Is the iPad mini 6 the ultimate mobile gaming device? I believe it is. – iMore

December 11, 2021 by No Comments

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I’ve been a mobile gaming fan since I got the original Game Boy in the mid-90s. The ability to play games anywhere — or as long as those four AA batteries had juice — was a game-changer for me as a young kid and the industry as a whole. Of course, fast forward to 2021, and mobile gaming has primarily been taken over by phones and tablets.

I’ve always had at least a few games on my iPhone, but only in the last few years has the hardware and software has caught up to my wants and needs as a gamer, which has caused me to download far more games on my devices. So much so that I got an iPad mini 6 a few weeks ago, and it has quickly become my favorite device to game on. Not only is it the best iPad for gaming, but it’s everything I want in a mobile gaming device.

Compact and powerful

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Let’s start with the obvious: When it comes to mobile gaming, being mobile is an essential part of the experience, and there is no more mobile tablet than the iPad mini 6. It’s incredibly light, and the beautiful display (although not OLED) still looks excellent in most conditions. It’s so easy to pop the iPad mini 6 in your knapsack, purse, or even a larger pants pocket and have access to all of Apple Arcade and any other games you’ve downloaded via the App Store.

To top of its compact design, the A15 Bionic chip that powers it all does a ton of heavy lifting, making gaming experiences smooth. In fact, plently of Apple Arcade titles can reach the iPad Mini 6’s max 60hz refresh rate and stay there with no issues. It can even run full-fledged games like Divinity Original Sin II with no hiccups at all.

Lots of ways to play

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Ever since the Nintendo Switch launched years ago, the idea of the hybrid console that can be played multiple ways has come to the forefront. You might say that Nintendo is leading the pack when it comes to offering some unique gaming experiences, but I would argue that the iPad mini 6 gives it a run for its money.

Of course, you can simply play games on your iPad as a handheld, but because of AirPlay, your Mac, TV, or other AirPlay display can also serve as a way to game on your iPad. This flexibility is super appreciated because it makes gaming on your iPad feel much grander when you want it to. For example, if you’re playing an epic adventure game, you can easily play on a much larger screen to make the adventure come to life even more.

On top of that, the iPad mini 6 excels at offering different ways to game when it comes to inputs. Of course, any iPad game — Apple Arcade or not — can be played without additional accessories, just using touch controls. However, with the wide variety of game controllers compatible with the iPad mini, it’s easy to have a more traditional console-style controller at your disposal.

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