Please subscribe followed by the bell. You can also keep up on facebook twitter by clicking. The links in the description apple is doing a better job of updating its products on a regular schedule, but there is one gadget in particular that has trailed behind its counterparts, that is, the ipad mini last updated in 2019. The ipad mini is long overdue for a refresh, if not a complete overhaul. The previous ipad mini was released alongside its larger and pricier sibling, but didn’t receive a 2020 upgrade like the most recent ipad air. We haven’t heard too much about an upcoming ipad mini app inside an ipad pro. The ipad mini has historically been apple’s. Second, most affordable tablet behind only the ipad as it stands. The ipad mini starts at ‘9 for the base 64 gigabytes model, slotting above the 329 dollar ipad and below the 599 dollar ipad air. If some of the changes mentioned come to fruition, then the ipad mini could get a price increase. We also need to consider any adjustments to storage capacity if apple sticks with 64 gigabytes. To start, we might see the same ‘9 msrp if it goes up to 128 gigabytes to start we’re, almost certain to see a 50 price hike. This is all speculation. Of course, prices aren’t usually included in rumors or leaks, so we probably won’t know about pricing until apple unwraps, the ipad mini later this year, we’ve heard enough about apple, adopting mini, led display technology for the ipad pro 2021 to believe it.

But what about the ipad mini it’s possible? The pint sized slate also gets upgraded from a standard led display to mini led, although we can’t say for sure there are several benefits of moving to mini, led, while we’ve seen only a few mini led panels in person. They are touted for having more vivid colors a brighter image in deeper black levels than your standard led displays. Best of all, there is a lower chance of burn in a decay issue found on oled displays if apple shifts to mini led in the mini. It could mean a price hike. Those panels are being mass produced for the first time, meaning the per unit cost is likely pretty high. This is why the ipad pro and upcoming 14 inch macbook pro and 16 inch. Macbook pro is a better candidate than the modestly priced ipad mini, while mini led remains only a possibility. We are hearing the ipad mini won’t, be as many this time around. According to mac, oda carouse continue to be the smallest tablet in apple’s arsenal, but that extra screen size will be appreciated. It’S time for a redesign. I think we can all agree that chunky bezels shouldn’t exist in 2021, so apple would do good to trim them down. As the company did on the ipad air, removing the bezels would also mean replacing or relocating the touch id sensor. The ipad pro and ipad air are the two apple tablets with thin bezels.

The former uses face id via an ir camera, whereas the latter uses touch id with a fingerprint sensor, embedded on the side power button. If we had to guess the ipad mini will mock the ipad air in favor touch id over face id ensuring the ipad pro keeps one major advantage over the cheaper model. Still in the back of our heads, we can’t help but see a future in which only minor updates are made to the ipad mini design and those damned bezels. Stick around apple was content last year, swapping in a new engine, but keeping the same body style on the ipad. We could see a similar update made to the ipad mini. What we can say with complete certainty is that, if apple does indeed release a new ipad mini, it will be powered by a more capable processor than the current one. If you buy an ipad mini today, it’ll run on the a12 bionic chip, the same one used in the iphone xs, iphone, xs max and iphone xr. We expect a new ipad mini to be running on at least an a13 chip. The a13 seems like a good candidate, considering the 2020 ipad has an a12 soc, and the ipad air has an a14 being priced between those two models. It would make sense for apple to opt for the a13. The same source also says the ipad mini will rely on a lightning connector instead of a usb c port, which is a bummer for anyone who owns well just about any new gadget, but an iphone.

It will be interesting to see if apple adds supports for the apple pencil gen 2 or creates a magic keyboard for the ipad mini. These accessories seem exclusive to the productivity, focused ipad, air and ipad pro. We likely to see slim bezels it’s, one of those toss up features at the moment, but apple needs to make this update or risk widespread criticism for releasing a 400 tablet with an outdated design. Hope after two years that the ipad mini gets a modern remake. But we won’t hold our breath. The charging method for the original apple pencil is laughable, it’s time to abandon the poorly designed stylus and give supports for the apple pencil to to all ipad models. The newer version, along with having more features magnetically, attaches to supported tablets and charges. Wirelessly 3.5 millimeters headphone jack apple. Please keep the headphone jack on the ipad mini. I know a good portion of ipad users, probably own a pair of air pods or other truly wireless earbuds by now, but as someone whose daily driver is a pair of opener sennheisers, i need a 3.5 millimeters jack. It won’t be the end of the world if apple ditches, the headphone jack. I take a competitive price over a mini, led display. If upgrading the screen meant pushing the ipad mini into ipad air territory. The only problem is the ipad, which today is a better option than the mini for anybody, but those who need the absolute smallest tablet.

Only apples, deliberately infuriating storage options make the ipad mini a potentially better buy. That is all the latest news on ipad mini 6.