Even though the tablet market has been sluggish for a couple of years now, the compact tablets have always been doing well compared to their bigger counterparts. And, this time around, Apple is expected to pack top-of-the-shelf configurations in the upcoming iPad Mini 5.
For those saving-up to purchase this heavily-rumored device, the wait may not be very long as the iPad Mini 5 release date is reportedly set in September. Apple might release this slate alongside another heavily-anticipated series, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.
To top it off, the second-generation Apple Watch has also been rumored to make a grand entry on the same occasion. However, the release of?the MacBook Pro 2016 has apparently been postponed to 2017.
Not to forget, the?Apple iOS 10 and the?macOS Sierra have garnered enough attention from the Apple fans community across the globe, and of course, the developers too. As Pangu and TaiG try to nail the?iOS 9.3 jailbreak, Apple?s iOS 10 features and security aspects have taken over the tech forums. It goes without saying that the upcoming mini tablet will run the iOS 10 out of the box.
Speaking of key?iPad Mini 5 specifications and features, top analysts and critics suggest that the upcoming slate will be slimmer than the current-generation device. However, Apple fans should not expect any over-the-top design changes in the exterior.
Reports also suggest that the 3D Touch display is headed to the iPad Mini 4 successor. At this point, the pressure sensitive display technology is just evolving and there?s plenty of room for improvement. Once perfected, this feature might catapult the dynamics of the touchscreen technology for the smartphone industry.
Furthermore, this pressure sensitive technology will not remain as an exceptional feature confined to the top-end devices, but will turn into a norm sooner or later. Much like how the AR-based?Pokemon GO gaming app is forcing OEMs to make fat smartphones so as to accommodate bigger batteries to cater to this game?s requirement. This is a new era where new technologies take priority over the tried and tested features of the devices.
Under the hood, Apple?s A9 SoC will power the tablet. The tech giant will apparently get rid of the 16GB model of the iPad Mini 5 tablet. Instead, the choices are believed to be 32GB, 64GB or 128GB.
Apple is not known to offer dust and water-resistant devices. But, nowadays, not just the high-end devices, even the upper-mid-range ones are flaunting this feature. Needless to say, the pressure is on Apple to bite the bullet soon. This is precisely why the rumors of dust and water-resistant exterior (i.e. IP rating) constantly pop up.
In any case, readers should note that Apple has not confirmed the rumored iPad Mini 5 specifications and features thus far.