Apple is expected to launch its iPhone 7 and MacBook Pro 2016 in September. Couple of reports claim that the company could launch iPad Mini 5 along with these hardwares. Here are the details about iPad Mini 5 release date, specs and price.
Apple released iPad Mini 4 on Sept. 9, 2015 and could launch next-gen iPad Mini exactly after an year. The company is rumored to announce iPhone 7 on September 9 and there are chances that iPad Mini 5 could be announced on the same date. However, the company has not provided any detail regarding the launch or specs of upcoming tablet.
The next-gen iPad Mini could be waterproof and dust-resistant with a 7000-series aluminium chassis. The new tablet is supposed to be thinner than the current model. Similar to iPhone 7, iPad Mini 5 could be launched without the 3.5mm earphone jack.
Rumors have it that iPad Mini 5 would be fitted with the same 7.9-inch Retina display as iPad Mini 4.However, Apple could deploy 3D Touch pressure-sensitive screen tech in iPad Mini 5 as it is already there in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models.
Processor and Storage
The upcoming iPad Mini 5 is supposed to be powered by latest Apple A9 processor. There is no solid information about the RAM. However, the onboard storage is expected to get an upgrade. There are rumors that the company could ditch 16GB models of both iPhone 7 and iPad Mini. The upcoming tablet is supposed to roll out in three variants including 32, 64 and 128GB onboard storage.
Apple has recently released the fourth preview of iOS 10 to its registered developers and is expected to roll out the latest iOS in upcoming iPhone 7 and iPad Mini 5. The new iPad Mini 5 will most probably roll out with pre-installed iOS 10.
The camera will remain the same as current tablet. The new iPad Mini 5 will be fitted with 8MP main camera and 1.2MP front camera for facetime, reported MacWorld.
According to MacWorld, Apple could use the smaller battery in iPad Mini 5 to reduce the thickness of the device. The current iPad Mini has 5,124mAh battery and iPad Mini 5 will be powered by comparatively low battery. However, it will not affect the performance and battery life as A9 processor is supposed to be more more efficient than current A8 processor in iPad Mini 4.
Apple is expected to roll out iPad Mini 5 starting at approximately $450 for 32GB variant. The 64GB model will cost around $500, and the buyers will have to pay $600 for the 128GB variant.
These specs are based on the rumors circulating on the internet. The actual device could be different in terms of hardware configurations and design. The price could be different for different territories. TheBitBag team will update the information as more details about iPad Mini 5 release date and specs emerge.