
Contacts
Books
Home
Reminders
Stocks
Clock
TV
News
Photo Booth
Podcasts
Measure
Find My
iPhone
Find My
Friends
Files
Tips
Settings
Free Apps from Apple

Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, iTunes U, Clips, and Apple Store app are preinstalled on iPad.

Pages
Numbers
Keynote
iMovie
GarageBand
iTunes U
Apple Store
Remote
Music
Memos
Clips
Swift
 Playgrounds
Shortcuts
System Requirements
  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access8

Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:

  • Mac: OS X 10.11.6 or later
  • PC: Windows 7 or later
  • iTunes 12.8 or later on Mac and iTunes 12.9 or later on PC (free download from www.itunes.com/kw/download)
Languages

Language support

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

QuickType keyboard support

English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Chinese - Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke), Chinese - Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke, Sucheng, Zhuyin), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Kana, Romaji), Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic (Modern Standard, Najdi), Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi (Devanagari, Transliteration), Hinglish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Kannada, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Maori, Marathi, Norwegian, Odia, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil (Script, Transliteration), Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh

QuickType keyboard support with predictive input

English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Thai, Turkish

Siri languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Chile, Mexico, Spain, U.S.), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (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, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, U.S.), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong, Macao), Arabic (Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi (India), Hungarian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Shanghainese (China mainland), Slovakian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Definition dictionary support

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

Thesaurus

English (UK, U.S.)

Bilingual dictionary support with English

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Spell check

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish

Audio Playback
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
TV and Video
  • AirPlay Mirroring, photos, audio, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Video formats supported: H.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
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

Environmental Requirements
  • Operating ambient temperature: 0° to 35° C (32° to 95° F)
  • Nonoperating temperature: –20° to 45° C (–4° to 113° F)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 3000 meters (10,000 feet)

Compare iPad models

iPad Pro

  • 12.9” and 11”
    Liquid Retina display
  • A12X Bionic chip
  • Face ID
  • Up to 1TB storage
  • Support for Apple Pencil
    (2nd generation)
  • Support for Smart Keyboard Folio

iPad Air

  • 10.5” Retina display
  • A12 Bionic chip
  • Touch ID
  • Up to 256GB storage
  • Support for Apple Pencil
    (1st generation)
  • Support for Smart Keyboard

iPad

  • 9.7” Retina display
  • A10 Fusion chip
  • Touch ID
  • Up to 128GB storage
  • Support for Apple Pencil
    (1st generation)

iPad mini

  • 7.9” Retina display
  • A12 Bionic chip
  • Touch ID
  • Up to 256GB storage
  • Support for Apple Pencil
    (1st generation)

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