According to rumours, Apple is ready to deliver the seventh-generation iPad mini with a processor upgrade.
Apple, the American electronics giant, is expected to introduce its seventh-generation iPad mini in the coming months. A chip upgrade, similar to the 11th-generation iPad, is slated to be the key enhancement in the upcoming iPad mini, according to a report.
According to a recent tip from “ShrimpApplePro,” Apple is planning to release at least one new iPad model, possibly the seventh-generation iPad mini. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the iPad mini may receive a minor update this year. Notably, Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, thinks that the seventh-generation iPad mini will go into mass production soon.
The next-generation iPad mini, as well as new Apple Watch models expected later this year, could signal an early release for the compact tablet, according to ShrimpApplePro. Nonetheless, the leaker has stated that more information will be released at a later date.
According to the source, the next edition of the iPad mini may receive minor improvements in terms of specifications. These updates could include improvements to both the front and rear cameras, as well as the Photonic Engine, ProRes video recording, Audio zoom, and other features. Furthermore, connectivity upgrades such as Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 are possible, replicating the developments seen in the current iPad Pro models.
ShrimpApplePro also revealed that the upcoming Apple Watch Series 9 will use the same design as the Series 8, with 41mm and 45mm case sizes, but with the addition of a new pink color option for the aluminum variant.
The current iPad mini is powered by the A15 Bionic chip, while the future iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, which will be equipped with the A16 Bionic and A17 Bionic CPUs, are expected to ship in September. This means that the iPad mini could potentially be equipped with one of these processors.