Apple is engaged on a brand new iPad Mini with a recent processor aimed for launch late subsequent yr or within the first half of 2024, TF Worldwide Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in a tweet on Tuesday.
He additionally mentioned it is unlikely Apple will change the Mini with a foldable iPad in 2025 as a result of a foldable machine would value rather more than a Mini, making it a poor proposition as a Mini substitute. Kuo is a extensively adopted analyst with a repute for dependable Apple predictions.
Apple did not instantly reply to a message looking for remark.
The iPad Mini final acquired a refresh in 2021, as much as its sixth era, giving Apple’s ultraportable tiny pill a greater show, a USB-C port as a substitute of Lightning, a stronger processor and improved cameras — plus it added the flexibility to magnetically snap an Apple Pencil onto the gadget’s aspect.
In the meantime, foldable-screen telephones have already landed from loads of different machine makers, together with Samsung, Motorola, Huawei and Xiaomi. Apple has lengthy been rumored to be engaged on its personal foldable machine, but it surely additionally has a observe document of letting different firms carry new applied sciences and codecs to market first, earlier than homing in with its personal model later.