Apple has done a fine job pretty much since day one of demonstrating that the iPad is something you can use to create with, rather than merely consume. Apps such as Ulysses Procreate.Affinity Desigher and Korg Gadget subsequently obliterated any nation that it was merely for watching videos and playing the odd game. The iPad Mini, though, remained in that lesser role - mainly because of its diminutive stature. Has that changed with the latest iteration? At first glance, possibly not. After all, it 's no revolution in industrial design. The new iPad Mini echoes its predecessor, using a frame that looked old-hat years ago. The chunky bezels dominate a little too much, especially with a white frame. Next to an iPad Pro, it looks positively archaic. The Mini remains rooted in the past in other areas too. You get Touch ID rather than Face I D. There 's Pencil compatibility (yay!), but only with the first -gen model that you have to comically plug into the Lightning port to charge (boo!). And, as you may have noticed from that previous sentence, this iPad still rocks Apple's own charging connector rather than USB-C. On the plus side, Apple's famous swig of 'courage' has yet to make it to this model. In other words, the Mini still has a headphone port. Double yay!1.Small screen
It’s under the skin-or actually in the skin itself –where the new Mini impresses most. The display lacks ProMotion from the priciest iPads, but gains Ture Tone and is now laminated. This improves usability and ensures it won’t become a mirror in bright light.2.Small print
A screen resolution of 326ppi beats even the iPad Pro’s 264ppi, So things are smaller but sharper. It works very well for prose books, is reasonable for comics and telly, and is great for skerches with the likes of Procreate if you’ve an Apple Pencil handy3. Small business
The powerful A12 chip-yes, the same one used in Apple ‘s considerably pricier high –end iPhones, and up from the relatively weedy A8 in the previous iPad Mini-ably deals with anything you throw at it: games, video, high-end creative apps.3. Small business
The powerful A12 chip-yes, the same one used in Apple ‘s considerably pricier high –end iPhones, and up from the relatively weedy A8 in the previous iPad Mini-ably deals with anything you throw at it: games, video, high-end creative apps.4. Small arms
What good is power if you don’t have the memory? With 3GB of RAM stuffed inside, you won’t be limited by this tiny table’s raw power. In an industry where most small tables tend to be barely capable of running Netflix, the new Mini is aiming a lot higher.5. Small talk
Shortcomings? They’re mostly noticeable if you’ve spent time with the iPad Pro. The speakers are easy to muffle and the cameras are merely adequate…although the rear one is flush with the device, so the Mini doesn’t wobble when on a table.