iPad Mini (5th generation)
Also known asiPad Mini 5
DeveloperApple Inc.
Product familyiPad Mini
TypeTablet computer
Release dateMarch 18, 2019; 5 years ago (2019-03-18)
Introductory price$399 USD
£399 GBP
$569 AUD
$529 CAD
€459 EUR
DiscontinuedSeptember 14, 2021; 2 years ago (2021-09-14)
Operating systemOriginal: iOS 12.2
Current: iPadOS 17.5.1, released May 20, 2024[1]
System on a chipApple A12 Bionic with 64-bit architecture and Apple M12 motion co-processor
CPU2.49 GHz Hexa-core (2 × high performance Vortex + 4 × high efficiency Tempest)
Storage64 or 256 GB flash memory
Display7.9 inches (200 mm) 2048×1536 px (326 ppi) IPS LCD 500-nits Max Brightness, Wide-Color Display (P3), True Tone Display, Fully Laminated Display, 1.8% Reflectivity and Apple Pencil (1st Generation) Support with a 4:3 aspect ratio and antireflective coating
SoundStereo (both at bottom)
InputMulti-touch screen, headset controls[broken anchor], M12 motion co-processor, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, dual microphone, Touch ID fingerprint reader, barometer
CameraFront: 7 MP, 1080p
Back: 8 MP, 1080p
Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular:
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz and MIMO

Bluetooth 5.0

Wi-Fi + Cellular:
850, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Multiple bands
A2124: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, and TD-LTE 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

A2126: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66, 71 and TD-LTE 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)

Power3.82 V 19.32 W·h (5124 mA·h)
Online servicesApp Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore, iCloud, Game Center
DimensionsHeight: 203.2 mm (8.00 in)
Width: 134.8 mm (5.31 in)
Depth: 6.1 mm (0.24 in)
MassWi-Fi: 300.5 g (0.662 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 308.2 g (0.679 lb)
PredecessoriPad Mini 4
SuccessoriPad Mini (6th generation)
RelatediPad Air (3rd generation)
iPad (8th generation)
WebsiteiPad mini - Apple at the Wayback Machine (archived September 13, 2021)

The fifth-generation iPad Mini (stylized and marketed as iPad mini[2] and colloquially referred to as iPad Mini 5[3]) is a tablet computer in the iPad Mini line, designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. Announced in a press release along with the third-generation iPad Air on March 18, 2019 and released the same day.[4] Its predecessor, the iPad Mini 4, was discontinued on the same day.[5]

It shares a similar design to the iPad Mini 4 and features the Apple A12 Bionic chip, 64 or 256GB storage, a more modernly upgraded 7.9-inch Retina Display with support for Apple Pencil (1st Generation), True Tone display and Bluetooth 5.0. iFixit's teardown shows this iPad Mini is equipped with an upgraded 3GB of LPDDR4X RAM, the same as the iPhone XR.[6]

The iPad Mini 5 was discontinued on September 14, 2021, with the announcement of the iPad Mini (6th generation).





The dimensions of the fifth-generation iPad Mini are nearly identical to the iPad Mini 4.

Available in three color options (including Silver, Space Gray and Gold), the gold color option of the fifth-generation iPad Mini is now updated introduced with the iPhone 8.

It features the upgraded front camera system of the 7MP (1080p) camera used since 2016 starting with the iPhone 7 and continued with the iPhone XS, while the rear camera system continues with the older 8MP (1080p) used since the iPad Air 2 in 2014, as such, it cannot be recorded in 4K video.[7] The iPad Mini uses a Lightning port and has a headphone jack. It has a True Tone display, which allows the LCD to adapt to ambient lighting to change its color and intensity in different environments. It also has a wide color display (Display P3 color gamut), which means it can shows more vibrant color compared to the previous generation.[8] The iPad Mini 5 includes a Touch ID home button.

The Apple A12 Bionic chip powering the fifth-generation iPad Mini has a 66% higher clock speed than its predecessor, which had a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor; (the Apple A8 in the previous generation was clocked higher than in the iPhone 6). The Apple A12 Bionic chip has a 2.49 GHz six-core processor.[9] The fifth-generation iPad Mini is 3 × faster than the iPad Mini 4, and supports Apple Pencil (1st Generation).



The Verge rated the Mini 5 as a 8.5 out of 10, praising that it has the same specs as the larger iPad Air and had solid performance while noting that it had a "seven-year-old exterior design with huge bezels" and uses a Lightning port instead of USB-C.[10]


Timeline of iPad models
iPad Pro (7th generation)iPad Pro (6th generation)iPad Pro (5th generation)iPad Pro (4th generation)iPad Pro (3rd generation)iPad Pro (2nd generation)iPad Pro (1st generation)iPad Pro (7th generation)iPad Pro (6th generation)iPad Pro (5th generation)iPad Pro (4th generation)iPad Pro (3rd generation)iPad Pro (2nd generation)iPad Pro (1st generation)iPad Air (6th generation)iPad Air (5th generation)iPad Air (4th generation)iPad Air (3rd generation)iPad Air 2iPad Mini (6th generation)iPad Mini (5th generation)iPad Mini 4iPad Mini 3iPad Mini 2iPad Mini (1st generation)iPad Air (1st generation)iPad (10th generation)iPad (4th generation)iPad (4th generation)iPad (3rd generation)iPad (9th generation)iPad (8th generation)iPad (7th generation)iPad (6th generation)iPad (5th generation)iPad 2iPad (1st generation)

Source: Apple Newsroom Archive.[11]


  1. ^ "About iPadOS 17 Updates". Apple Support. iPadOS 17.5.1.
  2. ^ "iPad mini". Apple Inc.
  3. ^ Clover, Juli (March 29, 2019). "Hands-On With Apple's New iPad Air 3 and iPad Mini 5". MacRumors. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "All-new iPad Air and iPad mini deliver dramatic power and capability". Apple, Inc. 2019-03-18. Archived from the original on 2019-03-19. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  5. ^ "iPad". Apple. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  6. ^ "iPad Mini 5 Teardown". iFixit. 2019-04-02. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  7. ^ "iPad mini - Technical Specifications". Apple. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  8. ^ Seifert, Dan (March 21, 2016). "New iPad Pro announced: $599, 9.7-inch display, weighs less than one pound". The Verge. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  9. ^ "iPhone XS Benchmarks - Geekbench Browser". Geekbench. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  10. ^ "iPad mini 2019 review: the best small tablet". The Verge. March 21, 2019.
  11. ^ Apple Inc. (2010–2011). iPad News – Newsroom Archive. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
Preceded byiPad Mini 4 iPad Mini (5th generation) 2019 Succeeded byiPad Mini (6th generation)