In his latest report, the well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, historically reliable when it comes to the Cupertino business, referred to Apple’s plans for the arrival of a foldable iPhone in 2023 but not only: there was also room for another device, namely a new iPad Mini.
In the recent Spring Loaded event on the tablet front we saw only the iPad Pro with a Mini-Led and M1 screen, but Kuo claims that the arrival of the new generation of iPad Mini is not missing much: it should in fact be launched in the second half of 2021.
The image that emerged in early April portrayed a device very similar to those we already know, dampening the hopes of an iPad Air-style redesign capable of modernizing its aesthetics by aligning it with the most recent models, with thinner and symmetrical frames. In this sense, Kuo did not offer particular indications, but limited himself to saying that the new iPad Mini could be equipped with a display with larger dimensions than the current ones, or 8.4 inches (vs 7.9 inches).
Don’t expect a mini-LED screen like the one seen on the iPad Pro, and the reason is very simple: the price would rise, and the meaning of the product lies precisely in the fact that it constitutes a cheaper option than the rest of the range. Good news, on the other hand, concerns what could be found under the body: Apple is serious with its own ARM revolution, and we know that it wants to convert the entire catalog on the proprietary hardware platform within a few years. For this it is absolutely not absurd to imagine that the new iPad Mini can also integrate the M1 chip.