Apple iPad mini 4 128GB Wi-Fi (Late 2015)
There’s more to mini than meets the eye. The new iPad mini 4 puts uncompromising performance and potential in your hand. It’s thinner and lighter than ever before, yet powerful enough to help you take your ideas even further.
Ridiculously light. Seriously thin.
iPad mini 4 puts everything you love about iPad into an incredibly sleek and portable design. So you can enjoy FaceTime calls with friends or get work done, wherever and whenever you want.
- 18% thinner
- 6.1mm thin
- 298.8 grams
Power that’s anything but mini.
iPad mini 4 is powered by an A8 chip with second-generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture that can handle even your most demanding apps. Whether you’re editing a video, browsing photos, or both, your experience will be smooth and seamless.
- 30% faster CPU
- 60% faster graphics
Two amazing cameras. Cleverly disguised as an iPad.
The iSight camera in iPad mini 4 delivers advanced optics, an improved sensor, and an Apple_designed image signal processor. It also includes handy features like panorama, time_lapse video, slo_mo, and burst and timer modes. The front_facing FaceTime HD camera has been redesigned, too, with a refined sensor and larger pixels for even better low_light performance. The upshot? All your photos and videos — and video calls and selfies — look incredibly vivid.
Advanced security. Right at your fingertip.
iPad mini 4 uses Touch ID technology to turn your fingerprint into the perfect unforgettable password. So you can unlock your device with just one touch and keep your personal data secure, even if you share your iPad with someone else. Touch ID also lets you make secure purchases in iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store.
Fast wireless connectivity.
iPad mini connects to fast Wi-Fi and cellular networks, so you can download content, browse the web, and share documents from virtually anywhere. When you’re not near a Wi-Fi hotspot, the Wi-Fi Cellular model* connects you to fast cellular data networks around the world.
- Up to 866 Mbps via Wi-Fi
- Up to 150 Mbps via 4G LTE
A better experience with every touch.
iPad mini 4 runs iOS 9, the most intuitive, advanced and secure mobile operating system in the world. If it feels like iOS 9 was made for iPad, it’s because it was. With improved apps and new features like Slide Over, Split View, and Picture in Picture, iOS 9 helps you get more done in powerful yet simple ways. Whether you’re checking messages while answering email or creating a presentation while watching a video, iOS 9 helps you get more out of iPad than ever before.
Apps designed for iPad. And everything you want to do with it.
iPad mini 4 comes with powerful built-in apps for the things you do every day, like surfing the web, checking email, editing movies and photos, writing reports, and reading books. And there are even more incredible apps on the App Store designed to take advantage of its Retina display (instead of simply stretching out iPhone apps). So whether it’s photography, gaming, traveling, or managing your finances, you’ll find an app that will help you do it better.
Covers made for iPad mini 4. Colors that match everything else.
The iPad mini 4 Smart Cover and Silicone Case protect your device everywhere you take it. Designed to be paired, the Smart Cover attaches to the front of your device while the Silicone Case snaps on to the back. Together they provide protection available in ten gorgeous colors.
- Late 2015
- Space Gray
Buttons and Connectors
- Built‑in stereo speakers
- Lightning connector
- Home/Touch ID sensor
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- On/Off Sleep/Wake
- Dual microphones
- Volume up/down
Weight and Dimensions2
- Height: 8.0 inches (203.2 mm)
- Width: 5.3 inches (134.8 mm)
- Depth: 0.24 inch (6.1 mm)
- Weight: 0.65 pound (298.8 grams)
In the Box
- iPad mini 4
- Lightning to USB Cable
- USB Power Adapter
- 7.9” Retina display
- 7.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display
- 2048-by-1536 resolution at 326 pixels per inch (ppi)
- Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
- Fully laminated display
- Antireflective coating
- A8 chip with 64‑bit architecture
- M8 motion coprocessor
- 8MP iSight camera
- ƒ/2.4 aperture
- Five-element lens
- Hybrid IR ﬁlter
- Backside illumination
- Improved face detection
- Exposure control
- Panorama (up to 43MP)
- Burst mode
- Tap to focus
- Photo geotagging
- Timer mode
- 1080p HD video recording (30 fps)
- Slo-mo (120 fps)
- Time-lapse video with stabilization
- Video image stabilization
- Improved face detection
- 3x video zoom
- Video geotagging
FaceTime HD Camera
- 1.2MP photos
- ƒ/2.2 aperture
- 720p HD video recording
- Backside illumination
- Auto HDR photos and videos
- Improved face detection
- Burst mode
- Exposure control
- Timer mode
- FaceTime audio to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi‑Fi or cellular
- FaceTime video to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi‑Fi or cellular
- Dual microphones for calls, video recording, and audio recording
Cellular and Wireless
- Wi‑Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
- Bluetooth 4.2 technology
- Digital compass
- iBeacon microlocation
- Touch ID
- Three-axis gyro
- Ambient light sensor
- Unlock iPad
- Secure personal data within apps
- Make purchases or downloads from the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store
- Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more
- Use your iPad hands-free
- Listen and identify songs
Power and Battery5
- Built-in 19.1-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
- Up to 10 hours of surﬁng the web on Wi‑Fi, watching video, or listening to music
- Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
With an all-new design and all-new features, iOS 9 is the world’s most advanced mobile OS. In its most advanced form.
iOS 9 includes:
- Control Center
- Notification Center
- Spotlight Search
- Apple Music
- Family Sharing
- iCloud Drive
- QuickType Keyboard
- Built-in apps are an essential part of your iPad experience and are efficiently designed to use less than 150MB of storage.
- iTunes Store
- App Store
- Game Center
- Photo Booth
- iCloud Drive
- Find My iPhone
- Find My Friends
Free Apps from Apple6
- iTunes U
- Apple Store
- Apple ID (required for some features)
- Internet access7
- Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
- Mac: OS X v10.8.5 or later
- PC: Windows 7 or later
- iTunes 12.3 or later
English (Australia, Canada, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
QuickType keyboard support
English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Chinese - Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke), Chinese - Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke, Sucheng, Zhuyin), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Kana, Romaji), Korean, Spanish (Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi (Devanagari, Transliteration), Hinglish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Marathi, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese
QuickType keyboard support with predictive input8
English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish (Mexico, Spain), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Thai, Turkish
English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, U.S.), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Swedish, Turkish, Thai, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
English (Australia, Canada, Denmark, India, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Mexico, Spain, U.S.), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong), Swedish (Sweden), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Norwegian (Norway), Russian (Russia), Turkish (Turkey), Thai (Thailand), Portuguese (Brazil)†
Deﬁnition dictionary support
English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
Bilingual dictionary support
Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
English (Australia, Canada, UK, U.S.), French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Russian, Swedish, Turkish
- Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
- Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX ), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
- User-conﬁgurable maximum volume limit
TV and Video
- AirPlay Mirroring, photos, audio, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
- Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
- Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 5.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Mail Attachment Support
Viewable document types
.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics
- Operating ambient temperature: 0° to 35° C (32° to 95° F)
- Nonoperating temperature: -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
- Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
- Operating altitude: tested up to 3000 m (10,000 feet)
1.1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
2.Size and weight vary by conﬁguration and manufacturing process.
3.FaceTime calling requires a FaceTime-enabled device for the caller and recipient and a Wi‑Fi connection. Availability over a cellular network depends on carrier policies; data charges may apply.
4.Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Internet access required. Cellular data charges may apply.
5.Testing conducted by Apple in August 2015 using preproduction iPad mini 4 units and software. Testing consisted of full battery discharge while performing each of the following tasks: video playback, audio playback, and Internet browsing using Wi-Fi or cellular data network. Video content was a repeated 2-hour 23-minute movie purchased from the iTunes Store. Audio content was a playlist of 358 unique audio tracks purchased from the iTunes Store. Internet over Wi-Fi and cellular data network tests were conducted using dedicated web and mail servers, browsing snapshot versions of 20 popular web pages, and receiving mail once an hour. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network (except for Internet browsing over cellular data network); the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks and Auto-Brightness were turned off; Brightness was set to 50%; and WPA2 encryption was enabled. Battery life depends on device settings, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPad units; actual results may vary.
6.iMovie, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 9 compatible devices with initial activation on or after September 1, 2013. GarageBand is free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 9 compatible devices with initial activation on or after September 1, 2014. See www.apple.com/hk/en/ios/whats-new for iOS 9 compatible devices. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID.
7.Wireless broadband recommended; fees may apply.
8.Customized suggestions based on recipient and app are not available for Chinese (Simpliﬁed, Traditional) and Japanese.
*Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.
† Siri has been optimized for Cantonese in Hong Kong.
THE GOOD: Compact size, vivid display, works with split-screen apps in iOS 9. Basically, a shrunken-down iPad Air 2. Perfect hand feel for vacations.
THE BAD: Price is high for an 8-inch tablet. Slower graphics mean some apps and games don't feel as zippy. Small screen makes for cramped typing and multitasking.
Overall rating: 3.5/5
After a yearlong wait, we finally have a properly upgraded iPad Mini. While it adopted the iPad Air 2's super-slim aesthetic and got a similarly great screen, the iPad Mini 4 makes do with Apple's dual-core A8 chipset. Performance is remarkably solid, though, and the smaller battery inside doesn't do the tablet a disservice.
PROS: Vibrant screen, iOS 9 is great for multitasking, Solid performance, Respectable battery life
CONS: Rotation lock switch is gone, Still less powerful than the iPad Air 2
Engadget Score: 88
If this was the iPad mini launched alongside the Air 2, it would have been an easy five stars. However, even with a year in between, it still performs very well for a smaller slate.
FOR: Brilliant screen , Sleek design , Great app library
AGAINST: Older processor, No 3D touch
Overall rating: 4.5/5
Apple’s latest compact iPad is great. It’s a powerful device that’s ideal for cramming with media and chucking in your bag.
It’s slim, with a stunning screen and a battery that doesn’t require constant attention. It’s includes all the features that made the iPad Air 2 so good, but in a more manageable body.
Overall rating: 4.5/5
The iPad mini 4 is a great little tablet that comes in at a price that reflects its quality and capabilities. It looks gorgeous, is a breeze to use and leaves little to be desired.
PROS: Gorgeous design, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, gold option, impressive performance, better cameras
CONS: Not quite as powerful as iPad Pro 9.7, no screen improvements, shorter battery life than predecessors
Overall rating: 4/5