Japanese blog Macotakara, which often publishes accurate information about unreleased Apple products and company news, today claims to have some reliable information on the yet-to-be-announced, upcoming iPad mini 4. Today’s report claims that the iPad mini 4 will look a lot like a smaller version of the current iPad Air 2.
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That’s not saying a whole lot considering the current version also looks a lot like a smaller iPad Air 2 in its design, but the report adds that the fourth-gen will adopt the iPad Air 2’s 6.1mm thickness, down from the current 7.5 mm, as well as its improved 8MP front-facing camera. In addition, the report speculates that the iPad mini 4 could also receive the iPad Air’s fully laminated display tech and antireflective coating for an improved viewing experience.
The report follows others claiming that an iPad mini 4 could be launched alongside a much anticipated 12-inch “iPad Pro” model. Less reliable reports claimed that Apple could push the launch of a next-generation iPad Air into next year to make room for the new iPad Pro and iPad mini 4 lineup this year, while the iPad mini could possibly be the last in the line for the smaller tablet line. The rumor also follows a claim by the reliable Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this month describing the same hardware update in store for the iPad mini.