It’s the iPad mini that all fans of the tiny tablet dream of, but we recommend that you keep a cool head: The following information comes from John Prosser, whose track record when it comes to rumors isn’t without spots. That said, the equipment he describes – based on CAD files, technical drawings, and actual images of the tablet – is indeed desirable.
Apple would mind revamping the design unveiled by the iPad Pro in 2018, as was the case with the iPad Air 4, iPhone 12, and 24-inch iMac. This means a screen with rounded corners surrounded by flat slices and (generous) borders of uniform thickness. Exit Home button on the front: The power button on the side integrates Touch ID, as for the iPad Air 4, which means this iPad mini won’t embed Face ID.
Unsurprisingly, the Lightning port will give way to the USB-C port. In short, we may actually be facing a lesser version of the iPad Air 4. The speaker system will also benefit from major improvements. The dimensions of the tablet will be 206.3mm x 137.8mm x 6.1mm. A footprint very close to the previous version of the tablet, the iPad mini 5 measures 203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1 mm.
This iPad mini will have a smaller size than the current second generation Apple Pencil as a companion (will it be compatible?) Lastly, there will be three colors available: Silver, Black and Pink. This all more or less fits with the rumors heard between serious leakers Mark Gurman and Ming-Chi Kuo.