7 Reasons to Wait for the iPad Mini 6 & 5 Reasons Not To
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7 Reasons to Wait for the iPad Mini 6 & 5 Reasons Not To



According to reliable sources, Apple is working on a new sixth-generation iPad mini. With a release reportedly in the works, 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 2018 iPad Pro models are also excellent and they’re also much cheaper than they once were.

You should also check out the new 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 might’ve heard that Apple might be cooking up additional iPads. The list reportedly includes a high-end iPad Pro 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, but that’s changed.

Kuo’s backtracked and now says that Apple hardware with mini-LED technology, the same tech that’s supposedly on board the iPad mini 6, will arrive in 2021.

A newer research note from Kuo backs this up. The analyst claims a new version of the iPad mini should launch sometime in the first half of 2021. An even newer note suggests the same.

Korean outlet ETNews reports that LG is set to supply Apple with the mini-LED displays for new iPads. It claims the new iPads will launch in Q1 2021.

Japanese blog Mac Otakara believes the new iPad mini 6 will launch in March alongside the new iPad Pro.

Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman has dismissed rumors hinting at a March 16th launch event. There’s still a chance Apple holds an event in March, but it just won’t happen on that date it seems.

In a video from February, Gurman outlines Apple’s plans for 2021. And while he mentions the new iPad Pro and a budget iPad, he doesn’t mention a new iPad mini.

A new post on Korean blog Naver states that Apple will release a new “iPad mini Pro” in the fall. The sketchy rumor claims the device will have an 8.7-inch display.

One leaker believes Apple won’t launch a new iPad mini in 2021 so the release is up in the air at this point.

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  • 7MP TrueDepth front camera
  • Face ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay

With new iPads 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 Date Might Be Close

Wait Because the iPad mini 6 Release Date Might Be Close

We don't have a definitive iPad mini 6 release date, but there's a chance it arrives in March alongside a new iPad Pro.

All of the information we've seen points to a launch in 2021 though there's also a possibility a new iPad mini gets pushed into 2022.  

So, as of right now, the best case scenario is a launch during Apple's March launch window. And while there's no guarantee that happens, those of you interested in a new iPad mini might want to hang around and wait for Apple's to make its announcements. 

We don't have a date yet, but if Apple is planning to showcase new products in March, we should get one in the near future. 

If you're interested in a new iPad mini, think about waiting.

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