Right now, the iPad mini is still a pretty small tablet. Even with a screen that measures in at 7.9 inches. But apparently Apple's ready to stretch the meaning of the word mini, and will be upping the size of the upcoming redesigned tablet's display.
There have been rumors swirling around for a bit that Apple is ready to redesign the iPad mini. A bold change for the small tablet. And now another report aims to tell us that the upcoming tablet will have one more change to the design.
Some of the claimed iPad mini 6 features will reportedly include Apple's unreleased A15 chip, with better connectivity via USB-C and Smart Connector support also part of the package.
In 2021, Apple started to make the transition to mini-LED displays with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. There have been rumors swirling around for quite some time that Apple would make that change, with more than one device expected to boast the technology in the future. But, at the same time, there are expectations that Apple's true destination is more OLED panels in mobile devices.
Apple put itself in a unique position before the start of this year's Worldwide Developers Conference. Not necessarily one it had to find a way out of, per se. However, a lot of people expected Apple to do just that.
The iPad lineup is a range of helpful tools. Whether it's the standard iPad, or all the way up to the iPad Pro, you can get quite a bit done with one of Apple's tablets. And finding the right tools to help with that is important.
iPadOS 15 is on the way. Apple showcased the new software at this year's WWDC. This year was all about cross-platform feature parity, but that's usually the case with iPadOS and iOS anyway. That's certainly the case this year.
The iPad mini has retained that familiar, big bezel iPad design for a long time. But it sounds increasingly like Apple's looking to change things up in the near future. Even before the end of 2021, even.
Apple's ecosystem isn't just about one device. It's about finding the right way to work across all the different Apple-branded products on your desk. And with two new features coming soon to macOS 12 Monterey (and, technically, iPadOS 15), it's getting a bit easier.
There are some instances where the iPad is missing out on some Apple-specific apps. The Weather and Calculator apps, for instance. And for folks who believe the Translate app would be a good fit for the iPad, well, Apple apparently agrees.
One of the biggest features Apple added with iOS 14 last year was the App Library. It did not make the cut for iPadOS 14 at the time. But Apple is now fixing that, while also expanding widget support for good measure.
Getting things done on iPad is pretty easy. Especially if you have an iPad Pro. But getting multiple things done at the same time has always been a trickier affair. But Apple's looking to address that potential sticking point with the upcoming iPadOS 15 launch.