Apple plans to unveil a new version of the iPad mini this fall, according to a Bloomberg Power On newsletter.
The device will receive “the most significant redesign in nine years” and will be made in the style of the iPad Air. The gadget will lose the Home button, and the Touch ID fingerprint scanner will remain, it will be built into the power key of the tablet. Instead of the proprietary Lightning connector, the device will be equipped with a USB-C port.
The new iPad mini will have roughly the same dimensions as the current model – 206.3 x 137.8 x 6.1 mm.
The last time, as noted by 9to5Mac, Apple updated the iPad mini in 2019. The new model received a faster A12 Bionic processor and support for Apple Pencil. In 2020, analysts predicted that in the first half of 2021 Apple will release the iPad mini with a diagonal of 8.5 to 9 inches, but these predictions have not been confirmed.
The newsletter also says that Apple is continuing to work on a new version of the iMac with a larger screen, it could be out before the end of the year. The novelty will be equipped with an M1X or M2X processor, other details are not yet known.
In April, at Apple's presentation, the company unveiled a new generation of iMacs with in-house processors and a 24-inch display, iPad Pro tablets, and Air Tags for tracking the location of items through an app.