Apple's Next-Gen iPad Mini Delayed Until Late 2024 or 2025

Apple's next-generation iPad mini is not expected to be released until late 2024 at the earliest, according to Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. The updated model is likely to feature a faster processor, such as the M1 or M2 chip, but may not include significant design changes.

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Apple's Next-Gen iPad Mini Delayed Until Late 2024 or 2025

Apple's Next-Gen iPad Mini Delayed Until Late 2024 or 2025

Apple fans eagerly awaiting a new iPad mini will have to be patient, as the tech giant is not expected to release an updated model until late 2024 at the earliest, according to Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. The current 8.3-inch iPad mini, could, update, mini, end, year last refreshed in 2021, will remain Apple's smallest tablet offering for the foreseeable future.

Why this matters: The delayed release of the next-generation iPad mini may impact Apple's market share in the tablet industry, potentially allowing competitors to gain ground. Additionally, the update's focus on internal hardware improvements rather than design changes may signal a shift in Apple's product development strategy.

In his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman cautioned readers not to expect a new iPad mini announcement during Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2024. Instead, he suggests that the next-generation iPad mini will likely feature a faster processor, such as the M1 or M2 chip, but may not include significant design changes or upgrades beyond the internal hardware.

Gurman's insight aligns with his previous reporting from April, where he stated, "A new, mini, models, launch, end, report will be released at 'the end of this year at the earliest.' It will have a faster chip inside, but no other major upgrades." This timeline pushes the potential release of the updated iPad mini to late 2024 or possibly even 2025.

While Gurman's report focuses on the processor upgrade, other rumors suggest that the mini, launch, end, year, specifications, mark, lea may also feature camera improvements and a potential fix for the "jelly scrolling" display issue that some users have experienced on the current model. However, these additional upgrades remain speculative at this point.

The delayed release of the next-generation iPad mini comes as Apple recently unveiled its new iPad lineup for 2024, which includes the M2-powered iPad Air with 10.9-inch and 13-inch Liquid Retina displays and the M4-powered iPad Pro with 11-inch and 13-inch Tandem OLED screens. These new models, along with the Apple Pencil Pro and updated Magic Keyboard, headlined Apple's recent "Let Loose" event on May 7, 2024.

As Apple enthusiasts look forward to the company's future product releases, the mini, release, date, tech, giant, likely, launch, extended wait for a new iPad mini may disappoint some. However, the anticipated processor upgrade and potential display and camera enhancements suggest that the next iteration of Apple's smallest tablet will be worth the wait.

Key Takeaways

  • New iPad mini release delayed until late 2024 or 2025.
  • Next-gen iPad mini to feature faster processor (M1 or M2 chip).
  • No significant design changes or upgrades expected.
  • Potential camera improvements and "jelly scrolling" fix.
  • Delayed release may impact Apple's market share in tablet industry.