Apple’s New iPad Mini Is a Powerful Throwback

A tablet that looks like 2016 but plays like 2019

The new iPad Mini looks familiar, but under the hood, it’s a different beast. Photo: Lance Ulanoff

IIt’s been four years since Apple updated its iPad Mini, the pint-sized 7.9-inch tablet popular among children and professionals who need a screen large enough for work (or play) but small enough to slip into a coat pocket.