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Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says a new iPad mini is coming later this year

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What you need to know

  • Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests a new iPad mini will launch in the second half of this year.
  • Kuo didn't go into details about the new tablet.

Apple will release a new iPad mini in the second half of this year if analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is to be believed. According to a research note that also mentioned a foldable iPhone coming in 2023, TPK is the company that will benefit from the new release.

Almost mentioned as an afterthought, the new iPad mini will reportedly see a shift from OFILM for display manufacture with TPK being the company picking up the slack. The company will see a growth in business thanks to a shift to new screen technologies including Mini-LED, while a "new iPad mini" will drive demand in the second half of this year, according to Kuo.

Unfortunately, the report doesn't go into details about what that new iPad mini will look like or what features it will offer. Previous reports claimed that the small tablet will take on a look similar to the new iPad Air. Regardless, a new iPad mini will surely come with a speedy processor upgrade at the very least.

An iPad mini with a new processor would surely make it the best iPad for kids, assuming Apple is able to keep the price down. Its small size makes it perfect for little hands, for example.

Oliver Haslam
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