At the WWDC 2021, Apple announced several upcoming products, including the new iPad Pro but not the iPad Mini 6. In addition, the Cupertino-based company announced that the iPhone 13 would come out sometime in September this year.
Rumors have it that the new iPad will feature Apple’s in-house M1 or the A14 Bionic chipset. Having said that, let us take a look at what the iPad Mini 6 has in store. The current version of the iPad, iPad Mini 5, was released back in 2019. Sources suggested that Apple would update it in the Spring Loaded event that took place last year. But since it didn’t happen, here we are.
Considering the screen size, the iPad Mini is the smallest amongst all iPads. It might also feature an updated design. Even though we don’t have a solid release date, the Eurasian Economic Commission has listed a total of 9 iPad models slated to release this year.
Mysmartprice claims to have spotted the nine listing, which have the model number A2568, A2569, A2589, A2604, A2377, A2378, A2567, A2588, and A2602. No other information is available right now apart from the listing.
Some reports by Bloomberg suggest that the upcoming version might sport narrower bezels and ship without a home button. The screen size might also be getting an update. Speculations suggest it might be somewhere around 8.5-9 inches compared to the current 7.9-inch model.
Since the iPad Pro has a mini LED screen, the iPad Mini 6 might also come with the same screen. Since the M1 chipset is reserved for Apple’s high end hardware, it wont be surprising if Apple decides to ship it with the less powerful A14 Bionic.
The iPad Mini is the company’s budget offering and is aimed at consumers who do not want a large screen.