With the release of the new iPad Air and iPad mini a couple of weeks ago, Apple has created an interesting conundrum for anyone looking to buy a new iPad. There is substantial overlap when it comes to screen sizes, spec and other features. So, how do you choose the best iPad for your needs?
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Apple's iPad mini 5 finally made it to the market, over a thousand days after the previous model was released. And while on the outside it looks just like its predecessor, much has changed under the covers. An improved display, support for the Apple Pencil and a significant performance boost courtesy of Apple's latest processor gives strength to the old saying that you can't judge a book by its cover.
It's been four years since Apple refreshed the iPad mini 4. In that time the company has released four upgrades to its A series processor family as well as stronger AI support, better security with FaceID, USB-C connectivity in the latest iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil. But the mini has been stuck back in the technological Dark Ages. That might change in the next few weeks as rumours suggest a new iPad mini will be announced.
Perhaps one of the most surprising things to come from Cupertino in 2018 was the resurrection of the Mac mini. But it looks like the first half of 2019 will see the reanimation of another mini. The iPad mini has been languishing in abandonment land for a while but the word from Apple's supply chain is that an updated iPad mini will appear along with a refreshed iPad with a larger 10-inch display.
Since the iPad Mini with Retina Display went on sale last week, some users have reported problems with 'ghosting', where impressions of images remain visible on the tablet screen. Developer Marco Arment offers a simple test to determine if your new device has the problem.
Having promised a mid-November release, Apple quietly put the iPad Mini with Retina Display on sale tonight. This is what you'll pay in Australia and how it compares to US pricing.
A week after making the full-size 4G version of the iPad available on contract, Australia's carriers are also selling the iPad Mini as a contract device. What will you pay and is it worth it?