Apple is extensively rumored to be planning a brand new iPad mini with a big redesign, together with a bigger 8.5-inch to 9-inch show with slimmer bezels, a Contact ID energy button as an alternative of a house button, a USB-C port as an alternative of a Lightning connector, and extra.
In keeping with a paywalled preview of a DigiTimes report at present, the sixth-generation iPad mini will even function a mini-LED show:
BLU maker Radiant to kick off shipments for Apple mini-LED backlit units in 3Q21
Radiant Optoelectronics will kick off shipments of its backlight models for the upcoming mini LED-backlit MacBook Professional and iPad mini later within the third quarter, with the shipments to increase in quantity within the fourth quarter, based on trade sources.
The total report ought to be revealed by tomorrow with additional particulars.
In comparison with conventional LCDs, mini-LED backlighting gives advantages like greater brightness, improved distinction, and deeper blacks.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has beforehand said that an iPad mini with a mini-LED show was within the works, however he mentioned it could be a 7.9-inch mannequin launching in 2020, a prediction that did not materialize. However, a mini-LED iPad mini actually stays believable as Apple expands the show expertise throughout its product lineup, beginning with the 12.9-inch iPad Professional earlier this 12 months and the MacBook Professional doubtless subsequent.
Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman and Debby Wu beforehand reported that the brand new iPad mini shall be introduced later this 12 months, and mini-LED display-related element shipments kicking off within the third quarter of the 12 months lends credence to that timeframe.
9to5Mac‘s Likelihood Miller lately reported that the subsequent iPad mini will even function the identical A15 chip because the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup, and a Good Connector for simply connecting appropriate keyboards, whereas leaker Jon Prosser mentioned the gadget will sport dramatically improved audio system and are compatible with a brand new, smaller Apple Pencil.
The present iPad mini was launched in March 2019 and encompasses a 7.9-inch show, an A12 chip, and a Contact ID residence button.