December 7, 2023

Apple will unveil model new iPad fashions on Tuesday if current rumors are to be believed. All however the iPad Professional traces ought to obtain specs upgrades this week. Apple ought to unveil the iPad 11, iPad mini 7, and iPad Air 6. I mentioned just lately that the iPad mini 7 may be your best option for me. It so occurs that I’m in search of an iPad proper now.

I let my creativeness run wild, hoping that the A17 Professional chip that Apple introduced in the course of the iPhone 15 occasion final month would additionally energy the iPad mini 7. However I used to be additionally conscious that’s wishful considering. The higher selection for this pill is the A16 Bionic that powers the iPhone 14 Professional fashions. A model new leak signifies the A16 is the System-on-Chip (SoC) that Apple will use contained in the 2023 iPad mini era.

The leak comes courtesy of an individual generally known as On the spot Digital on Weibo (by way of MacRumors). It’s a comparatively new leaker who had correct details about the iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 collection.

Most just lately, the leaker claimed the iPad mini 7 will ship a repair to the “jelly scrolling” concern that Apple says is a non-issue.

Some iPad mini 6 homeowners found a refresh concern when holding the iPad in portrait orientation. We’re taking a look at a delay between the traces of pixels on the prime and backside of the display that seems in the course of the refresh. Not all customers would possibly discover the jelly impact. Apple mentioned it’s a standard habits for LCD screens that refresh line by line.

The leaker mentioned Apple would repair the jelly scrolling impact by rotating the display meeting. Will this result in related jelly results in panorama mode? It’s too early to inform.

Apple iPad Mini 2021 Again Picture supply: Christian de Looper for BGR

Extra apparently, On the spot Digital detailed three different upgrades coming to the iPad mini 7. An important one considerations the SoC.

Apple will reportedly go for the A16 Bionic chip. It won’t be the A17 Professional, but it surely ought to be a welcome improve over the A15 Bionic within the iPad mini 6. We’re taking a look at 10% velocity positive factors and 50% GPU enchancment. The latter, mixed with improved effectivity, would possibly make the iPad mini 7 a extra compelling selection for patrons in search of a brand new iPad this yr.

On that observe, it’ll be attention-grabbing to see what chip improve the iPad 11 will get since that is speculated to be an entry-level iPad. Then once more, the iPad mini begins at $499, a worth level Apple will hopefully maintain in place for the Seventh-gen mannequin.

The worth is a giant motive why the A17 Professional chip improve is out of the query for the iPad mini 7. An iPhone 15 Professional Max invoice of supplies estimate indicated the A17 Professional is 27% dearer than the A16 Bionic. Additionally, Apple would possibly need to dedicate all of the A17 Professional provide it might make to the iPhone 15 Professionals.

Since I’ve been utilizing the iPhone 14 Professional for over a yr, I’ll say the A16 Bionic is doing nice. I’m in all probability not even profiting from its most potential. Due to this fact, it must also supply a equally quick expertise on the iPad mini 7.

The leaker additionally identified two further iPad mini 7 upgrades over final yr’s mannequin. The iPad will get a brand new digital camera system, though digital camera specs haven’t leaked. As MacRumors factors out, the iPad mini 6 options the identical 12-megapixel rear digital camera and 12-megapixel selfie digital camera as the opposite iPads in Apple’s lineup.

Lastly, Apple will promote the iPad mini 7 in new shade choices. However, once more, it’s unclear what these colours might be. The present mannequin is available in House Grey, Starlight, Pink, and Purple.

I’m secretly hoping for a bump in storage, because the iPad mini nonetheless comes with simply 64GB of flash reminiscence. However there’s no indication that may occur.