iPad Mini (5th generation)
|Also known as||iPad Mini 5|
|Product family||iPad Mini|
|Release date||March 18, 2019|
|Introductory price||$399 USD|
|Discontinued||September 14, 2021|
|Operating system||Original: iOS 12.2|
Current: iPadOS 15.2.1, released January 12, 2022
|System on a chip||Apple A12 Bionic with 64-bit architecture and Apple M12 motion co-processor|
|CPU||2.49 GHz Hexa-core (2 × high performance Vortex + 4 × high efficiency Tempest)|
|Memory||3 GB LPDDR4X RAM|
|Storage||64 or 256 GB flash memory|
|Display||7.9 inches (200 mm) 2048×1536 px (326 ppi) IPS LCD 500-nits Max Brightness, Wide-Color Display (P3), True Tone Display, Fully Laminated Display, 1.8% Reflectivity and Apple Pencil (1st Generation) Support with a 4:3 aspect ratio and antireflective coating|
|Sound||Stereo (both at bottom)|
|Input||Multi-touch screen, headset controls, M12 motion co-processor, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, dual microphone, Touch ID fingerprint reader, barometer|
|Camera||Front: 7 MP, 1080p |
Back: 8 MP, 1080p
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|Power||3.82 V 19.32 W·h (5124 mA·h)|
|Online services||App Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore, iCloud, Game Center|
|Dimensions||Height: 203.2 mm (8.00 in)|
Width: 134.8 mm (5.31 in)
Depth: 6.1 mm (0.24 in)
|Mass||Wi-Fi: 300.5 g (0.662 lb)|
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 308.2 g (0.679 lb)
|Predecessor||iPad Mini 4|
|Successor||iPad Mini (6th generation)|
|Related articles||iPad Air (3rd generation)|
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The fifth-generation iPad Mini (stylized and marketed as iPad mini and colloquially referred to as iPad Mini 5) is a tablet computer in the iPad Mini line, designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. Announced in a press release along with the third-generation iPad Air on March 18, 2019, it was the first iPad Mini that was released without a live press event. Its predecessor, the iPad Mini 4, was discontinued on the same day.
It shares a similar design to the iPad Mini 4 and features the Apple A12 Bionic chip, 64 or 256GB storage, a more modernly upgraded 7.9-inch Retina Display with support for Apple Pencil (1st Generation), True Tone display and Bluetooth 5.0. iFixit's teardown shows this iPad Mini is equipped with an upgraded 3GB of LPDDR4X RAM, the same as the iPhone XR. The iPad Mini 5 is the final model with a home button, which has been present on all models since the original in November 2012.
The iPad Mini 5 was discontinued on September 14, 2021, with the announcement of the iPad Mini (6th generation).
The iPad Mini (2019) features the upgraded front camera system of the 7MP (1080p) camera used since 2016 starting with the iPhone 7 and continued with the iPhone XS, while the rear camera system continues with the older 8MP (1080p) used since the iPad Air 2 in 2014, so it cannot record in 4K. The iPad Mini uses a Lightning port and has a headphone jack. It has a True Tone display, which allows the LCD to adapt to ambient lighting to change its color and intensity in different environments. It also has a wide color display (Display P3 color gamut), which means it can shows more vibrant color compared to the previous generation.
The Apple A12 Bionic chip powering the iPad Mini (2019) has a 66% higher clock speed than its predecessor, which had a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor; (the Apple A8 in the previous generation was clocked higher than in the iPhone 6). The Apple A12 Bionic chip has a 2.49 GHz six-core processor. The iPad Mini (2019) is 3 × faster than the iPad Mini 4, and supports Apple Pencil (1st Generation).
The Verge rated the Mini 5 as a 8.5 out of 10, praising that it has the same specs as the larger iPad Air and had solid performance while noting that it had a "seven-year-old exterior design with huge bezels" and uses a Lightning port instead of USB-C.
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