iPad mini 6 in 2023

Francesco Pretelli
3 min readMar 26
Photo by James Yarema on Unsplash

After more than a year with the iPad mini, here is what I like, what I don’t and what I wish for the next version:

What is good:

  • Form factor — very light, easy to carry around
  • Great for media consumption
  • Great for browsing and general internet usage
  • Great for gaming (but still limited by iPadOS)

Specifically, for gaming :

  • Perfect with PS Remote play
  • Very good with Gamepass (but a dedicated app would be better)
  • Limited emulation (because of Apple. There are workarounds with AltStore or Developer account but it’s not simple)
  • Some nice native games

What I don’t like:

  • TouchID on the side (almost never works)
  • iPadOS limits and optimization (wasted space, WebKit only browsers, no sideloading, etc.)

What I wish for next version:

  • Promotion screen
  • FaceID
  • Smaller bazels, like the iPad Pro
  • More ram
  • Front camera on the side, like the new iPad

ChatGPT review

The iPad Mini has been a favorite among users who are looking for a portable and lightweight tablet. With its small form factor, it’s easy to take it anywhere and use it for browsing, media consumption, and gaming. After more than a year with the iPad Mini, here is a review of what I like, what I don’t like, and what I hope for in the next version.

What is good
The form factor of the iPad Mini is undoubtedly one of its best features. It’s small and light, making it easy to carry around and use for extended periods. This makes it perfect for users who are always on the go, such as students or professionals who need a device to take to meetings or classes.

The iPad Mini is also great for media consumption. The small screen size is perfect for watching videos and movies, and the device’s stereo speakers provide an excellent audio experience. It’s also ideal for browsing the internet, and the touch screen makes navigation a…

Francesco Pretelli

Engineering Manager - Tokyo. I write about everything, from tech to daily stuff.