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New leak suggests the iPad mini is finally getting the major makeover it deserves

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:03PM EST
iPad mini 4 Rumors Design Images
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Apple surprised iPad fans last year by releasing a new iPad mini model that was barely an upgrade from the iPad mini 2. The iPad Air 2 received a major overhaul and became even thinner than ever, while the iPad mini 3 got a new paint job and a fingerprint sensor… and that’s literally it. That might change this year, and purported 3D CAD images of the iPad mini 4 seem to indicate the tablet will be as thin as the iPad Air 2.

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Published on Twitter by @OnLeaks, the schematics indicate the Apple’s next-gen tablet will be 6.13mm thick, similar to the iPad Air 2.

Earlier this year, reliable apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note to investors that the iPad mini 4 will be a smaller version of the iPad Air 2, suggesting the device will receive other hardware upgrades in addition to the iPad Air 2 design.

According to a Friday report from BuzzFeed, Apple will unveil the next-gen iPhone 6s on September 9th during a special media event during which it’ll also announce various other products including new iPad models.

The leaked 3D CAD iPad mini 4 images follow below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.


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