New iPad mini likely to launch in second half of 2021, top Apple analyst predicts

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The next-generation iPad mini has apparently been delayed till the second half of 2021, a top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted Monday. Kuo believes the sixth-generation iPad mini has been presumably delayed due to provide chain constraints.

The iPad mini holds a particular place in Apple’s iPad lineup. The 8-inch display screen measurement appears excellent for smaller arms and travelling. Since the iPad mini helps Apple Pencil, the gadget can be utilized to take notes. Apple up to date the iPad Mini (fifth technology) in 2019 with an A12 Bionic processor. The entry-level iPad mini begins at Rs 34,900.

Apple has been rumoured to launch a brand new iPad mini for months, that includes a barely totally different look. The gadget is alleged to characteristic an even bigger display screen, up from 7.9 inches to 8.4 inches. But don’t count on it to have the flat-edge design of the iPad Pro or the brand new iPad Air. The upcoming iPad mini continues to have the Touch ID house button on the backside edge.

However, Kuo says Apple is internally engaged on a brand new model of the iPad mini mannequin with a mini-LED show. This mannequin received’t launch this yr, nonetheless. Apple just lately refreshed its iPad Pro fashions, and the top-end mannequin now features a mini-LED show. The new show expertise makes use of hundreds of tiny LEDs to create gentle for an LCD show. Inside the brand new iPad Pro is the M1 processor, the identical because the one contained in the MacBook Air and iMac.

Over the previous few months, the iPad has been performing higher than anticipated in phrases of gross sales, thanks to the worldwide pandemic. Apple posted $7.8 billion in iPad income in Q2 2021. That beats out Wall Street estimates of $5.6 billion.

Separately, famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned Apple plans to launch first first foldable iPhone in 2023. The foldable ‌iPhone‌ will tackle comparable units from Samsung and Huawei.

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