The last time Apple company updated the iPad Mini was back two years ago. Ever since then, fanboys are eagerly waiting for an upgraded version. Apple’s budget offering was aimed at users who wanted a smaller iPad.
According to Jon Prosser, the upcoming iPad Mini 6 will come with a slightly different design similar to this year’s iPad lineup. If this is true, it will be the first time the iPad’s design has been updated ever since its launch.
The tipster has gotten many of his predictions right when it comes to Apple, but, like always, we caution you to take this news with a grain of salt. The new leak supports the previous leaks by Debby Wu of Bloomberg and a report by Mark Gunman. These previous leaks suggested that Apple was testing the new iPad Mini with narrower bezels and removed the home button.
The latest leak comes in CAD files, hands-on images, and schematics, which might be hard to decipher for some. However, while they may not look the same as the real-life products, you will definitely get a rough idea of how it will look like.
The redesigned iPad now looks similar to other Apple products, with the front, back, and side of the device featuring a completely flat look. In addition, it looks like Apple has decided to ditch the home button and move the Touch ID in the power button present on the top of the device.
Jon also suggests that the new iPad will be almost the same size as before, with a minuscule 3mm difference in the device’s depth and height. Although the screen may look slightly bigger, the overall dimension stands at 206.3mm x 137.8mm x 6.1mm.
Finally, it looks like Apple will ditch their lightning connector in favor of the USB Type C port. It also suggests that the device will be available in three colors: silver, gold, and black.
Last but not least, Jon Prosser says that the iPad Mini 6 may come with 5G support and the new A14 chip. It will be launched sometime by the end of the year.