The iPad mini 6 should be, at this level, probably the most leaked iPad that is nonetheless not launched (we have been listening to info for about two years at this level). Recent rumors level to it wanting fairly much like the iPad Pro, and a brand new report concurs.
According to a supply near web site 9to5Mac, the following iPad mini may have a USB-C port (dropping Apple’s proprietary Lightning), sensible connectors for clip-on peripherals, and the A15 Bionic chipset, which we’ll in all probability see within the iPhone 13 additional down the road.
The first two items of knowledge there make the brand new small-sized iPad sound helpful as a conveyable workstation. USB-C will doubtlessly make the iPad mini 6 cost faster, in addition to permitting it to work with a wider vary of third-party extras, and switch knowledge faster, the final of these being helpful for utilizing a conveyable onerous drive alongside the slate. We’ve truly heard this modification rumored already – so much.
A wise connector will allow you to join keyboard folios and maybe Magic Keyboards to the pill, which might allow you to keep away from counting on Bluetooth for these equipment (which may drain battery shortly, and does not at all times work proper).
We do not know concerning the A15 Bionic chipset simply but, although it doubtless will not be as highly effective because the M1s utilized in iPad Pros. That’s okay, although, as a result of few folks want that stage of processing energy.
Also, entry-level iPad
9to5Mac’s report additionally briefly touched on the new iPad (2021), the following entry-level slate we’re anticipating. Apparently this may have a ten.2-inch display, and should ditch the house button, aping the iPad Air 4‘s transfer.
Some rumors counsel the iPad mini 6 will even do that, which might lead to each single considered one of Apple’s iPads having an identical all-body display with no enormous bezels on the aspect to deal with buttons.
We’ll must see if so – if the house button goes, all iPads should depend on Apple’s troublesome Face ID, or copy the iPad Air 4 and have Touch ID in side-mounted buttons as an alternative.