iPad Mini is slated for a major redesign in the fall

Apple’s small iPad Mini will receive an update this year. If you believe industry insiders, the new generation will appear in autumn and be the largest redesign in its nine-year history.

The iPad Mini, Apples smallest tablet model, updates are relatively infrequent. Most recently it was in March 2019 received a small update. If the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and the well-connected Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman are correct, we can expect a new version in the second half of the year, which may have a larger display and a major redesign.

New iPad Mini: “The biggest redesign in its nine-year history”

After the iPad Air and the normal iPad received their update in September 2020 and the two iPad Pro models In April 2021, the last model from Apple’s tablet family should now be in line in the fall. The mini model is to receive its biggest update in its nine-year history. However, this is basically not rocket science, after all, the tablet has not received any major visual changes since its introduction.

The expected colors of the iPad Mini 6. (Image: Jon Prosser; Renders by Ian)

In his research report, which is also a foldable iPhone with eight-inch display predicts for 2023, explains Kuothat Apple’s next iPad Mini will be presented in the course of the second half of the year. Gurman is also convinced that the new mini tablet will appear in the course of autumn, as he writes in his newsletter.

Originally, Kuo and the industry magazine Digitimes assumed the market launch in the first half of 2021. Apple may have had to postpone the performance due to delivery bottlenecks. Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the manufacturer is struggling with problems from its suppliers the publication of the last quarterly figures.

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iPad Mini (2021) probably with a larger screen and a new processor

It is still uncertain what innovations the new iPad mini generation will bring with it. However, the Japanese blog Macotakara reported in January 2021, that instead of a 7.9-inch display, it could get an 8.4-inch screen. The edges of the tablet should be narrower and thus the 4th generation iPad Air resemble. As with the 2020 Air, the Touch ID button also moves into the power button. Whether Apple will use a Lightning or USB-C connection for the new Mini is still uncertain. Most recently it was said that the USB-C port would be reserved for the more expensive iPad models such as the Pro and Air. Gurman also expects the processor to be upgraded – but Apple should not install an M1 chip. Instead, we can probably expect an A14 Bionic processor like that Leaker Prosser recently reported. The leaker also wants to know that Apple should prepare a smaller stylus for its mini iPad.

The iPad Mini 6 is said to be compatible with a new, smaller Apple Pencil. (Image: Jon Prosser; Renders by Ian)

If you believe an older research report by Kuos from March 2020, the sixth generation iPad Mini could be the last model with an LC display. The next generation, according to the analyst, could be fitted with mini led screen be. The screen technology that Apple is using for the first time in the new iPad Pro 12.9 and called the “Liquid Retina XDR Display” delivers a deeper black and higher contrasts. Next year, the iPad Pro 11 will be the first to be equipped with this screen technology, and this year will be first the new Macbook Pro models it’s your turn, they say.

Bigger iMac in the making

Will the big iMac be as colorful as the 24-inch device? (Image: Apple)

Gurman also points out in his newsletter that Apple is still working on a larger iMac. Most recently it was said that development was paused in favor of the iMac 24. The new model is supposed to replace the 27 incher and could get a bigger screen. The all-in-one computer will likely be powered by an M1X processor or an M2X processor, according to Gurman. Further details are still unknown.

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