The new version of iPadOS installs and works not only on iPad Pro. Apple has other tablets, many of which are compatible with iPadOS 15. Starting with iPad Air 2nd generation, iPad 5th generation, and iPad mini 4. Full access to iPadOS 15 will have only for tablets with Apple A12 Bionic or something even more modern inside. The first beta version for developers is tailored for the M1 iPad Pro. They say that with tasks of increased labor intensity, the iPad Air 3 and iPad mini 5 cope with a weak C grade. Due to numerous bugs and shortcomings. Beta versions are released specifically to identify them. But Air and mini are not obliged to cope with it, they have a different purpose – and they are all right with it.
In the Apple lineup (in the golden cage of its ecosystem), phablets do not threaten the iPad mini. The largest iPhone (iPhone 12 Pro Max) has a diagonal screen size of 6.7 inches, or 17.02 cm. The iPad mini is 7.9 inches, 20.07 cm. The three centimeters difference is not that great, but it matters. IPad mini has a more mature operating system, which is also important. And all the innovations of iPadOS 15 are available to him, in it – Apple A12 Bionic. It is lightweight, compact and fits in your pocket.
It’s almost like a big smartphone, but thanks to iPadOS 15, it’s not just a content consumer. It is the world’s most portable tool for creating it. On iPad mini, you can edit photos in Pixelmator, draw, draw, design. It has the same intuitive and fairly adequate multitasking. application Files the mini is exactly the same as the 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro. It is not accepted to create content on the iPhone, and iOS is not optimized for this. The existence of mini makes sense. It (iPad mini 5) was very good from the start, but iPadOS 15 turns it into something with something. Try it, you won’t regret it.
Why do you need an iPad mini?
Apple has a weird relationship with the iPad mini. Sometimes it seems like Apple is shy about him. That it has some kind of curse or seal of sin on it. By releasing it, Apple violated one of Steve Jobs’ precepts. Steve had no idea how a person’s fingers would have to be to be able to use a 7-inch tablet. In the early 2010s, 7-inch tablets were very popular, with demand threatened by iPads, and Tim and the company decided to strike back at the competition. In 2012, the iPad came out with a screen diagonal of 7.9 inches (20.07 cm). From 2012 to 2015, new iPad mini were released annually.
Globally, the demand for small tablets has been falling. They were being supplanted by phablets called “shovels,” and while the iPad mini did not have a problem with this, someone at Apple was concerned about this trend.
The mystery of iPad mini 3 haunts me.
But even that didn’t kill the demand for small iPads. It made me doubt them, they bought less, but despite someone’s administrative efforts, mini survived. In 2015, iPad mini 3, as it should have been, came out under the name iPad mini 4. And that was the end of their story. The developers were invited to other teams, someone just left. By the way, iPad mini 4 is compatible with iPadOS 15, though I’m not sure if they will be good together. In March 2019, when the iPad mini was already “buried”, and even rumors about its imminent release were not believed, the iPad mini (simply, without any numbers or letters) of the fifth generation was released. IPad mini sales immediately jumped 15 times. There is no demand, right?
What the iPad mini 5 is missing
Updates. The third-generation iPad Air, which was released alongside the iPad mini 5 in 2019, seems to have been updated in 2020. It turned out to be an insanely good iPad Air, devouring 11-inch iPad Pro sales with a crunch. They say all sorts of things about Steve, but about the fear of cannibalism of some of the company’s products by others, he said something quite different from what is commonly believed.
iPad mini, in order for it to take its rightful place in the ecosystem of its native company, lacks compatible complexes from the keyboard and trackpad. They are badly needed. And the Smart Connector or something new like it. And Thunderbolt / USB-C support. And a more powerful chip would not hurt him. And a larger screen – while maintaining its current size.
What will be the iPad mini 6
Some time before the presentation of the M1 iPad Pro, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) authorized a large list of tablets. Only model numbers are listed. The list included model numbers that became the iPad Pro M1 model numbers, but some of the numbers are still not used by Apple. Getting permission to sell a tablet is one of the last steps before it goes to market. The product is designed, licked and successfully passed all tests. It is ready for sale.
At the end of last year and March-April of this, there were persistent rumors about the new iPad mini. With a display on the entire front surface, with Touch ID built into one of the buttons on the edge of its case (like the iPad Air 4), with thinner bezels around the screen. Because of this, the size of the iPad mini display diagonally had to increase to 8.5-9.0 inches. Up to 8.7 inches, judging by one of the leaks allegedly from testers. Now he is expected in the fall.
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