Apple is working on a new iPad mini with a refreshing design and a fast A15 chip. The tablet is expected to be announced sometime in the fourth quarter of 2021.
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Rumor: iPad mini will get a different design and a fast A15 chip in 2021
Apple will announce another new iPad mini later this year, with a design similar to the latest iPad Air. This means that Apple’s new mini-tablet will have angular edges, different colors and no more home button. The rumor comes from 9To5Mac. The website says it has “reliable sources involved in the development of the new Apple tablet.”
The new iPad mini is expected to be powered by a brand new A15 chip. It will use the same 5 nanometer manufacturing process as the A14. The new processor is expected in the iPhone 13 series, which Apple will announce in September. according to 9To5Mac In addition to a new design and a more powerful chip, the new iPad mini will also receive a USB-C port.
Apple also builds in its well-known magnetic Smart Connector, so that accessories such as keyboards can be easily connected. The design of the iPad mini has remained largely the same since its announcement in 2012. There has been talk for years about a truly innovative version of the tablet.
New entry-level iPad also on the way
In addition to a new iPad mini, a new 10.2-inch iPad is also planned. It will be powered by the A13 chip, which is known from the iPhone 11 series. The current 10.2-inch iPad runs on an A12 chip. This upgrade provides a significant speed boost.
Earlier rumors have already indicated that the new iPad will have a design known from the third-generation iPad Air, which was originally introduced in 2019. This means that the tablet will have thinner bezels around the screen, but will still retain the home button.
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