Is there much of a difference between the latest iPad Mini and iPad Air models? This is a big question if you are torn between the two and can’t make a decision on what to buy. The good news is, you can’t really go wrong with either of them.
It might sound like we’re sitting on the fence here, but with both tablets being powered by the A12 Bionic processor, and both having support for the original Apple Pencil, it’s clear that the two devices compare favourably against each other. Of course, there are noticeable differences between the two. Let’s have a closer look.
The iPad Air has an ultra-thin 10.5-inch design, compared to the Mini’s 7.9-inch display. The iPad Air is a huge step up in performance on its predecessors. It delivers a 70 percent boost in that department, plus twice the graphics capability. Meanwhile, the advanced Retina display with True Tone technology is nearly 20 percent larger with over half a million more pixels.
The advancements in the iPad Mini are just as impressive. Three times the performance and nine times faster graphics. Combine this performance leap with an advanced Retina display with True Tone technology and wide colour support that’s 25 % brighter. On top of all that, it has the highest pixel density of any iPad.
Your final choice might be based on display size or portability, but in performance terms, and that includes battery life, there’s little that splits the iPad Mini and iPad Air. Any iPad will be a top performer anyway, so whether you choose a Mini or an Air, you’ll be totally happy with your decision.