Mar 17, 2017 02:14 AM EDT
Waiting is over now for tech lovers, Apple iPad Mini 5 is going to launch soon. Probably, this is the next model in Apple's iPad 7.9-inch lineup. Some are suggesting that the iPad Mini 5 could be replaced by a different Apple tablet.
Based on a report by Macworld, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple could be phasing out its iPad mini line in favor of the iPad Pro range. According to him, three new iPad will be unveiled in this year possibly in March.These include a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a 10-inch iPad, and a new 9.7-inch model, that will be marketed as an entry-level iPad.
Now let's discuss the features one by one. Apple is rumored to be using Series 7000 aluminum for all new iPads. More specifically, the 7000-series aluminum chassis allowing the iPad to be thinner and more durable. Now when it comes to the display, iPad Mini 5 is looking very similar to iPad Mini 4 with the same 7.9-inch Retina IPS display. But here the possible addition is 3D touch.
The iPad mini 4 features the Apple A8 processor and M8 motion co-processor, so expect to see the A9 and M9 in the iPad Mini 5. As per PC Advisor, it is expected to comes with 32GB standard storage.
The iPad Mini 5 will feature a smaller-capacity battery in order to fit into 5mm frame, but using improved technology so it doesn't negatively impact run time. This device will likely feature an 8Mp camera at the rear and 1.2Mp at the front.
The iPad Mini 5 is expected to run on latest iOS 10. There are lots of further addition will be there, like IP68 Protection and Apple pencil. But Although it is possible to use Apple Pay on the iPad mini, doing so isn't seamless because it doesn't support NFC.
Though there is no official confirmation yet about price. But based on 2015's iPad Mini 4 pricing, it is expected that the price of iPad Mini 5 will range between $379to $589 depending upon various additional features. Finally, Apple could be planning a special iPad launch event at its new Apple Park HQ on 4 April.