The iPad Mini has gone through several phases within the Apple universe. From an indisputable initial success, back in 2012, which spanned four generations until September 2015.
It became silenced within the company for almost four years until just one, those from Cupertino put the fifth version on the market which, paradoxically, has been the best of all, by far.
The latter arrived in stores, not only with extraordinary power that other previous models never showed in which the hardware hardly varied from one year to the next, but it did so by adding compatibility with the Apple Pencil (first generation). Such a perfect iPad Mini could only have one goal from Apple: to have a model it will last a longer lifetime in the market. Maybe two or three years?
As it turns out, it won’t be like that. Apple has understood that the iPad Mini can have its market every year if it is conveniently updated, adding the new power of the processors that it incorporates to the other devices. So, at least, believe it Tim Cook’s bedside analyst Ming-Chu Kuo, who has warned that we will soon have a new generation of this 7.9-inch tablet. And it will be the sixth.
Same look and no Face ID
Sources say that the new iPad Mini will arrive with the same shapes as all its previous brothers and that it will maintain its almost 8-inch screen (although with the novelty of a technology called mini-LED), with a button home Y Touch ID, so we could almost completely rule out that we have to unlock it with the famous Face ID launched by the iPhone X in 2017.
This would bring us some questions: Will it add more power to the tablet, including a more updated processor? Recall that the model released in March 2019 had an A12 Bionic, which is the same chip that was mounted on the 2018 iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, which gave it extraordinary performance.
The usual thing is that if the design of this sixth-generation iPad Mini is not going to vary, at least those of Cupertino improve it by injecting a little more power thanks, for example, to the A13 Bionic of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. On the contrary, it would be going back to the times of the iPad Mini 2 and 3 that shared, incomprehensibly, the same A7 chip, in addition to the same amount of RAM, screen, etc. When will it arrive? March seems too early, but with Apple … you never know.