Coronavirus does not stop Apple’s plans. After iPhone SE 2020, launched in full pandemic, the Colossus of Cupertino could soon announce a new iPad Mini 6. This line of devices did not always follow regular timings. Users had to wait 4 years (from 2015 to 2019) before seeing a new Apple tablet with a reduced size. Still, it seems that Apple is ready for a new arrival after a year.
As always in these cases, the machine of indiscretions has already started working giving us the opportunity to create a more or less complete picture of what will be the news and the possible technical characteristics of the product. In this article, we will collect everything that has been said about the iPad Mini 6.
According to the well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new iPad Mini 2020 could present itself with a different design by integrating a display between 8.5 inches and 9 inches. A sharp increase over the current 7.9 inches. However, the general dimensions of the device which would remain contained should not change. The diagonal is lengthened, the frames are reduced. After all, compactness and a lower price are the hallmarks of the iPad Mini range.
It is unlikely that it will integrate an OLED panel, given that this technology has not yet made its debut on the more expensive line of iPad Pro. The display would therefore exploit the older brother’s ProMotion technology. Just like the latter, the future compact tablet would abandon the Home key with Touch ID, in favor of the Face ID. As for Apple Pencil, the support would be for the first generation.
The presence on board of an improved version of the SoC A12 Bionic is assumed. It could be the same as the iPad Pro 2020, on which Apple has worked to improve performance while improving energy efficiency. There should be no change regarding the RAM and front camera resolution: 3 GB and 7 Megapixel. As already mentioned, the latter should also function as a Face ID. As for the rear camera, no rumors have leaked. However, it is not excluded that Apple can update it by switching from the current 8 Megapixel sensor to a new 12 Megapixel sensor.
iPad Mini 6 should debut with the future version of iPadOS on board that Apple will announce during WWDC 2020 together with iOS 14. The event is scheduled for June 22nd and – after the cancellation due to the Coronavirus – will take place live streaming online.
Chapter prices and availability. Still according to Kuo, the device should debut during the first quarter of 2021. It is not excluded, however, that the Cupertino giant may have changed its plans and may give us a first taste of iPad Mini 6 during WWDC, and then release it on the market during the fall at a price that would range between 400 and 450 dollars. We’ll see!
iPad Mini 2019 is available for purchase on Amazon a less than 440 euros. You can find it at this link.