Apple unveiled its new M1 iPad Pro models in April, and now there’s a rumour that the company is working on a redesigned iPad mini 6 with thinner bezels. According to Jon Prosser, Apple intends to radically alter the views of the iPad mini. Since it’s beginning years ago, it has maintained a design that is more or less the same. With the iPad mini 6, it’s time for Apple to reconsider its design.
On Friday, FrontPageTech published renders of what the next mini Apple tablet could look like. The iPad mini 6 will not feature a Home button, according to leaked information received by Jon Prosser and the FrontPageTech team. The footprint, on the other hand, will be nearly identical to that of the previous iPad mini 5. According to Prosser, the difference between the two is merely 3mm.
The Touch ID sensor has been relocated to the power button on the iPad mini 5. The device’s speakers have also been much upgraded, according to one insider who told Prosser that they sound “crazy fantastic.” The Lightning connector has been replaced by a USB-C port by Apple. Reportedly, the “iPad mini 6” will be available in silver, black, and gold.
Prosser also posits recent rumours of an “Apple Pencil 3” could relate to a smaller Apple Pencil model designed for the iPad mini. However, it appears that this is all speculation.
Bloomberg revealed earlier this month that Apple was working on a new iPad mini 6 with thinner display bezels and no home button. According to the source, the iPad mini could be released in 2021 with a slimmer education-focused iPad.
In addition, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that an iPad mini without a home button would be released in 2021. The smaller tablet, according to Kuo, will have a diagonal display of between 8.5 and 9 inches. Those criteria were also mentioned in January supply chain rumours.