Next iPad mini could be a smaller version of the iPad Pro
Sketchy iPad mini 6 renders
The slate has been referred to as the “iPad Mini Pro,” and it’s not entirely clear if it’s the same as the sixth-generation iPad mini expected this year.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently indicated that a new iPad mini will be released in the latter half of the year. He had previously said that it would have a 9-inch display and could look like a smaller variant of the iPad Air with slimmer bezels and a side button-integrated Touch ID. Another source had said that the new iPad mini would sport an 8.4-inches screen. Sources are conflicted about the fate of the Home button.
The render pictured above envisions a pinhole camera and in-screen Touch ID, but that’s unlikely to happen. Alleged picture of a dummy unit had implied that the iPad mini 2021 would retain its predecessor’s design, but that also doesn’t align with leaks.
Alleged iPad mini 6 dummy unit (far right)
Given that the iPad Pro now boast the M1 processor, it’s likely that the iPad mini 6 will skip the A13 chip for the A14 Bionic, which also powers the fourth-generation iPad Air. It’s expected to cost about the same as the current model, which had a starting price of $399 at launch. We may see it this fall alongside the ninth-generation iPad.
If the lineup has you confused, here is a handy guide to help you choose the one that fits your needs.