A first look at Apple's upcoming iPad mini

Apple's latest iPad mini was launched in 2019 and had everything you know and love about iPads in a smaller form factor. Since then, the company's iPad line has undergone a little redesign, and the iPad mini 6, claimed by leaker John Prosser, includes a new design to bring it more in line with its larger siblings released this year. This will be the first major redesign of the iPad mini since its debut.

Notably, this leak corroborates a Bloomberg report, which said Apple is testing an updated iPad mini with thinner screen bezels and no home button. The images shared by Prosser are allegedly based on real CAD files, plans, and photos. As a result, it may not be completely accurate, but it should be close enough in design to the real thing.

The new iPad mini

Like everything Apple has done in recent years, the iPad mini 6's front, back, and sides appear to be completely flat. The Home button has been completely removed, and Touch ID is now located in the power button at the top. According to the report, the iPad Mini 6 is roughly the same size as its predecessor, with only a 3mm difference in height and depth. The screen has become larger thanks to the removal of the home button, although the device is still a small tablet with dimensions of 206.3 x 137.8 x 6.1 millimeters.

The Lightning connector has also been replaced by a USB-C port, and the iPad mini 6 is said to come in three colors: silver, black, and gold. Leaks a few months ago indicated that there would be an Apple Pencil 3. Prosser notes that there is evidence to support that a smaller Apple Pencil from Apple may come with this iPad.

And while the Apple Pencil could be intended for use on the iPad mini, it could also be the Apple Pencil 3. Prosser also notes that the new iPad mini comes with support for 5G networks and an A14 chip. It is expected to be launched by the end of the year.

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