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Apple iPad mini 4 (Wi-Fi/Cellular) 16, 32, 64, 128 GB* Specs

Identifers: iPad mini 4 (Wi-Fi + Cellular) - MK872LL/A* - A1550 - 2825* - iPad5,2

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Apple iPad mini 4The iPad mini 4 models -- casually described by Apple as a little iPad Air 2 -- pack similar, but not identical, internals in a smaller case.

Both iPad mini 4 models, this Cellular-equipped model and its Wi-Fi only brother, feature a 7.9" 2048x1536 (326 ppi) LED-backlit IPS touch-sensitive display with an antireflective coating, a dual core 1.5 GHz Apple A8 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of flash memory storage (32 GB option introduced, 16 GB and 64 GB options discontinued on September 7, 2016; 32 GB option discontinued March 21, 2017).

Other notable features include dual cameras -- a rear-mounted 8 megapixel "iSight" camera capable of shooting stills and 1080p video and a front-mounted 1.2 megapixel "FaceTime HD" camera capable of shooting stills and 720p video, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with HT80 with MIMO capability and Bluetooth 4.2, as well as dual microphones and speakers. Connectivity to computers, if desired, and power is provided by the Lightning port. Housing color options consist of silver with a white front, gold with a white front and a medium-toned "space" gray with a black front.

The battery life of this iPad mini 4 model is reportedly 10 hours "surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music" or nine hours surfing the web using cellular data capabilities.

This Wi-Fi/Cellular iPad mini 4 (A1550) has support for A-GPS, GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA, CDMA EV-DO, and perhaps most importantly LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, and 41. In the US, this single device is designed to run on the AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon networks and even ships with an "Apple SIM" that is designed to allow one to switch between AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile at will (but AT&T locks the Apple SIM upon activation with the carrier, defeating its purpose entirely, and Verizon does not participate in the Apple SIM altogether). In the UK, Apple also provides an Apple SIM. In other countries, a traditional carrier nano SIM can be used.

Also see:

  • What are all the differences between the iPad mini 4 models?
  • What are the major differences between the iPad mini 4 and the iPad mini 3 replaced?

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September 9, 2015* N/A*
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

*On September 7, 2016, Apple introduced a 32 GB option for US$529, cut the price of the 128 GB option to US$629 and discontinued the 16 GB and 64 GB options. On March 21, 2017, Apple cut the price of the 128 GB option to US$529 and discontinued the 32 GB option altogether.

Also see: All iPad models introduced in 2015.
1 (2 Cores) 2611
Details: Geekbench 2 provides 32-bit benchmarks for iOS models. This number is an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all Geekbench 2 user submissions for devices with the iPad5,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, please see EveryiPod.com's Ultimate iComparison.
N/A N/A
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPad5,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see Everyi.com's Ultimate iComparison.
1704 3096
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPad5,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see Everyi.com's Ultimate iComparison.
1.5 GHz* Apple A8
Details: *Apple officially reports that the iPad mini 4 models use an "Apple A8" processor with "64-bit architecture and [an] M8 motion coprocessor" with an unspecified clockspeed, but third-party software analysis has determined that it runs at around 1.5 GHz.

Also see: How fast is the iPad mini 4 compared to earlier iPad mini models? How fast is it compared to the iPad Air?
2 GB* 16, 32, 64, 128 GB*
Details: *Apple releases no official information regarding the amount of onboard RAM. However, software analysis has determined that the iPad mini 4 has 2 GB of RAM.
N/A* N/A*
Details: *Apple does not provide an official estimate for the number of songs, photos, and videos that any iPad can hold, instead opting for just gigabytes.
Sync & Charge (Lightning) None
Details: The iPad mini 4 does not offer a "disk mode" for file transfer.
USB Lightning, Headphone
Details: N/A
Tablet/Slate iPad mini 4
Details: N/A
Black or White* Multi-touch
Details: *The iPad mini 4 models are available with either a black glass front and a "Space" gray aluminum back, a white glass front and a silver colored aluminum back, or a white glass front and a gold colored aluminum back.
7.9" Color* 2048x1536 (326 ppi)
Details: *The iPad mini 4 models have a 7.9" IPS LED-backlit 2048 by 1536 "fully laminated" display (326 ppi) with an "oleophobic" (oil repellent) and antireflective coating. They also provide video mirroring and video out support up to 1080p using the "Lightning Digital AV Adapter" and the "Lightning to VGA Adapter."
802.11a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)* 4.2
Details: *All iPad mini 4 configurations support 802.11a/b/g/n/ac on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies (dual band) as well as HT80 with MIMO.
GSM/CDMA/LTE* 8 Megapixels**
Details: *This A1550 iPad mini 4 model supports cellular data connectivity via AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon in the US and a large number of other carriers around the world. Specifically, it supports UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DCHSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900 MHz), and LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41)

**The iPad mini 4 has dual cameras. The rear "iSight" camera has an 8 megapixel sensor and supports still photographs as well as HD video recording (1080p up to 30 FPS with audio as well as "slo-mo" 120 fps video). It has a f/2.4 aperture. The front mounted "FaceTime HD" camera, designed to be used for video conferencing in conjunction with Apple's provided FaceTime software over a Wi-Fi network, has a 1.2 megapixel sensor and takes videos up to 720p.
Lithium Polymer (19.1 Whr) 9-10 Hours*
Details: *Apple estimates that this iPad mini 4 provides "up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music" and 9 hours "surfing the web using [a] cellular data network."

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N/A N/A
Details: Apple does not report the standby time for the iPad mini 4.
MK872LL/A* iPad mini 4 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Details: *MK872LL/A refers to the 16 GB configuration in white/silver. 64 GB and 128 GB in white/silver are MK8A2LL/A and MK8E2LL/A, respectively. In white/gold, the order numbers are MK882LL/A, MK8C2LL/A, and MK8F2LL/A, for 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB, respectively. In black/gray, the order numbers are MK862LL/A, MK892LL/A, and MK8D2LL/A, for 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB of storage, respectively.

The 32 GB configurations introduced on September 7, 2016, in white/silver, white/gold, and black/space gray are MNWQ2LL/A, MNWR2LL/A, and MNWP2LL/A, respectively.
A1550 (EMC 2825*) iPad5,2
Details: The Model Number (external) is unique to this model.

*Please note that the EMC number is not externally listed on this device.

Also see: All iPhones with the A1550 Model Number, the 2825* EMC Number, and the iPad5,2 Model Identifier.
iOS 9.0 (13A340) Current
Details: This model is fully supported by the last version of iOS 9 as well as the current version of iOS 10 with the exception of the minor Raise to Wake and Ride-Booking features.

Also see: Which iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models support iOS 10? Do some models "partially" support iOS 10? Which ones?
8.0 x 5.3 x 0.24 0.67 lbs. (304 g)
Details: The iPad mini 4 (held vertically) is 8.0 inches tall, 5.3 inches wide, and 0.24 of an inch deep (203.2 mm x 134.8 mm x 6.1 mm).

This iPad mini 4 version equipped with Wi-Fi and cellular networking weighs 0.67 pounds (304 g).
OS X 10.7.5* Windows 7*
Details: *Apple reports that the iPad mini 4, if syncing with iTunes is desired, is compatible with a Mac running OS X 10.7.5 or later or a Windows PC running Windows 7 or later and iTunes 12.3 or later.
Apple reports that the iPad mini 4 models support "AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV."
N/A
Apple reports that the iPad mini 4 models support "H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 5.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format."
The iPad mini 4 models also include a Lightning to USB cable and USB power adapter.

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US$529, US$629, US$729* US$529**
Details: *Regardless of color, in the US, this iPad mini 4 model originally cost US$529, US$629, and US$729 equipped with 16 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of storage, respectively.

**On September 7, 2016, Apple introduced a 32 GB option for US$529, cut the price of the 128 GB option to US$629 and discontinued the 16 GB and 64 GB options. On March 21, 2017, Apple cut the price of the 128 GB option to US$529 and discontinued the 32 GB option.

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Global original prices for the iPad mini 4 (Wi-Fi/Cellular) in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region. Please note that prices with an asterisk (*) are bound by carrier contractual obligations.

For global original prices for all iPod, iPhone, and iPad models in one particular country on a single page, please refer to Everyi.com's Global Original Prices section.

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Original Prices - North & South America

C$579, C$689, C$799 R$4.299, R$4.999, R$5.699
MXN $9,699, $11,499, $13,299 US$529, US$629, US$729*

Original Prices - Europe

€509, €609, €709 €519, €619, €719
DKK 3,999, 4,799, 5,599 €529, €629, €729
€519, €625, €725 €509, €609, €709
€529, €629, €729 €519, €619, €719
€501,85, €598,54, €695,23 €519, €619, €719
NOK 4.990, 5.890, 6.790 €529, €639, €749
€509, €609, €709 SEK 5.095, 5.995, 6.895
CHF 579, 689, 799 £419, £499, £579

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 3,788, 4,488, 5,188 HK$4,088, HK$4,888, HK$5,688
Rs 38,900, 45,900, 52,900 Pending
¥56,800, ¥67,800, ¥78,800 KRW 640,000, 760,000, 880,000
RM 2,099, 2,499, 2,899 PHP 26,990, 31,990, 36,990
S$728, S$868, S$1008 NT$16,900, NT$19,900, NT$18,900
THB 17,900, 21,400, 24,900 Pending

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$729, A$859, A$989 NZ$849, NZ$999, NZ$1149


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