Just a few weeks ago, we came across a report claiming that an iPad Mini Pro had passed the planning and R&D phase at Apple and will reportedly be released in the second half of 2021. Now Korean blog Naver shared some more details about the upcoming device, citing a source in China. According to the report, The iPad Mini Pro uses thinner frames that are similar to the iPad Pro models.
In addition, the iPad Mini Pro, like the update to the iPad Pro 2021, is jumping onto the 5G train. In addition, it will be available in gray and silver and is expected to appear in the second half of this year. Interestingly, Apple is also expected to launch the 6th generation iPad Mini in the second half of 2021.
Now there are conflicting rumors about what the new iPad mini tablets will look like. According to a recent leak, the iPad Mini 6 will look exactly like its predecessor. The metallic unibody construction reportedly remains intact, as do the circular Touch ID button and thick bezels on all sides of the screen. Analyst Ming-Chi Kui recently predicted that the upcoming update of the iPad Mini will have a larger 8.4-inch bezel without increasing the dimensions of the device compared to its predecessor.
As for the iPad Mini Pro, a recent leak has predicted some bold changes. At the beginning, the bezels are thinner and symmetrical on all sides. In particular, Apple should use a hole design to accommodate the front camera. Below, the leaked renders show a fingerprint sensor in the display. Over the past few months, multiple sources have claimed that Apple is experimenting with an in-display Touch ID module and it could debut with the iPad Mini Pro before finally moving on to other products like iPhones.