We had thought iPad Mini 6 can be reported together the new iPad Pro 2021 in April, but when that didn’t happen, we weren’t sure when it would start. Now, however, we hear that it may arise in the second half of the year.
This is according to Ming-Chi Kuo (an analyst with good experience with Apple data) in a research post that 9to5Mac.
The note actually focuses on the first foldable iPhone that comes reported to have landed in 2023, but it includes a claim that the touchscreen supplier will benefit from the launch of the iPad Mini 6 in the second half of this year.
We may not see it until September
9to5Mac says it expects slate “in the fall” (which officially starts Sept. 22-21), but from the wording we’re not sure if this is going to be Kuo or if it’s just a site guess.
In either case, there’s a good chance of being accurate, as it leaves some breathing space for Apple’s latest tablets before a new slate arrives.
Whenever it arrives, you can expect the iPad Mini 6 to have a larger screen than iPad Mini (2019), with leaks suggest it is between 8.5 and 9 inches, and the incoming slate is also said to have smaller frames.
We don’t know a huge amount more about the iPad Mini 6 yet, but we expect leaks and rumors to occur before it is released.
- iPhone 13 is also expected later this year