iPad Mini With Slimmer Bezels and No Home Button Coming Later This Year

Apple is working on a revamped version of the iPad mini that will feature the first design update the smaller-sized tablet has seen in six years, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

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The updated ‌iPad mini‌ will feature narrower screen bezels, with Apple also testing a design that does away with the Home button. We've heard several prior rumors about Apple's work on a new version of the ‌iPad mini‌, which could feature a display that measures in at 8.5 to 9 inches, a notable increase from the current 7.9-inch display.

Images of an ‌iPad mini‌ dummy model even leaked earlier this year, though it is not clear if that dummy model was accurate as it did feature a Home button.

In addition to a new ‌iPad mini‌, Apple is also working on a thinner version of the low-cost entry-level iPad that's aimed at students, with both the ‌iPad mini‌ and the new low-cost ‌iPad‌ planned for "as early as the end of this year."

Bloomberg's report also highlighted a new iPad Pro coming in 2022 that could feature MagSafe wireless charging capabilities as well as the ability to reverse charge other wireless devices.

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Top Rated Comments

DJC631 Avatar
16 months ago
Finally! :D
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macOS Lynx Avatar
16 months ago
I sure hope so. The mini is an absolutely underrated device. I love mine to death. It’s the perfect complement to my MacBook Pro.

An updated model with a bigger Liquid Retina display, Lock Button Touch ID, Pencil 2 support, stereo speakers, and an A14 would be my dream iPad.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Anson_431 Avatar
16 months ago
The only thing I wish for: Please may it be real THIS TIME? ?
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kung gu Avatar
16 months ago
this and 16" MBP M1X is a killer combo
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jchap Avatar
16 months ago
Although not having such wide bezels gives you more room for viewing and working with content, perhaps the reason why the bezels on the mini have been as wide as they have been is because that makes it easier to hold.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
munpip214 Avatar
16 months ago
Just give me an iPad Pro Mini already.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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