The first half of 2019 will be the period in which most tablets will be released, including the iPads that Apple has been working on. This information comes from DigiTimes, a Taiwanese supply chain website.
Lower your expectations, fans
One exciting addition to the list of tablets that Apple will launch this year is the fifth generation of the iPad mini. If you are part of the Cupertino based company’s fans, you might get disappointed when you see that this iPad will not be as high as your standards-based from information provided by Mac Otaka, a Japanese blog. The reason why they state that is the fact that the iPad Mini 5 will not be too different from its predecessor. In fact, looking at their design, you will not be able to tell them apart.
What will (not) be changed in the iPad mini 5
People are not satisfied with what they hear about the next generation of the iPad Mini because it will have the same dimension as its predecessor while not giving up the 6.1mm thickness. In addition to that, the display will measure 7.9 inches as the older model in case Apple does not change the size of the bezels. The tablet is also said to be keeping the headphone jack measuring 3.5mm, the Lightning connector, and Touch ID.
There will be changes!
There is one design change that the company has decided to include and that being the placement of the rear microphone. It will be positioned in the top-center as the sixth-generation iPad’s one.
The report claims that the type of chipset the iPad Mini 5 will be equipped with is still unknown, the rumors fluctuating between the A10X that has been integrated into the Apple TV 4K and the 2017 iPad Pro or the A10 one that can be found in the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, and the sixth-generation iPad.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.