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Sixth-Generation iPad Mini to Feature 8.4-Inch Display With Slimmer Bezels, March Launch Expected

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Apple is rumored to be working on a new version of the iPad mini with a larger display size, and Japanese site Mac Otakara today shared some details on the upcoming tablet with information said to be sourced from the Chinese supply chain.


The upcoming iPad mini is said to have an 8.4-inch display, up from the current 7.9-inch screen size. It will have slimmer bezels and will look similar to the iPad Air 3, a design language that Mac Otakara said Apple would also be using for the ninth-generation low-cost iPad.

The iPad mini 6 will have a design that's unified with the upcoming low-cost iPad, and will continue to feature a Touch ID Home button with top and bottom bezels and a Lightning port.

Mac Otakara believes that the refreshed iPad mini will see a March launch, so it could perhaps debut at a March event if Apple has one planned.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in May 2020 that the next-generation iPad mini would have a display that measures in at 8.5 to 9 inches. He has also said that Apple is working on an iPad mini with a mini-LED display, but it's not clear if the iPad mini 6 is the iPad mini that will have the upgraded display.



Article Link: Sixth-Generation iPad Mini to Feature 8.4-Inch Display With Slimmer Bezels, March Launch Expected
 

Serban55

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Smaller form factor with the same screen size as before would have been better. The purpose of it is to be mini. Not to get a bigger screen
its all about dimensions not the display per say
Everyone wants bigger display in the same dimensions...there is no drawback

If you go smaller form factor...the difference between iphone pro max and ipad mini will become just the aspect ratio...
There is no point in that as apple history told us
 
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AmazeSE

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Oct 30, 2017
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I think this rumour is wrong.

According the the previous rumor from the same source. The new low cost iPad would have the same design as the iPad Air 3rd gen and the price would be $299.

If the rumor is true what will the price of this iPad mini?
If it will be the same as $399 what should be advantages of buying it over the cheaper normal iPad for $299? A14 Bionic?
 
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klasma

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Time to upgrade my iPad mini 4, although I had hoped for the iPad Air 4 design. If the mini 6 keeps the same logical resolution as before, touch targets and text etc. will become slightly larger (by 6%), which is a good thing.
 
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klasma

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If it will be the same as $399 what should be advantages of buying it over the cheaper normal iPad for $299? A14 Bionic?
Maybe still a better display, like before. And of course its critical advantage is the compact size and light weight — well worth paying for.
 
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