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

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Wait for a Redesign

Wait for a Redesign

Initially it looked like Apple would keep the iPad mini's design language around for another year, but sources now point to a redesign. If it happens, it would be the device's first major design change in six years.

Early reports suggested the iPad mini 6 design would largely mirror previous models. Specifically, the device was expected to keep a Touch ID home button as well as large top and bottom bezels. A purported iPad mini 6 dummy unit leaked by Sonny Dickson backed up this information. 

A new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and Debby Wu suggests Apple will alter the design of the iPad mini.

The duo claim the iPad mini 6 will feature narrower screen bezels. Apple is also reportedly testing a design that doesn't include a home button. This doesn't confirm a redesign, but Gurman and Wu have a solid track record. 

Analyst Ross Young believes the iPad mini 6 will drop the home button. 

Leaker Jon Prosser also says the iPad mini 6 will have slimmer bezels, Touch ID in the home button like the iPad Air, and USB-C rather than a Lightning connector.

9to5Mac claims the new iPad mini will indeed come with USB-C and that it will also feature Apple's magnetic Smart Connector.

Images from techordo.com via a leaker named xleaks7 appear to show an aluminum cutout based on the iPad mini 6.

The images are in line with other leaks we've seen. They show off repositioned volume buttons and camera placement. 

So if you're interested in an iPad mini with Face ID and much smaller bezels, you might want to hang around and wait for the iPad mini 6. 

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