Apple released iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to the public on September 20, 2021. Deep inside the file structure of the IPSW file, one can locate the official iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPad mini 6 wallpapers. You can head there, or simply check out the official Apple wallpaper files right here in a special edition of Wallpapers of the Week.
iPad mini 6
Apple's California Streaming event wrapped up pretty quickly, all things considered. The company unveiled a handful of new products, including the iPhone 13 lineup. But arguably the star of the show was the brand new, oft-rumored, all-new redesigned iPad mini.
Apple's refreshed its phone and tablet offerings with the September 14 unveiling of the new iPhone 13, sixth-generation iPad mini and ninth-generation iPad. The gadgets are shipping soon so read this if you're about to pre-order an iPhone 13 or one of the new iPad models.
One of the best parts of the brand new, redesigned iPad mini is the fact it features an A15 Bionic processor. That's the newest chip from Apple, and it's also what's present in the iPhone 13 lineup, too. However, if you were thinking the speeds would be the same across devices, it turns out that isn't the case.
Cellular versions of Apple's sixth-generation iPad mini don't support mmWave, a faster 5G protocol that's predominately used in the United States, at all. As for the new iPhone 13, it still restricts mmWave 5G support to the US just like its predecessor, the iPhone 12 family.
Apple's virtually-held September 14 event under the tagline “California Streaming” revealed updates to the iPhone lineup, Apple's bread and butter, in addition to the sixth-generation iPad mini and Apple Watch Series 7. If you're not caught up yet, it might be a great idea to watch the new ads first to familiarize yourself with Apple's talking points before diving deeper.
Images of a purported iPad mini 6 mold have corroborated earlier reports that the next iPad mini will switch to an almost fullscreen design, with Touch ID built into a power button.
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.
Apple will update the iPad mini later this year with an overhauled design featuring slimmer bezels and no Home button though it's unclear if the refreshed tablet may adopt Face ID.
The next iPad Air should become the second Apple tablet to swap the company's proprietary Lightning port with the more ubiquitous USB-C protocol. At the same time, the upcoming iPad mini refresh should retain Lightning I/O.