Apple will renew its small and cheap tablet iPad Mini 6. It’s been almost two years since Apple launched its last mini tablet and the incomes of the well-known analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, say that it’s time to renew this year. Now a leak from xleaks7 puts us in the situation of what we can expect from this iPad Mini 6, the smallest and most economical tablet of the firm that leads the segment of electronic tablets.
What the iPad Mini 6 would look like
According to the information (unconfirmed by an Apple that carries its developments in the most absolute secrecy), the screen of the iPad Mini 6 would have a size of 9.15 inches. for a significant increase from the 7.9 inches of the current model.
The trend of increasing screen size while maintaining the same device size is present in this model. It shows a significant cut in the size of the bezels, which was too large. In this way, the display capacity would be increased while maintaining the same chassis which is assigned a size of 203.2 x 134.8 x 6.25 mm. Apple would continue to use Retina technology with True Tone for this model (although it could surprise with the use of the new mini-LEDs) and would have support for the Apple Pencil stylus.
The images (renders) show screen perforations for both the front camera and Touch ID, which apparently remains for cost reasons while the iPhone and iPad Pro have already switched to Face ID. However, the text of the report is a bit more ambiguous and says that the fingerprint sensor would be under the display.
It’s a technology he’s working on, and the dedicated sensor may be only shown in the mockup to demonstrate where it could be located. If we remove the perforation, as it should be in the final product, it would look much more like what we would expect from a refreshed and more modern iPad Mini 6.
As for the internal hardware, there is talk of an Apple A14 Bionic as an engine with sufficient performance for this type of tablet. Apple has several chipsets to choose from, old and new models once internal development has expanded to replace Intel’s x86 architecture in Mac computers. It is not known how much RAM the device would include, although it has never been a problem at Apple, which has made the most of it with software optimization. Nor storage, which would offer a minimum of 64GB.
A tablet is not an ideal device for taking pictures. So we do not think it is a much-improved element in the iPad Mini 6 compared to the 8MP rear camera with f/2.4 aperture and five-element lens of the current model. The front camera is more important for video conferencing capability, and we will probably see some improvement.
iPad Mini 6, the cheapest, smallest, and lightest tablet in Apple’s lineup could be introduced in March with the latest version of the iPad OS for spring availability. If the iPad Pro is looking to “replace” laptops, this mini would be looking to increase market share.