Kuo: Apple Likely to Launch Refreshed iPad Mini Early Next Year

Apple will launch a new iPad mini next year with mass production set to begin in the first quarter, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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In a series of tweets, Kuo said there may be no new iPad releases in the next nine to 12 months, since "the iPad mini refresh is more likely to begin mass production in 1Q24."

Kuo in December said he expected mass shipments of an updated iPad mini to start towards the end of 2023 or in the first half of 2024, so his latest tweets indicate the analyst no longer believes it will launch before the end of this year.

In his previous thoughts on the subject, Kuo said a new processor will be the main selling point of the new iPad mini, suggesting that the device will receive only a spec bump.

The current iPad mini released in September 2021 features an 8.3-inch display, A15 Bionic chip, USB-C port, Touch ID power button, and 5G support on cellular models.

An unreliable rumor from a Korean leaker previously suggested that the next-generation version of the iPad mini will feature ProMotion display technology, allowing for a maximum 120Hz refresh rate.

Display analyst Ross Young also believes Apple is already working on an iPad mini 7, but he has said the tablet is unlikely to feature ProMotion technology.

Kuo's latest predictions included a reference to a foldable iPad with carbon fiber kickstand, which he believes will be launched by Apple sometime in 2024.

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Top Rated Comments

locksmack Avatar
16 months ago
Just fix jelly scrolling and add more ram.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stromos Avatar
16 months ago

Too small to be usable as an iPad.
Too large to be a pocket tablet.
Too expensive for all of the above to not matter.

Who tf buys the iPad mini?
Ah yes the speaker for all of us has spoken.

I guess I will too.

Who uses anything bigger than an iPad mini? Anything bigger there is this thing called a laptop...

I for one have tried iPads twice and think they are completely pointless. They are always heavy and I feel dumb for not just using my laptop.

The mini has always been the ideal size for wanting to surf or watching something and have it bigger than a non plus phone. (Also don't like the monster plus phones).

That being said, the Mini is the device I would always pay more than I do now if they would treat it like a real iPad. The main new features are all gated to M1 devices and Mini owners literally are just shut-out right now.

Give me an M2 mini with a nice screen and all the bells and whistles it will be an instant buy.

I will never purchase a tablet bigger than the mini size.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gorkt Avatar
16 months ago
I'd like a mini Pro with promotion - I love the form factor of the current mini but I would love a smoother screen for it.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
16 months ago
A price reduction (make it the cheapest iPad) would be awesome ?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vagos Avatar
16 months ago

Reduce the price and you gotta deal
This! For most people the mini is a niche device for reading in bed etc. No way this use justifies 700€!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Leon Ze Professional Avatar
16 months ago

This! For most people the mini is a niche device for reading in bed etc. No way this use justifies 700€!
Have to agree Apples pricing in Europe lately, is nothing but hostile.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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