After conducting an analysis of the iPad mini 4, DisplayMate has determined that the fourth-generation tablet has become "a full fledged respectable iPad family member with a high performance display that Steve Jobs would be proud of." The 7.9-inch tablet features a record low 2.0 percent screen reflectance, beating the iPad Air 2, and it matches the color accuracy of all current iPad and iPhone models.
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Only the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus iSight cameras are able to snap Live Photos, but they can be viewed on other iOS devices and Mac computers. Live Photos are animated images like .GIFs, not videos, according to Apple. The new iSight camera snaps an extra 1.5 seconds of footage when taking a photo giving images animated like movement.
The fourth-generation iPad mini is a great option for watching movies. Not only is it Apple's fastest and most powerful 7.9-inch tablet, but it is equipped with a Retina display with 2048-by-1536 resolution at 326 pixels per inch (ppi). It is powered by Apple's 64-bit 8A chip and it includes stereo speakers plus a 3.55 mm headphone jack. The tablet supports AirPlay Mirroring for the Apple TV 2 and later, and it is capable of streaming video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second. It also supports multiple movie file formats such as .m4v, .mp4 and .mov.
The fourth-generation iPad mini is the most powerful 7.9-inch Apple tablet currently available. While a lot pricier than most e-readers, the mini is a good device for reading digital books. The iPad mini 4 allows you to downlaod and read any books, using Apple iBooks app or third-party services such as Amazon's Kindle app.
Apple quietly announced its fourth-generation iPad mini 4 at its Sept. 9, 2015 keynote. The new 7.9-inch tablet was made available on apple.com immediately after the event, which means it is the first new Apple product tech blogs have been able to test. Ars Technica was one of the first to get their hands on a model and has confirmed that the iPad mini 4 is equipped with a 1.5GHz Apple A8 with 2GB of RAM. This of course makes the new iPad mini faster than its predecessors, but it falls short of matching the speed of the iPad Air 2 and its A8X chip.
The fourth-generation iPad mini WiFi model weighs 0.65 pounds (298.8 grams), which is lighter than the iPad mini 2 at 0.73 pounds (331 grams). The cellular mini 4 model weighs 0.67 pounds (304 grams). The mini 4 is also slightly thinner than the mini 2 at 0.24 inches (6.1 mm), compared to 0.29 inch (7.5 mm).
Yes, all of Apple's current iOS devices are equipped with Touch ID, even the iPad Pro. Touch ID is Apple's fingerprint sensor that allows you to unlock your devices and use Apple Pay without entering a password. It is located on the physical Home button of every equipped iOS device.
None of Apple's iPad models include its new 3D Touch option. 3D Touch is only available on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The new features allows users to perform specific tasks depending how much force they use when touching their display. For example, touching your display lightly will activate a preview of an email in the Mail app. You can then open the email by applying a little more force to your display. Apple calls this feature "peek and pop".
The iPad mini 4 is equipped with a 19.1-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. According to Apple, it offers up to "10 hours of surﬁng the web on Wi‑Fi, watching video, or listening to music". The fourth generation iPad mini also gets up to 9 hours of surﬁng the web while using a cellular data network.