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Apple may launch an iPad Mini with no house button this fall

Apple’s smallest pill is on observe to obtain a significant design replace earlier than the tip of the yr, in response to a report by Bloomberg. 

In a latest version of Bloomberg’s Energy On e-newsletter (through 9to5Mac), Mark Gurman writes that the successor to the iPad Mini 5, the iPad Mini 6, “ought to be a go” for a fall launch. 

In response to Gurman, the bodily design will likely be just like that of the present iPad Air and the pill will likely be powered by the most recent processor. 

Whereas it isn’t 100% clear whether or not that would be the A14 Bionic discovered within the iPad Air or the Arm-based M1 chip present in the newest iPad Pro, the Mini is the second most cost-effective pill in Apple’s line up sitting beneath each the Air and the Professional, so it appears unlikely the pill will likely be handled to an Apple Silicon chip simply but. 

Both manner, it’ll be an improve from the present iPad Mini which packs the A12 Bionic processor launched in 2018. 

The information that the iPad Mini 6 is on observe for a fall launch follows a report by Gurman in June which revealed particulars concerning the incoming iPad Mini, in addition to a brand new iPad Professional. 

In response to the report, the brand new iPad Mini will see the bezels across the show slimmed down and the house button eliminated solely. This is able to modernise the design of the pill and provides it a glance extra similar to the iPad Professional or the iPad Air. 

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (through MacRumors) has additionally launched his predictions for the pill which embrace a bigger 8.5 or 9-inch show (for reference, the present Mini has a 7.9-inch show). In the meantime, Japanese web site Mac Otakara (through MacRumors) expects the iPad Mini to have an 8.4-inch show, however doesn’t suppose the house button goes wherever anytime quickly. 

Both manner, slimmer bezels may actually make house for a bigger show with out forcing Apple to make the iPad Mini not-so-mini. 

We’ll have to attend till this fall to search out out extra.

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