September 23, 2021

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Apple unveils new iPhone 13 range, redesigned iPad Mini

Apple has concluded its annual dance of September unveilings, this year introducing the enhanced-spec iPhone 13, its fancier Pro variant, plus various new iPad iterations including a long-awaited form factor update for iPad Mini. All of these play video games.

Starting with the iPad, there’s a modest upgrade for the entry level model, which receives Apple’s A13 Bionic processor – said to make this iPad 20% faster than the previous version – and a new 12-megapixel front-facing camera enabling support for the company’s Center Stage feature. This model – available in Space Grey and Silver, and compatible with the first-gen Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard – starts at £319 with 64GB of storage.

If you’re looking for a more dramatic upgrade, you can turn your attention to the new iPad Mini, which now sports a form factor more closely resembling the flat-edged iPad Air and Pro range. Its new 8.3″ Liquid Retina screen (up from 7.9″) features narrower bezels and 500 nits of brightness, while its new A15 Bionic chip promises 40% faster CPU performance and 80% faster GPU performance compared to the previous model.

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