The Apple iPad mini 6 is expected to debut sometime this year, and supply chain leaks suggest that the next version of Apple’s tablet show off a bigger screen. And a new render that appeared this week shed more light on what to expect from the next iPad mini.
Accessories manufacturer Pigtou posted Photos and video of a 3D printed model of a prototype of the upcoming iPad mini 6 5G, obtained by well-known leaker David from @xleaks, and the big conclusion seems to be that the new design may have thinner bezels and more rounded edges than the one. Current iPad mini.
While the size of the tablet is likely to change little, trimming the bezels can help Apple’s upcoming iPad mini 6 achieve significantly more screen real estate than the current iPad mini’s 7.9-inch display. Pigtou notes that the photographed prototype model also has a notch below the display, suggesting that the next iPad mini (like previous models) will ship with a Touch ID home button.
The iPad mini 6 was already expected to approach the $ 399 to $ 499 price range of its predecessor, and these leaked prototype models offer little reason to expect a significant price change when the product hits shelves.
Leaked renders should always be taken with a grain of salt, although it’s not uncommon for accessory makers to get an early clue about the size and shape of the devices so they can have the accessories ready to go once the finished product is in. .
The fact that renders are emerging now may be a sign that the iPad mini is nearing its shipping date. Many observers hope that there will be a Apple April event shortly in which the new iPads take center stage. That said, we think Apple is much more likely to focus on a new iPad Pro 2021 than an iPad mini.
In addition to the thinner bezel and larger screen, the iPad mini 6 is expected to feature an updated A13 processor and possibly a display that uses mini-LED technology instead of an OLED panel.