iPad Mini 4: Spec Update Or Not?

Apple to Embrace iPhone X Design With New Colors, Bigger Screens

The new iPad Pros will come in sizes around 11-inches and 12.9-inches and include slimmer bezels. They’ll remove the home button and fingerprint sensing in lieu of an iPhone X-like gesture interface and Face ID for unlocking the tablet, people familiar with the plans said. The iPad mini, which was last upgraded in 2015, and the 9.7-inch iPad, last refreshed in March, won’t be upgraded, a person familiar with the company’s plans said.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

There’ll be a new high-end iPhone, internally dubbed D33, with a display that measures about 6.5-inch diagonally, according to the people familiar with the matter. That would make it the largest iPhone by far and one of the biggest mainstream phones on the market. It will continue to have a glass back with stainless steel edges and dual cameras on the back. The big difference on the software side will be the ability to view content side-by-side in apps like Mail and Calendar. It will be Apple’s second phone with a crisper organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, screen.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

That still doesn’t make it an iPad Mini!

Against all hope, I’m still holding out for Apple to quietly do a spec update to the current iPad Mini 4. No fanfare, just like the recent MacBook spec updates. Will they do that this or next week?

Previously here:

Schrödinger’s iPad Mini 5
Is It Too Early To Start Hating Apple? No iPad Mini 5?!
No iPad Mini 5?
iPad Mini 4 Was Once US$269 On QVC
Another Example Of 4K Video Editing On An iPad Mini 4
iPad Mini 4 Can Edit 4K Video
iPad Mini Needs A Life-Support Upgrade
More Video Love Letters For The iPad Mini 4
A Re-Examination Of The iPad Mini 4 With Google Books PDFs
Tomorrow: A Re-Examination Of The iPad Mini 4
iPad Mini 4 Price Drops Below My Expectation
PDF Tests: iPad Mini 4 iOS 11
Video: PDF Fun With iPad Mini 4 Splitscreen
Finally! An iPad Mini-Sized Book!
Video: iPad Mini 4 Extreme PDF Test (Plus Tablet Thoughts)
iPad Mini 4 AnTuTu Score
128GB iPad Mini 4 Is Now US$399

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