Recently, rumors surfaced all over the internet that Apple might discontinue its iPad mini lineup once it launches its folding iPhone, but as per the latest developments, that is unlikely to happen any time soon.
Not only this, reports suggest that the company is now working on its 6th generation iPad mini. A few days ago a well-known tipster claimed or rather leaked that the device will come with an industrial design similar to that of the latest iPad Air and iPad Pro.
@000leaker posted that the iPad mini 6 will feature an 8.5 inches Liquid Retina display and it will be powered by an A14 Bionic processor and 4 GB RAM. The device will come with two batteries. However, it will come with a USB Type C port unlike the iPad mini 5 which comes with a Lightning connector.
iPad mini 6 will retain the speakers of the current generation iPad mini and sport the same cameras as the ones found on the iPad Air 4. Rumors convey that the device will come with Apple Pencil 2 support too.
As of now, there is no information on when the iPad mini 6 might be launched, Popular TF Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, earlier predicted that the next generation 8.5 inches iPad mini will be announced in the first half of next year. It will be interesting to see if the timeline matches.
Note that all of the aforementioned information is unverified rumors and nothing is official as of now. Though there is no further information about the upcoming device, since the leaks have started trickling out, we might hear more in the coming weeks.