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IPad Mini 5 to Be Renamed as iPad Pro Mini?

07 February 2017

It has been nearly two-year since Apple had refreshed its iPad mini lineup and iFans are eagerly waiting for the arrival of the next-gen 7.9-inches tablets.

The iPad mini 5 is expected to be released next month, but rumor has it that Apple would prefer that users call it the iPad Pro mini. However, it may so happen that the mini tablet could be renamed as iPad Pro Mini. Although many expect the same screen size as in case of the iPad Mini 4, the Mini 5 might come with higher screen resolution.

The processing memory of the iPad Mini 5 is expected to be 3GB.

There could be a possibility that Apple may terminate its iPad Air series and the iPad mini series or it could be simply taking a longer time to redesign the tablets from scratch. An analyst with KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo, made it known that the highly anticipated tablet may roll out in 3 different sizes, a 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch as well as a 12.9-inch.

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Pressure sensitivity technology and 3D Touch could be added in the new iPad Mini 5 as seen in the latest Apple devices like the iPhone 7. It's the same material which is used for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7, which suggest that the iPad mini 5 will be quite durable.

Apple will reportedly make the iPad mini 5 lighter and thinner than the predecessor.

The upcoming iPad mini 5 will reportedly be powered by the A9 or A10 processor. The iPad Mini 5 will come in 3 storage options including 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.

Apple is now testing iOS 10.3 beta and the tablet could come pre-loaded with the same and not iOS 11. The tablet could come with a smaller battery than before but the same will not affect the usage and accessibility of the device.

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The current iPad mini was released back in September, 2015 while the iPad Air 2 make its official debut about a few years back.

The cost of the device is to based at $399 (for 32 GB model) if Apple sticks to its old pricing model.

However, it is rumored that the iPad mini 5 will be thinner than its predecessor at 5mm.

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IPad Mini 5 to Be Renamed as iPad Pro Mini?