New iPad Mini Begins Shipping to Customers

Apple's sixth-generation iPad mini will launch on Friday. Customers around the globe have already started receiving the device before that date. You can track your iPad mini preorder shipping status and share it with other MacRumors members.

The iPad mini is basically an iPad Air mini. Both devices share many features including slimmer bezels and a USB-C port. Touch ID power buttons, a Touch ID button, a Touch ID power switch, a 12-megapixel rear wide camera, and compatibility to the second-generation Apple Pencil. The iPad mini goes beyond the iPad Air by including Apple's A15 Bionic chip and 5G on cellular models. It also features an upgraded front camera that supports Center Stage support.

The new iPad mini comes with an 8.3-inch larger display and 64GB or256GB storage. There are also four color options, including Space Gray and Starlight. The price starts at $499 in America.

On Wednesday, the first iPad mini unboxing videos were posted and reviews were shared. Initial impressions were generally positive.

An iPad mini ordered online by Apple today won't likely arrive at your door until October or November. However, Apple Stores will have limited availability starting Friday.