Yes, you read that right, the iPad Mini 4 is having a successor, the iPad Mini 5, but it is not going to see the light of day sometime soon.
If the leaked specs would yield to be true, users can expect a mini tablet with 7.9-inch Retina display, 3B RAM, 32GB internal memory which can be upgradable to up to 256GB with an SD card.
iPad Mini 5 Release Date Update
Earlier speculations suggested that the iPad Mini 5 would be released on the third quarter of this year, but September is almost over and there’s no Mini 5 showing. According to recent reports, with the Cupertino-based company focused more on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as well as the second series of Apple watches, it is expected that the new iPad Mini model would be highlighted early next year.
It can be remembered that last September 2015 when Apple unveiled its iPad Mini 4 along with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the device was immediately placed in the shelves. It was sold immediately right after announcement, leaving no room for the buzz to spread, contributing partially to its lackluster sale.Apple probably learned from its past experience, which is why we cannot expect the new iPad Mini to come out this year.
How much will the iPad Mini 5 Cost in the US?
Rumors have it that Apple will tend to keep the iPad of its mini line-up while slashing down the price of its previous mini model. If this was to be true, we can expect the Mini 5 to be priced at $399 for 16GB model (if this won’t be scrapped). Reports have it that Apple likely to go for 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB models for the new iPad, so the price could be several dollars higher than expected.