When Apple unveiled the iPhone 13 and its subsequent Pro and Mini models, the air seemed to be covered in what I’d say an ‘S’ feeling. Till the iPad Mini surfaced and stole our attention, and now that it is in our hands, it has stolen our hearts too.
As the name suggests, the Mini is the tiniest iPad you can find (or the biggest iPhone). It truly depends on the user but here’s the kicker, the iPad Mini is now more versatile than ever. By simply borrowing the design from the iPad Pros, it has managed to squeeze in more tech while maintaining a smaller footprint. You can even hold the thing with one hand (but clearly not if you have hands the size of cat paws). The 8.3in display practically feels like an unfolded Samsung Fold smartphone. It’s unfortunate that the screen doesn’t fold like the Korean giant’s but in Apple’s world there are more ways to enjoy bigger displays and that’s through quality. The LED display looks razor-sharp and has the rich colour fidelity that we have come to expect of Apple, even at this size. Although, it’s not an OLED and for that reason, Netflix and chill sessions are only for convenience rather than spectacle. Still, we won’t dismiss it because the iPad Mini’s lightweight and minuscule size make it an easy-to-grip device on a bed, sofa or in transit. So whether you’re reading, sending out emails, playing a game on Arcade or watching Netflix. The iPad Mini is up for the task with its adequate resolution (326ppi), wider colour accuracy with P3 colour gamut and anti-reflective coating. It also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 content so bright scenes in Squid Game look fantastic while the darker scenes would probably look nicer on an OLED.