Apple iPad Mini 7: What to expect

Apple last updated its high-end iPad Mini in September 2021
An undated image of iPad Mini 6. — Apple
An undated image of iPad Mini 6. — Apple

Having been privileged to witness the refreshes Apple struck on iPad Pro and the iPad Air last month, Apple enthusiasts now seem to be eagerly awaiting a tiny sight into what's on the cards for Apple upcoming variant of iPad Mini.

We, Gadinsider, too would like to vote for the iPad Mini being on a fairly deserving end, rather than a fantastical one, of getting an upgrade as the iPhone maker has brought — or definitely going to bring — a fresh and upgrade iteration to each of its flagship products, including the iPhone, MacBook, Apple Pencil, Apple Watch, and rest of those out there.

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When was iPad Mini 6 released

Making it more deserving of an upgrade is the fact that the tech giant last updated its high-end tablet in September, 2021. That said, three years will have passed should Apple not release the iPad Mini 7.

Fortunately, a rumour has recently brought a tide of delight, saying that the company is mulling over an overhaul for its iPad Mini. Let us give you a rundown of whatever we've gotten our hands on.

New iPad Mini display and design

As the rumour does not contain anything insightful regarding the display of the upcoming iPad Mini, it appears that it would feature the same 8.3-inch size and all-display design, as well as the Touch ID Power Button which the current ‌iPad mini‌ offers.

In light of a leak emerged last year, trivial amendments are expected, including the dislodge of jelly scrolling and a rotated screen assembly which might reduce the impact while using the ‌iPad mini‌ in portrait orientation.

Chip powering the iPad Mini 7

Unlike the iPad Pro‌ and the ‌iPad Air‌ that are equipped with Apple's M-series chips, chances are very high of the next iPad Mini‌ backed by the A17 Pro chipset — deployed on the iPhone 15 Pro models — or some other variant of the A17 chip.

On the other hand, if released after the iPhone 16 series, the iPad Mini 7 may feature an A18 chip, considering the rumours that have long hinted at A18 chips on the upcoming iPhone series.

Next iPad Mini release date

Apple is expected to launch the latest iPad Mini‌ by the end of ongoing year, probably in September or October. As Apple has plans to conduct a special October event for Macs and iPads, we might get a sneak peek into it there.

iPad Mini 6 price

The iPad Mini 6 can be bought at a starting price point of $499 for the Wi-Fi variant and $649 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model, while coming in 64GB and 256GB storage configurations, and offered in these colour options: pink, starlight, purple, and space gray.