The last iPad mini launched by Apple was in September 2021. It was the biggest revolution within this iPad model due to the arrival of a real portable tablet concept with an 8.3-inch screen, compatibility with 5G networks and the arrival of Face ID. Throughout these months we have been able to find out about possible novelties of the next generation of the iPad mini such as the apparent arrival of the 120 Hz refresh rate. A few hours ago a report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was published assuring that the iPad mini 7 will arrive with a renewed processor in late 2023 or early 2024.
A new processor for the iPad mini from the end of 2023
The iPad mini 6 had major repercussions for the change of perspective that Apple applied in this model. It was a device “really mini” that met the expectations of the users. The effort at the hardware level involved big changes. Among them, the arrival of the A12 Bionic chip, the 2048x1536px Retina display, the improvements in both the rear and front cameras and the significant increase in the battery stand out.
The new A15 Bionic chip in the iPad mini has limited power
However, more than a year after the launch of this model, we still do not know anything about the next generation, the iPad mini 7. The well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has published on his Twitter account Twitter a series of comments about this future device. Apparently, Apple might be planning to release the iPad mini 7 in late 2023 or early 2024.
I think it’s unlikely Apple will replace the iPad mini with a foldable iPad in 2025, which may be contrary to what some media previously predicted. It’s because a foldable iPad will have a markedly higher price than an iPad mini, so such a replacement is not reasonable.
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) December 27, 2022
At the level of improvements Kuo ensures that The big news will be a renewed processor that it will vitaminize all the tasks at the software level and that there will be no major design changes. In fact, he ensures that the foldable iPad mini would not currently make sense for two reasons. First, the price would be higher than the current model and it wouldn’t make sense; on the other, the technology is not yet ready for its final launch. So we are left with the news: a possible new iPad mini by the end of next year.