Apple iPad mini (2021) review: Proud to be a tablet

We've been using the new iPad mini (6th Gen) to find out whether this is the smaller-scale iPad to get. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
A completely redesigned form-factor, the 2021 iPad mini features a TouchID sensor in the power button, and much smaller bezel around the screen. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Connectivity is top of the agenda for the iPad mini. It's got 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and (new for the series) a USB-C charging and connection port. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The rear features a fairly standard 12-megapixel camera, but the new front camera adds Center Stage support - which 'follows you' for video calling. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The new iPad mini supports the 2nd Gen Apple Pencil. It snaps onto the side of the table to charge. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The new design makes the iPad mini smaller than a popular paper notebook, so is ideal for those looking for something more manageable than the bigger iPads. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Connect an Xbox controller and the device becomes a great little gaming companion for when you're on the go. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
This little tablet - certainly not laptop replacement - is ideal for those who want something that will easily slip into a bag. It's a great series update. (image credit: Pocket-lint)