Most of the new features include the hardware and displays that now support the apple pencil, although the first generation one. With the arrival of the new ipad air, apple filled the void that was between the ipad 2018 (here the review ), announced last year, and the ipad pro (here the review ). With the ipad mini, on the other hand, apple also wanted to please those who still prefer a small tablet, comfortable to be oare with one hand.
A tablet almost forgotten, although it was highly appreciated, that it did not receive any kind of update since 2015 . Ipad air weighs 464 grams in cellular version (456 grams only Wi-Fi) and its size is 250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1mm. Ipad mini, instead, weighs little more than 300 grams and its size is 203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1mm.
I have to tell the truth, in these test days I really enjoyed the portability of the mini. Ipad air of third generation has immediately been presented as a depotential variant of the pro model from 10.5″ of 2017 (here the review ) , and also the teardown of ifixit has confirmed its macroscopic similarities. Except for some changes, ipad mini has been in practice the same for almost 7 years.
A design that on the mini in particular, makes the weight of the years feel more. On the new ipad air there is also the smart connector to be able to use a smart keyboard (that of ipad pro 10.5) and this could be an additional reason of choice compared to an ipad 2018, especially if your need is to have a physical keyboard. Apple a12 bionic and 3gb ramboth on ipad air and on ipad mini there is the apple a12 bionic with coprocessor m12, the same that we find on the last iphone xs and iphone xr.
Both have 3gb of ram, more than enough according to me on ipad, and two integrated memory cuts not expandable: 64gb and 256gb.