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Following the steps of the release of the new iPhone 13 lineup, the iPad family welcomes 2 new models which are the 2021 edition of the new iPad mini and iPad 10.2.

The 2021 iPad mini is taking the spotlight over the iPad 10.2 with better SoC and overall features 1

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Apple is taking a bold decision to prioritize the small tablet over the big boy due to the implementation of the A15 Bionic SoC for better performance and battery life, despite both the mini and 10.2 will be running iOS 15 that tailors the software side of things. One thing you may notice easily is the bezel which is quite the thick boy in addition to the removal of the Home button while the Touch ID has been moved to the top button for fingerprint verifications. To facilitate and transition of the iPad mini to better accommodate professional use cases, it now supports the 2nd generation Apple Pencil to enable mobile content creators to work on the go by enjoying the smooth and low latency input besides the magnetic attachment for wireless charging and pairing.

Another cool thing is the new iPad mini finally adopts the USB-C port at 5Gbps speed which also supports DisplayPort output which means you can connect external storage and monitors and the best thing – seamlessly integrated into your workstation hubs and whatnot. That’s what I call good usability.

  • 8.3-inch Liquid Retina IPS LCD Display
    • 1488 x 2266 Resolution
  • Apple A15 Bionic Chipset
  • Up to 256GB Storage
  • Single 12MP f/1.8 with AF Rear Camera
  • 12MP Selfie Camera
  • TBA Battery Capacity (Up to 10 Hours)
  • Space Gray, Pink, Purple, Starlight colors

iPad 10.2 2021

Apple iPad 10.2 2021

Meanwhile, the iPad 10.2 is positioned as the accessible and budget option for more people to start adopting the iPad OS, and the Apple ecosystem starting just shy of RM1,500. This may be the go-to option for some of the dedicated iPad gamers that just want a responsive touch screen with the “latest” Apple software tech and nothing more or just a “be all, do all” device for a family with incredible value. Oh, the TrueTone automatic color temperature adjustment function and the Centre Stage experience via the 12MP camera that was previously available only in the iPad Pro, also debuts in this machine, according to Apple.

  • 10.2-inch Retina IPS LCD Display
    • 1620 x 2160 Resolution
  • Apple A13 Bionic Chipset
  • Up to 256GB Storage
  • Single 8MP f/2.4 Rear Camera
  • 12MP Selfie Camera
  • TBA Battery Capacity (Up to 10 Hours)
  • Silver, Space Gray colors

Malaysia Price and Availability

Apple Malaysia will soon open preorders for both the 2021 iPad mini and iPad 10.2 at the following price while the 2nd Generation Apple Pencil will carry the price tag of RM549 with the Smart Folio for iPad mini fixed at RM269 with available colors of Black, White, Dark Cherry, English Lavender, and Electric Orange.

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