According to the latest information, Apple is already working on the next generation of iPad mini. However, we will have to wait a bit for its premiere.
The new iPad mini could debut in ten months
The current generation of Apple’s smallest tablet was released in 2021. It is worth noting that it brought a number of changes, both in design and inside the case. Users received not only a more powerful device, but also a design clearly referring to the larger and more expensive iPads.
It should also be mentioned that we are dealing with a really good product that received 9 out of 10 points in our review. Andrzej appreciated its excellent performance, very well calibrated colors, long working time without a charger and good speakers. Therefore, it is very likely that many people are waiting for the premiere of the successor of the 2021 model.
According to the analyst Ming Chi Kuo, who has a lot of experience in revealing Apple’s plans, Tim Cook’s company is already working on the next generation of iPad mini. Unfortunately, its premiere will not take place soon. Well, the new model should be shown at the end of 2023 or only at the beginning of 2024.
Kuo also indicated that Apple has no plans to replace the mini model with a foldable tablet, as some had previously suggested. The foldable iPad will simply be more expensive than the mini version, and in no way will it be its direct successor. Yes, the size may be similar, but it will target a different set of potential customers.
Rather no major changes
It’s true that the current and next-generation iPad mini will be separated by several years, but Apple is unlikely to decide on any major news. We can count on keeping the current look with possible minor changes. We may still have an 8.3-inch screen in Liquid Retina IPS LCD technology. Most likely, there will be a newer processor on board and an improved set of cameras will be introduced.
Apple is planning not only a small iPad, but also two models that will be really big. According to unofficial information, one of them will get a 14.1-inch screen, and the other may have as much as 16 inches.