In years past, the iPad Mini has always fit into a strange nook in Apple’s iPad lineup. It didn’t feature the most powerful processor, it didn’t support the latest accessories, and it took design cues from Apple devices that were already several years old. The only truly unique selling point was its size.
With the release of the 2021 sixth generation iPad Mini, Apple has flipped the script. It keeps the same small footprint, but packs some features that are only found on the high-end iPad Pro models.