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5 Reasons to Buy the iPad Mini 5 & 6 Reasons Not To



Buy for Better Hardware

Buy for Better Hardware

The iPad Mini 4 launched back in 2015 which means its hardware is now several years old. The hardware (cameras, processor, etc) is still good enough for some people, but others will benefit from the iPad mini 5's upgrades. 

The iPad Mini 4 uses an Apple A8 chip with an M8 motion co-processor. This is old technology compared to what's on board the iPad mini 5. 

The iPad mini 5 features an A12 Bionic chip that Apple says helps the device deliver "three times the performance and nine times faster graphics." That's huge on a tablet like the iPad Mini that's meant to be portable. 

The iPad mini 5 also features an advanced Retina display with True Tone technology and wide color support. Apple says the display is 25 percent brighter than the iPad mini 4's display and has the highest pixel density of any iPad in its lineup.

The iPad Mini 5 isn't a workhorse like the iPad Pro, but it will get the job done for a lot of people. 



  1. nick

    11/22/2018 at 3:21 am

    The iPad Mini 4 (128GB) is on sale now for $250 and might even drop more on Black Friday. I haven’t heard anything about an imminent iPad Mini 5 release other than this story (I suppose a minor spec bump is possible but I think Apple is pretty much set for the Christmas shopping season with their lineup). In any case a Mini 5 would surely cost double the aforementioned sale price or perhaps $399 for a (32/64GB model). If it’s basically a processor bump without major changes then it might be a pass, but a iPad Pro-like redesign would be worth considering. If the latter I wouldn’t expect it until next year.

  2. Javed

    03/22/2019 at 4:23 am

    People buy only for prestige and apple branding, these are overrated.

    • Aisha

      06/11/2019 at 7:53 am

      no not all people, i don’t have an ego problem and only wanna buy them because of the good quality of them they honestly are preferred by many people and if you have a problem then there is something wrong with you not others, okk boo :)

  3. Ari Eru

    07/28/2019 at 5:13 am

    a 6.5″ 16:9 iPhone XS Max screen is different from a 7.9″ 4:3 iPad Mini screen. Even if you have an XS Max, you will still feel significant difference when using an iPad Mini. Trust me!

  4. Virgil

    08/29/2019 at 4:07 am

    On a positive note, the new iPad mini 5’s A12 Bionic chip enabled it to juggle multiple apps simultaneously in our lab. We also enjoyed fluid gameplay while playing Injustice 2. Battery-wise, the iPad Mini 5’s built-in rechargeable power source went beyond expectations. Although Apple promises up to 10 hours of runtime, in our Laptop Mag battery test, it endured at 12 hours and 40 minutes and it is good to know that Walmart is selling them. I will search if they are running any offer at and buy it

  5. Cheryl

    09/29/2021 at 5:23 pm

    Just got it……
    Love it!

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