Apple’s recent behavior got users worried with a lot of key aspects of Apple’s usual release schedule being neglected or skipped entirely.  At their Hello Event, Apple only introduced new MacBook upgrades, which will come with an OLED touch bar. Since the announcement of the current generation iPad Mini from last year, Apple only released continuations for a couple of their lines, namely the iPhone 7 devices and the new generation of the Apple Watch.

There are also rumors about the company putting an end to their Air device family, as Apple skipped some of the anticipated upgrades.

Good rumors fly in however, regarding the release of new tablets. The iPad Mini 5 is speculated to get a release date in the first quarter of 2017.



While still a way to go until Q1 2017, fans are eagerly waiting for more updates on the newest Apple tablet to hit stores. The iPad Mini 5 would be the continuation of Apple’s popular Mini line. And some of the speculated specifications for the device are circulating all over the internet.

The iPad Mini 5 is believed to feature a 9.7 inch screen, which would add 1.8 inches to the display size of the iPad Mini 4. The screen is also set to include the Retina Display technology, as well as 3D touch sensitivity, while also being pressure sensitive.

Sources are reported to place the 12 core A9 processing chip in the device, with help from the PowerVR graphics. In terms of memory, users will benefit from the support of 3 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal storage, with 32 and 64 GB versions available. The iPad Mini 5 is reportedly sporting a 8 MP camera on the back, with a complementary 1.2 MP on the front panel. The battery that will power all these components is supposedly a 5124 mAH battery.

Other notable upgrades from its predecessor include a better aluminum for the casing, a lighter and skinnier design and the removal of the jack port for headphones, therefore, making the tablet resistant to both water and dust.

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