Apple iPad Mini 4 Might Launch Soon With A8 Processor
Rumors are being spun around about Apple, which might be planning to launch a fourth generation iPad mini, in the upcoming few months. From what it sounds like, the update will be more of a refresh rather than a wholesome hardware upgrade. Mac Otakara, Apple’s blog, has released a report saying that the iPad mini 4 could reach your hands pretty soon, but with better features as compared to iPad mini 3 which had barely any enhancement with regard to its predecessor.
iPad mini 4’s update would allow us to expect an A8 processor, in line with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and replace the iPad Mini 3’s current 802.11n Wi-Fi with 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Moreover, the tablet might go slim as well, showing the graph move towards the upper direction for Apple’s mini 4, as it offers pretty much more than iPad mini 3’s disappointment had.
There is no argument when claiming that the third-gen iPad mini won the title for Apple’s biggest let-down. Apart from tucking in a Touch ID and gold color casing, there is no “oomph” factor being offered for the high jump in the cost from the iPad mini 2. Exactly why Apple had not included an A8 CPU in the mini 3 is one mystery no one has solved, but a refresh in the specs would still hold some chance for the tablet to come at par with the much popular Air.
Furthermore, the iPad mini 4 is also being speculated as the killer of other iPad minis. Macworld has claimed that Apple will discontinue two of the currently available iPad mini models when the iPad mini 4 is aunched: the original iPad mini and the iPad mini 3, keeping only iPad mini 2 on the shelves which is also a considerably affordable option.
Mac Otakara however, has claimed that it is still not very sure about the information it has at hand regarding iPad mini 4, so it is holding back any further suggestions. But if we do hear about a next gen iPad mini in the pipeline sometime this year, it should not catch us surprised.
There is still no word about the expected date of release of the iPad mini 4, but considering Apple has a special event scheduled for next Monday, the iPad mini 4 might just get the ticket to become a topic of discussion against the Apple Watch.