Last week, we reported on rumors that Apple is preparing to launch a new iPad Mini. Now a juicy leak claims to have revealed details about Apple’s upcoming miniature board.
Sources who are allegedly familiar with the iPad mini 2021 (codename J310) have told 9to5Mac that the device is “powered by Apple’s latest A15 processor, has a USB-C connection, and includes a magnetic Smart Connector”.
It is linked to previous rumors that Apple will use the same next-generation chip inside both the new iPad mini and the upcoming iPhone 13 phone line, which will be released in September.
If iPad mini 2021 do has a USB-C connection in addition to Apple’s own Lightning connection, it can open the iPad mini to a whole new world of USB-C accessories.
Finally, the new and improved iPad mini 2021 is expected to have a magnetic Smart Connector, as shown in the current iPad Air and iPad Pro, to hold the power cord in place.
In the market for a new tablet? Technical analyst Mark Gurman recently said that the new iPad Mini “should be a go” for a release this fall.
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