Apple is reportedly hosting an event on September 9, where it is expected to unveil the new iPhones, next-gen Apple TV, as well as new iPads. While rumors have mostly centered on the iPad Pro, it is the next-gen iPad mini that could see an unveil next month. Leakster @Onleaks has shared renders of the iPad mini 4, which shows the tablet from all possible angles. Also Read - Apple AR/VR headset mass production may be delayed until end of 2022 : ReportAlso Read - Apple Watch Series 7 first look: Classy with lots of health features
The 3D CAD renders hint at dimensions of 203.2×134.8×6.1mm for the iPad mini 4, which makes it much slimmer than the current iPad mini 200×134.7×7.5mm. This is in line with earlier rumors, which claimed that the new iPad mini will be borrowing a lot of design elements from the iPad Air 2. Also Read - iPhone sales record 150 percent growth in India during Q3 2021: Report
Since the renders show the tablet from all possible angles, the design elements carried over are quite visible. For one, the speaker grilles at either side of the lightning port are in a single row. Due to the ultra-thin profile, the mute switch seems to have been removed, and replaced with a microphone.
From what we have heard so far, in addition to the design changes, the iPad mini 4 will also be powered by an updated processor. From the leaks we have come across so far, Apple is rightly avoiding the mistake it did with the iPad mini 3. It was but a small upgrade over its predecessor with just the addition of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.