iPad Mini 5 Release Date Confirmed For September This Year? Check Out Specs And Features!By Vinay Patel, UniversityHerald Reporter
Looks like an all-new iPad Mini is in the making and it is rumoured to follow the same release pattern as last year's device, and is slated to debut sometime within the next few months.
Several rumours doing rounds online hint Apple will take the wraps off the new iPad Mini along with the highly anticipated iPhone lineup in September and no prizes for guessing, these speculations have the fans going berserk.
The Cupertino-based tech firm unveiled its upcoming iOS 10 update during the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2016. While final version is rumoured to debut along with a slew of other Apple products in autumn this year, a beta version of the OS will be provided to the public in July, MacWorld reported.
The iPad Mini 4 was unveiled on September 9, at a press event hosted by Apple to announce the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, the new Apple TV, iPad mini and iPad Pro.
iPad Mini's September debut was a bit surprising taking into consideration that Apple debuted the original iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2 and iPad Mini 3 during October events, each time landing a month after a September iPhone release. Things apparently changed last year as Apple skipped the October event, and merged its new iPhone and iPad unveiling into a single night.
That being said, Apple did add a new date to its agenda in 2015; a March event where it unwrapped the new Apple watch and Macs.
During its March event, Apple also debuted a slew of other Apple products including iOS 9.3, iPad Air Pro 9.7, iPhone SE along with brand-new Apple Watch straps. However, the tech giant remained mum about the launch of the iPad Mini 5, and this sparked rumours hinting that Apple will probably unveil it in autumn this year - sometime in September.
In terms of specs, the purported iPad Mini 5 will sport a comparatively slimmer chassis made from 7000-series aluminium and as a result, it will be much more stronger than the previous iPad Mini devices, EecumenicalNews reported.
But that's not all, if rumours proved true, the new iPad Mini 5 will feature the 3D Touch technology which first made its appearance on iPhone 6's lineup in 2015. As far as software is concerned, the iPad Mini 5 is rumoured to run on the new iOS 10 operating system in collaboration with Dark mode.Citing the scheduled iOS device launches, its common for the product to hit the shelves more than a week after its original debut, but this didn't seem to be the case with Apple as it unwrapped the iPad Mini 4 at the same time it announced the device's retail launch.
As far as the UK release is concerned, it will probably be on the same date as the primary launch in the United States.