Apple is working on a brand-new iPad Mini, and major shipments are probably going to start at the end of 2023 or in the first part of 2024, according to the most recent information posted on Twitter by reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Kuo stated in a Twitter thread today that the upcoming iPad Mini’s main selling feature will be a newer CPU or chip, suggesting that the gadget will only see a spec bump. Additionally, he clarifies why Apple’s first foldable phone won’t take the place of the mini.
It is now clear that Kuo’s April prediction that Apple’s first foldable gadget may debut in 2024 may be revised. He changed the deadline to 2025 for a folding iPad or iPhone/iPad model.
For the avoidance of doubt, today’s forecast does not suggest that Apple will miss the anticipated 2025 launch of foldable smartphones. Instead, it suggests that Apple’s smallest tablet won’t be replaced because the first foldable device won’t be inexpensive compared to an iPad Mini.
Kuo predicts that the revamped iPad Mini 6’s replacement will be available “by the end of 2023 or in the first half of 2024.” This implies that it might not be ready in 2023 for a fall debut or the peak holiday shopping period.
To remind you, Apple released the iPad Mini (6th Gen) with an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display, an A15 Bionic chip, and 5G support in September 2021.