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What you need to know

  • Apple is widely expected to give an updated iPad mini a fresh new look with USB-C and smaller bezels.
  • Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has again said we should expect a "complete redesign" this year.

Apple is widely expected to announce a new iPad mini before the end of the year and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has again reiterated the expectation that we will see a "complete redesign" this time around.

According to Gurman, writing in his weekly Power On newsletter, this year's iPad mini refresh is set to be a biggie.

Rumors already have the new iPad mini 6 sporting an array of improvements — not least rumors from January that have thinner bezels and the removal of the Home button bing the biggest changes. That will allow the display to grow or the overall size of the device to shrink. The smart money appears to be on the display growing to around the 8.5-inch mark.

Other rumors also have Apple going full USB-C on this bad boy, ditching Lightning completely.

It isn't entirely clear when the new iPad mini will launch, but we do expect it to happen before 2021 draws to a close. Gurman has previously pointed to "this fall" as the expected window.

This huge redesign is sure to give the new iPad mini a much-needed new lease of life, making it one of the best iPads you can pick up. We also expect new iPhones, Apple Watches, and even AirPods to arrive imminently while new MacBook Pro notebooks are also touted for a launch this year.

Apple has a busy few months on its hands — and that sounds like a great thing for us!