Apple has officially launched the new iPad Mini 6 2021 model during the Apple Event held on Sep 14th. The new Apple iPad Mini 2021 will be available to pre-order in the US online from Amazon US and other retailers starting today Sep 14 and will ship to customers on Sep 24th. You can buy this in 4 different color options – Space Gray, Pink, Purple and Starlight.
Pre-order Apple iPad Mini 6 2021 via Amazon US from here.
2021 Apple 10.2-inch iPad 9th Generation powered by A13 Bionic chip is also available to pre-order at a launch price of $329.
The new iPad Mini 2021 model is powered by the latest Apple chip – A15 Bionic which has a 6-core CPU and 5-core GPU, along with 16-core Neural Engine. The older gen A14 Bionic still outperforms almost all other chips made by Apple’s competitors. So the newer A15 would be still very fast and powerful for years to come when you compare the competition.
The 2021 iPad Mini 6 features an 8.3-inch 2266×1488 pixel resolution IPS screen with a True Tone display. The max brightness supported by this panel is 500 nits. This model supports 2nd generation Apple Pencil.
Apple has powered this new iPad with a 19.3Whr lithium-polymer battery which offers up to 10 hours of surﬁng the web on Wi‑Fi or watching video. Unlike the new Apple iPhone 13 series, iPad Mini comes with a USB Type-C port ( USB 3.1 Gen 1 , supports DisplayPort ).
Apple iPad Mini 6 2021 model Full Specs and Features
Processor / Chipset: Apple A15 Bionic chip ( 6 cores CPU / 5 core GPU / 16-core Neural Engine )
Display features: 8.3-inch LED-backlit Multi-Touch display ( IPS / 2266×1488 pixels resolution / True Tone Display / P3 wide color display / 326 PPI / 500nits / anti-glare / Apple Pencil Gen 2 support )
Storage options: 64GB / 256GB
Operating system: iPadOS 15
Wireless: 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, 5G NR ( optional ), Built‑in GPS/GNSS ( on WiFi + Cellular models ), iBeacon microlocation
Amazon has Apple M1 chip Macbook Pro models available for Discounted prices online.
The 8GB ram 256GB Macbook Pro 13 202o Model can be bought for an offer price of $1,099 and the 8GB ram 512GB model has a Deal price of$1,299.99. This $200 Discount is currently not available on US Apple Store online.
The launch selling price for these models are $1,299 and $1,499 in the US.
2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip is also available for a Discounted price – $949( 8GB/256GB – $50 OFF ) $1,149 ( 8GB/512GB – $100 OFF ).
These 2020 models are powered by Apple’s own M1 chip and offer better overall performance than higher-priced Intel-based Macbook Pros. These are ARM-based laptops and Apple uses build-in software to convert apps to work on this architecture properly.
Specs and Features
Processor: Apple M1 chip ( 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores / 8-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine )
Memory: 8GB ram ( unified memory )
Storage: 256GB / 512GB SSD storage
Display: 13.3 inch 2560 by 1600 pixels Retina display ( True Tone support / Wide color P3 / 400nits brightness )
Keyboard: Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch ID sensor
Audio: Stereo speakers with high dynamic range, 3.5 mm headphone jack
Webcam: 720p FaceTime HD camera
Wireless: WiFi 6 network support, Bluetooth 5.0
USB Ports: 2x Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
Battery capacity: 58.2Whr
Battery life: Up to 17 hours wireless web
Power supply: 61W USB-C Power Adapter
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What’s new? The 4th Gen iPad Pro models were powered by the Apple A12Z Bionic chipset which performance-wise was inferior to the Apple iPad Air launched last year with the A14 Bionic chip. The 2021 iPad Pro models however zoom past all of these models thanks to the mighty Apple M1 silicon inside. The recently launched Macbook Air and Pro models also feature the same chip.
Launch Price The 11 inch iPad Pro 2021 3rd Gen model has a launch price of $799 in the US for the base model ( 128GB ). The WiFi + Cellular model can be bought for $999 as well.
The 12.9 inch iPad Pro 2021 5th Gen model has a launch price of $1099 for the base model. The WiFi + Cellular model has a price tag of $1299.
You can buy these models with more storage options – 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB. The 128GB, 256GB and 512GB model comes with 8GB of ram while the 1TB and 2TB models have 16GB of ram.
Specs and Features The 11-inch model features a 2388×1668 pixels Liquid Retina display with a max brightness of 600nits supported. It has features like True Tone display, ProMotion technology, Wide colour display (P3), Anti-reflective coating etc.
The more expensive 12.9-inch model features a 2732×2048 pixels Liquid Retina XDR display which can go up to 1600 nits peak brightness ( HDR mode ). This one has a Mini-LED display featuring a 2D backlighting system with 2596 full‑array local dimming zones.
The 11-inch model is powered with a 28.65Wh battery which offers up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi or watching videos. The 12.9 Pro model has a bigger battery at 40.88Wh and offers the same battery usage.
Apple has launched AirTag ( MX542AM/A ) in the US during the Spring Event 2021 couple of days ago. This is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. You can buy 1x Apple AirTag for a price of $29.00 or a pack of 4 for $99.00.
What is Apple AirTag? It is an iPhone accessory that provides a private and secure way to easily locate the items it is tagged with, for eg your bag, your keys, etc. This is part of Apple’s Find My ecosystem. You can use the Find My App on the iPhone to locate the misplaced AirTag. Apple has powered this with an Apple-designed U1 chip and uses Ultra-Wideband technology to locate the tag.
AirTag is IP67 water and dust-resistant. It has a built-in speaker that plays sounds to help locate AirTag. After prolonged use, you can remove the back cover and replace the battery with a new one.
To connect the AirTag to the iPhone, all you have to do is bring it close to the iPhone, and it will magically connect as you do with your Airpods. Apple is also launching many AirTag accessories to go with it like the Polyurethane Loop, Leather Loop, Leather Key Ring etc
If you in case lost your AirTag, you can put it into Lost Mode and be notified when it is in range or has been located by Apple’s Find My network. If you stumble upon a lost Airtag, you can use your iPhone to get the contact phone number of the original owner ( ie if they have provided one ).
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Kensington has launched StudioDock for iPad Pro 12.9 and 11 online in the US. It is now in stock and available to pre-order online from Amazon US. Kensington StudioDock for iPad Pro 12.9″ (K34030WW) has a launch price of $369.99 and Kensington StudioDock for iPad Pro 11″ and iPad Air 11″ (K34031WW) has a price tag of $349.99. Check out the current lowest prices here. ( #paidlink )
Kensington StudioDock, as the name suggests lets you dock your Apple iPad Tablets for better productivity and ease of use. You can Magnetically attach and detach your iPad Pro / iPad Air in either Landscape or Portrait mode. While docked, it can charge the iPad at rapid charging speeds of 37.5W via USB Type C which is faster than the regular Apple Charger you get in the box.
You also get Qi wireless charging space for your iPhone ( up to 7.5W ) as well as for your Airpods ( up to 5W ). Kensington is also planning to launch a variant with charging support for Apple Watch ( K34032WW – launching in Mid 2021 ).
You can connect your iPad to an external monitor using this dock thanks to the 4K HDMI 2.0 video output support build into this. It also comes with an SD card reader ( supports UHS-II SD 4.0 ) that lets you connect your sdcards easily on to the iPad without needing adapters or dongles.
Kensington has equipped this with four USB ports. It has a single USB Type-C port that supports 5V/3A & 9V/2A charging. You also get 3x USB 3.0 ports. There is a 3.5mm audio jack as well as a Gigabit Ethernet jack for more connectivity options.
Kensington K34030WW Compatibility: USB-C iPad Pro 12.9″ (2018 or later) Kensington K34031WW Compatability: USB-C iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018+) or 11-inch (2018+) or iPad Air (2020+)
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Apple MacBook Pro 13 and Macbook Air 13 models with Apple M1 Chip are now in stock online on Amazon US. The 8GB ram 256GB SSD Macbook Pro M1 variant has a launch list price of $1,299.99 ( Feb 2021 Lowest Price: $1,219 ) and the 8GB ram 512GB SSD variant sells for $1,499.99 ( Feb 2021 Lowest Price: $1,429.99 ) . These new Apple M1 based Macbook Pro laptops are available in 2 color options- Space Grey and Silver.
Apple Macbook Air 2020 with an M1 chip is currently selling for $993.96 on Amazon US. This model is available in Silver, Space Grey, and Gold colors.
These new Apple Macbook 13 models are powered by Apple’s own M1 chip instead of Intel Core i5 / i7 processors. This is an ARM-based chip offering great performance and battery life over Intel’s current line-up.
Apple M1 chip features an 8-core CPU and an 8-core GPU. It also has a 16-core Neural Engine for AI-related tasks. Out of the 8 cores, 4 of them are performance-cores while the rest are power-efficient cores giving the user the best of both worlds. If you take Geekbench benchmarks scores, the Apple M1 chip beats everything out there in the market.
Since this is an ARM based chipset, you can run Apple iPhone and iPad apps natively without hiccups. Apple boasts around 20 hours of battery usage on the Macbook Pro and around 17 hours with the Macbook Air, which are insane numbers to have on a portable latpop.
Macbook Pro with Apple M1 Chip Specs
13.3-inch display ( LED-backlit / IPS / 2560×1600 resolutuion / 227PPI / 500nits / Wide color P3 support / True Tone Technology )
Apple M1 chip ( 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores / 8-core GPU / 16-core Neural Engine )
8GB ram ( unified memory )
256GB SSD / 512GB SSD
Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports ( Supports DisplayPort / Charging / Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s) / USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s) )
3.5mm Headphone jack
Backlit Magic Keyboard
Touch ID sensor
Ambient light sensor
802.11ax Wi-Fi 6
720p FaceTime HD camera
External display support – One external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz
Native DisplayPort output over USB-C
Studio-quality three-mic array with directional beamforming
macOS Big Sur
Up to 17 hours wireless web / Up to 20 hours media playback