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Apple’s New iPad Mini Could Drop Late 2023/Early 2024

Apple is working on a spec bump for the iPad Mini that will focus on the CPU, but it won’t launch until late next year.

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A new iPad Mini is currently in development, but is unlikely to launch it until the end of next year or early 2024. That's according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with TF International Securities.

In a tweet thread today, Kuo points out Apple is currently working on the next iPad Mini. As is usually the case with Apple products, it is unlikely the new model will have a fresh design. Instead, the big selling point of the product will be the processor.

That means users will see a spec bump over the current model, which was launched in 2021. Considering two years would have passed, I hope that bump is significant. As a refresher, the current iPad Mini has an A15 Bionic chip, 8.3-inch display, Touch ID, 5G, and USB-C. It currently costs $499 for the 64GB model.

While Kuo is hedging his bets and saying an early 2024 launch is possible. However, the late 2023 launch is more likely considering Apple's usual device schedule.

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As for the folding iPad, that is still not likely to make an appearance in 2025 as Apple's first folding device. The company is likely to launch a folding after the iPad.

While consumers have a new iPad Mini to look forward to, they may be saying goodbye to the iPhone SE. I reported last week on Kuo's prediction that Apple will ditch the budget iPhone model in 2024.

While the $400 price tag is enticing if you want an entry point into the iPhone and iOS, the SE is apparently not selling well. There is a huge selection of excellent in the same price bracket as the iPhone SE. Unless a customer especially wants a low-cost iOS device, there are better options on Android.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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