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Apple silently announced its fourth-generation iPad mini 4 at its Sept. 9, 2015 keynote. The new 7.9-inch tablet computer was made offered on apple.com immediately after the event, meanings it is the very first new Apple item tech blogs have been able to test. Ars Technica was one of the very first to obtain their practical a design and also has verified that the iPad mini 4 is equipped with a 1.5 GHz Apple A8 with 2GB of RAM. This obviously makes the brand-new iPad mini much faster compared to its predecessors, however it disappoints matching the speed of the iPad Air 2 as well as its A8X chip.

Here’s what Ars Technica discovered after placing the iPad mini 4 via the Geekbench 3 benchmark test:

  • The iPad Air 2 is concerning 50 % faster than the iPad mini 4.
  • The iPad mini 4 is around 20 % faster compared to the iPad mini 2 as well as 3.
  • The added RAM enables the iPad mini 4 to run Split Sight discovered in iOS 9 and aids perform other jobs quicker such as changing between apps.

You can see a graph of iPad rate contrasts here.

The iPad mini 4 is available now on apple.com beginning at $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi design, and also $529 for the 16GB cellular design.