iPad mini 4 unboxing and hands-on

The iPad mini 4 brings the Apple A8 processor, a fully laminated display, fast internet connectivity, an 8mp iSight camera, and 2 GB of RAM—enough to run Split View multi-app multitasking. But first we need to get it out of the box!

Crack it open and you find the iPad mini 4 itself, the lightning cable, the AC adapter, the info booklet, and... that's pretty much it. Headphones are still a separate purchase and everything else you might need has long since gone digital.

Other than that, it really is a tiny iPad Air 2 in almost every way, especially with the new fused display and higher color gamut. I'll be following up with a full review soon but if you're trying to decide whether to buy now, now, now, here's a first look at the hardware!

If you've got any questions you'd like answered, leave a comment below!

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.