Apple iPad mini Pro could become reality any day now!
South Korean blog Naver says that with this larger-screened version of the iPad mini, Apple might consider calling it the iPad mini Pro since the tablet is used in large part by businesses. Remember those restaurants near you that give each waiter an iPad mini to take orders with? You also might find this tablet in the hands of manufacturing employees who need to know how many Spacely Sprockets remain in inventory. When the number of components gets low, the iPad mini can notify the employee so that he can reorder the necessary parts.
Kuo says that Apple might decide to reduce the bezel size of the upcoming iPad mini Pro to allow the larger 8.5-inch to 9-inch display to fit into the same form factor used in the current model. Apple could decide to eliminate the Home Screen/Touch ID button and offer in-display Face ID, in-display Touch ID, or both. The new tablet might be equipped with a mini-LED display. This technology might be employed on as many as 30% to 40% of all iPad shipments this year. Mini-LED delivers many of the same positives that you’ll find on an OLED panel, such as dark blacks, better contrast levels, richer colors, slight savings on battery life, all without the possibility of screen burn-ins. Essentially, mini-LED is the next generation of LED displays and provide users with much higher maximum brightness levels.
There is also the possibility that the upcoming iPad mini Pro will offer support for 5G, the next generation of wireless connectivity. Last year, Apple released its first 5G enabled iPhone models and there has been talk for some time now about 5G iPads. These would offer download data speeds 10 to 100 times faster than 4G speeds. HD movies that would take minutes to download would be finished in seconds. 5G data speed can lead to the creation of new technology and businesses that have yet to be created.
The iPad mini Pro could be unveiled any day now. Feel free to check in often. We’ll leave the lights on for you.