Next iPad Mini Still Not Expected Before Late 2024 at the Earliest

Apple last week announced a new raft of iPad Pro and iPad Air models, but news about a new iPad mini was conspicuous by its absence.

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Apple has not updated the iPad mini since 2021, so it is certainly ripe for a refresh, but fans of the smaller 8.3-inch device will have to wait a while longer for a seventh-generation model, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

Writing in his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman cautioned his readers not to expect a new iPad mini model "until the end of this year at the earliest." In other words, don't get your hopes up for an iPad mini 7 announcement during Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

Gurman expects the next iPad model to feature a newer processor, but few other changes. Other sources have claimed new camera upgrades could be included, as well as a potential fix for the "jelly scrolling" display behavior on the latest model.

Gurman previously said that a new entry-level iPad model is similarly unlikely to make an appearance before late 2024 at the earliest. The current low-end iPad was last updated in October 2022.

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incidentallycheckout Avatar
2 weeks ago
It won't happen cause they will keep some features as pro-exclusive (can't blame them).

But I wish the new mini had ProMotion, Face ID and OLED. Or any of those things.

Give me an iPad Pro mini. What's one more model to the growing list at this point?
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
madmin Avatar
2 weeks ago
If an Apple product has Pro in the name you get their latest

If it has Mini in the name you get to wait the longest

Air in the name anything goes
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
2 weeks ago
Hopefully, the update will be more than the chip. I really like the mini.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SanderEvers Avatar
2 weeks ago

I always have a slight fear that the iPad Mini will be dropped from the lineup entirely.
IPad mini is quite popular. Especially in retail as a handheld POS system. They won't drop it.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nik Avatar
2 weeks ago
Lackluster… and a huge missed opportunity in that market segment.

We need an iPad Pro mini!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Elusi Avatar
2 weeks ago
Meaning he probably hasn't heard much at all I guess, so it's safe to assume they're pretty far away.

I can imagine both the A16 and the A17 Pro as iffy candidates to replace the A15 with. The A16 is simply too small of a jump and the A17 Pro seem to be a one-off.

So, I'm calling it now. An A18 iPad Mini with a rotated display-controller to shut down the jelly scroll blab. Not much else will change because quad-speakers, FaceID and 120Hz didn't make it to the new Air.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)