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iPad Mini 6 render showcases skinny bezels and USB-C port

After years of providing the identical design and type issue, it does appear as if 2021 is the yr of change for the iPad mini. Phrase on the road has it that this smaller-sized pill will bear a whole overhaul within the design division, no less than based mostly on the renders launched by Jon Prosser, other than different sources that the Bloomberg information company bought in contact with that pointed to thinner bezels because of the change in location of the house button.

  • iPad mini 6 ought to undertake the look of the Professional and Air fashions.
  • Leaks level to USB-C changing the Lightning port.
  • iPad mini 6 is tipped for a 2H 2021 debut.


An iPad Professional-inspired look

The principle attraction of the iPad mini 6 does appear to be the overhauled design, and based mostly on the render launched by Prosser, it ought to now not resemble the legacy iPad look whereas adopting the future-forward iPad Air and Professional fashions.

In actuality, this implies adopting thinner bezels whereas having the House button relocated to the pill’s facet, following the footsteps of the iPad Air 4 (2020).

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The relocated House button on the facet ought to nonetheless combine the fingerprint sensor identical to on the iPad Air 4 / © Jon Prosser/RendersByIan

The brand new design additionally brings with it flat sides, one thing that essentially the most superior iPads in addition to the iPhone 12 vary function. In response to Prosser, the brand new pill will measure 206.3 mm x 137.8 mm x 6.1 mm. Compared, the present iPad mini 5 measures 203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1 mm.

A rise in width and top, coupled with the change in location of the House button will allow a barely bigger viewing space that’s rumored to be 8.4-inches (versus the 7.9” that has seen motion for the reason that first-generation iPad mini).

iPad Mini with USB-C?

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The iPad mini 6 might swap the Lightning port for the USB-C connection / © Jon Prosser/RendersByIan

Other than the extra unified design language, Prosser additionally posted yet one more groundbreaking change within the new iPad mini – changing the Lightning port with a USB-C port, which is yet one more iPad Air 4 function. This variation ought to please those that have the most recent era iPad Professional or Air, however that may imply shedding compatibility with older equipment equivalent to chargers, adapters, and cables for earlier iPad mini house owners.

Apple A14 processor and 5G

Additionally in line with the sources that Prosser consulted, the iPad mini 6 might be powered by the Apple A14 processor, which is the exact same highly effective processor used within the iPad Air 4 and the iPhone 12 vary. This ought to supply a substantial soar in efficiency over the A12 chip that noticed motion within the iPad mini 5.

As well as, insider info additionally identified that the brand new iPad mini may have an non-obligatory 5G connection, a function that’s presently supplied solely on the iPad Professional vary amongst Apple’s tablets. On this case, assist for high-speed 5G networks ought to see a Qualcomm Snapdragon modem perform the job, identical to what we noticed within the iPhone 12.

prosser ipad mini next to ipad air
Design of the iPad mini (proper) subsequent to the present iPad Air 4 / © Jon Prosser/RendersByIan

iPad mini 6: When will or not it’s launched?

The iPad mini occurs to be the one mannequin in Apple’s pill lineup that traditionally had essentially the most irregular updates. Annual releases occurred like clockwork till the fourth era (September 2015), the place we waited for 3 and a half years earlier than the fifth era arrived in March 2019. In response to market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the sixth era of the mannequin was anticipated to reach earlier this yr, however there have been delays that pushed it again to the second half of 2021.

This info was corroborated by Mark Gurman, a reporter with the Bloomberg News Agency, who additionally printed that this new mannequin will sport smaller bezels for the above-mentioned causes.

Nonetheless lacking after being a couple of months late past the anticipated launch date, there are not any extra rumors about its value extra {hardware} specs just like the digicam configuration. We do not even know whether or not will probably be suitable with the Heart Stage function. In any case, keep tuned to NextPit for the most recent scoop on Apple’s upcoming compact pill.

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