Apple Announces Redesigned iPad mini with 5G, USB-C and more - all for £479

Apple just released a new iPad mini with the first major redesign in history, complete with 5G, USB-C, A15 Bionic Chip, Apple Pencil 2 support and so much more - this iPad packs a punch.

Hand holding Apple iPad mini
The mini now has the Touch ID sensor in the power button, much like the current iPad Air

The iPad mini now comes in a larger 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display in four colours. Featuring the brand new A15 Bionic chip, the new iPad mini delivers up to 80 percent faster performance than the previous generation. A new USB-C port allows faster connectivity, and cellular models with 5G bring more flexible mobile workflows.

New advanced cameras, Center Stage, and support for Apple Pencil (2nd generation) enable new ways for users to capture photos and videos, communicate with loved ones, and jot down their ideas when creativity strikes.

The new iPad mini is available to order beginning today, and will be in stores beginning Friday, September 24.

Here's a breakdown of what's new.


  • Fresh 8.3-inch all-screen design similar to iPad Air

  • New purple, pink, starlight and space gray colors

  • Touch ID embedded in the power button

  • Faster performance with new chip

  • USB-C port replaces Lightning

  • 5G connectivity

  • 12MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture with True Tone flash

  • Front-facing 12MP ultra-wide camera with Center Stage

  • Updated stereo speaker system

  • Support for Apple Pencil 2