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8 Reasons to Wait for the iPad Mini 6 & 4 Reasons Not To

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According to reliable sources, Apple is working on a new sixth-generation iPad mini. With the release getting closer, we want to take you through the best reasons to wait for the iPad mini 6 and the best reasons to skip it and go with something else.

If you’re on the hunt for a new iPad in 2021, you’ve got a lot of options.

Last year, Apple released new iPad Pro models and they come with an assortment of enticing upgrades. The company’s iPad Pros from 2020 and 2018 are also excellent and they’re also cheaper than they once were.

You should also check out the iPad Air 4, new eighth-generation iPad, 10.2-inch iPad, 2019 iPad Air, and the iPad mini 5. We’ve seen some significant price cuts on the latter three and they’re worth a look if you’re interested in buying a new tablet.

You also may have heard that Apple might be cooking up additional iPads. The list reportedly includes a new budget iPad, iPad Air 5, and a new iPad mini 6.

iPad mini 6 Rumors

Respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple is planning to launch a brand new iPad mini. He initially thought the device would arrive before the end of 2020. Kuo’s since backtracked and now claims the new iPad mini 6 will arrive in the second half 0f 2021.

A report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Debby Wu puts the iPad mini 6 release date in 2021. In his “Power On” newsletter, Gurman says the iPad mini 6 release is “is a go for this fall.”

As for the specific timing, Digitimes says Apple’s planning multiple product events for September. According to its sources, Apple will “host a series of product launch conferences in September.”

Apple’s confirmed a launch event for September 14th, but it’s unclear if the iPad mini 6 will debut at that event or another one down the road.

As of right now, we expect the first event to focus on the iPhone 13, Apple Watch 7, and new AirPods with a future event centered around the company’s new iPads and MacBooks.

With a new iPad mini on the way, that puts those of you in the market for one in a tough position. Should you buy a new iPad now or wait and see what Apple’s got up its sleeve? In this guide we want to help you answer that question.

We’ll take you through the best reasons to think about waiting for the rumored iPad mini 6 and the best reasons to go with another model.

Wait Because the iPad mini 6 Release is Probably Close

Wait Because the iPad mini 6 Release is Probably Close

We don't have a definitive iPad mini 6 release date, but most of the information we've seen points to a launch this fall.

The new iPad mini looks like it's on track for a fall release though the precise timing is unclear. Again, Apple will reportedly host multiple launch events.

We could see the iPad mini 6 launch alongside the iPhone 13 series and Apple Watch 7 on September 14th or we could see it arrive later in September or sometime in the October/November timeframe.

During an earnings call, Apple CFO Luca Maesteri said the company is expecting supply constraints to impact the iPhone and iPad. It's unclear how this might impact the iPad mini 6 launch.

If you're interested in a new iPad mini, we suggest waiting now that we're this close.

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