iPad mini 5 predictions

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  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    new form factor (wishing ala gen 1 boxy looks)
    3D Touch
    Rose gold
    Of course the usuals: new processor, new camera, etc
     
  2. Serban Suspended

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    only 3d touch , second gen touchid androse gold
    new proc and camera will be in ipad mini 6 like always
     
  3. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    I hardly use the mini 2 now, but if I were to upgrade I would be happy with a Mini 4. The improvements specified are realistic, although it would be nice to have some of the following generation of iPhone's headline features.
     
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    ipad mini always plays the catch up
     
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    Memories of 2013... :(
     
  7. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    This is why the iPad mini 2 was a fantastic upgrade because it had everything the iPad and iPhone had. Except it didn't get the touchID like the iPhone 5s.
     
  8. BMcCoy macrumors 65816

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    or the screen quality (colour gamut).
    I love my Mini2, and use it daily..
     
  9. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020

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    There will be none for at least 2 years. The mini is going the way of the iPod touch. The Air 2/3 will be the new "small" ipad when the Pro comes out.
     
  10. littelsquidge macrumors member

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    I kinda think Apple's long term plan is to make the iPad Air so light and compact so it's essentially just the screen. It'll then be about the same size as the current Mini form factor. if they can manage that, then what's the point of making a mini.
     
  11. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    I'm thinking the iPad mini 5 will have an A9 chip, a 5MP FaceTime HD camera (with Retina Flash?), Touch ID 2nd generation, 3D Touch, and come in Rose Gold. The iPad Air 3 should have the A9X as the only difference (and both will retain the same design but might be 6.3mm thick, or an increase of 0.2mm like the iPhone 6s to accommodate 3D Touch). I'm not sure about stereo speakers, though.

    They went from an A5 to an A7, A7, and A8. If the iPad mini 2 would have had an A6, then the pattern would be for the iPad mini to get the A-chip from the previous year's iPhones. That's why I feel from now on they will go up one A-chip version each year.
     
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    I'm thinking...Mini will get
    3D Touch
    Apple Pen
    Powerful CPU
    Better camera/iSight
     
  13. Tapper123 macrumors member

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    The idea of a bezel-less tablet is a nice fantasy, but in reality a bezel is important to actually have a space to hold it without covering the screen at all. The very small bezel on the sides of the Mini 4 are already a little too small IMO. I would not want an Air with smaller size bezels -- they can maybe cut a tiny bit off the top or bottom at most.

    I personally think the Mini form factor is really nice and convenient to travel with, but am really torn on which one to keep. I got the Air 2 64gb for only $250 about 6 months ago thanks to a promotion, and paid full price for my Mini 4 128gb. I find myself actually taking the Mini 4 out with me (it fits in my cargo pants pocket even with a case on!), but the Air 2 is easier on my bad eyes (I need reading glasses to see things well closer than about 20 inches).
     
  14. newellj macrumors 601

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    I don't have any inside knowledge, but with Apple's rigid product segregation philosophies, I'd be absolutely shocked if the mid- and mini-size iPads ever get stylus support.
     
  15. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    iPhone 5s- A7, iPad Air A7, iPad mini 2- A7
    6- A8, Air2- A8x, mini 3- A7
    6s- A9, Air2- A8x, mini 4- A8, Pro- A9x

    I would say next year would be
    iPhone 7- A10, Air3- A9x, mini 5- A9, Pro- A10x

    As you can see, iPhone is the favorite child. It gets the latest and greatest every year.
     
  16. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    I think we'll see one with 3D Touch, gen 2 Touch ID, and a rose gold option, but otherwise identical internals to Mini 4.
     
  17. Tapper123 macrumors member

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    A shame. I think the 8 inch form factor would be great for note taking. In fact I bought my wife a Samsung Note 8 a few years ago and she loves it.

    As someone who has used many stylus based devices over the years, as far back as the Pocket PC's and Palms, I think Steve Jobs was wrong about them. Yes, not having to always use a stylus is a huge plus on modern devices, but the option to use one is also a huge plus when it makes sense to do so. Jobs was not always right.
     
  18. StudyFlo macrumors member

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    Wow, that's just throwing with Numbers here ... Nobody knows anything about those weird life-cycles of the iPads at the moment. Let's see when the iPad Air 3 will be revealed, then you can speculate about specs and stuff about an iPad mini 5, i mean, come on, it just got refreshed some weeks ago. It's now (somehow) up to date and seems to be a (/the?) perfect tablet (at least smaller than 9,7"!).

    Oh yeah, that've been great times! But well, now deciding got a lot easier actually! :D
     
  19. newellj macrumors 601

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    Yeah, please don't think I'm saying that this (guessed) or any other (existing) product feature segregation by Apple is a good idea in my opinion. It's wacky. And of course I could easily be wrong - but if I were betting, I'd say stylus stays with the Pro.
     
  20. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Exactly my prediction as well!
     
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    Well, granted with the introduction of the plus I have no need for an iPad Mini and an iPad Air but back then it was nice to have a portsble big screen to companion my 5S!
     
  22. TheHurryKayne macrumors member

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    I think it will be like this : Ipad pro A10x,Iphone7/7+ A10,Ipad Air3 A10 or A9X,Ipad Mini 5 A9 and Ipod Touch could stay with A8 or jump to A9.
     
  23. Serban Suspended

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    iphone? or ipad pro ? seems to me A9x is better than A9, and the A10x will be better than A10. But still iphone will be in front with the features and innovations
     
  24. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    Wrong. You get more performance for the chip to device ratio. A9 in an iPhone screams better than A9x to an iPad pro.
     
  25. Rava macrumors member

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    If the iPad Air 3 comes out this year:
    A9
    Rose gold
    3d touch
    better camera

    If no iPad Air 3 till next year:
    Rose gold
     

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