Several images of the upcoming mini LED iPad Pro and the long-rumored iPad mini 6 have surfaced online. The images depict the redesigned camera system of the 2021 iPad Pro, as well as the similarly styled iPad mini 6 with thick bezels and a home button.
Sonny Dickson shared images of the dummy versions of the upcoming 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro and iPad mini 6 on Twitter earlier today. The images of the iPad Pro confirm previous leaks about the redesigned camera system with LiDAR sensor and the mini LED display.
At an event later this month, Apple is expected to unveil the refreshed 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the mini LED display. The Mini LED is expected to increase the device’s thickness by up to 0.5mm, which is visible in the images because the camera system on the larger iPad protrudes less. The same ProMotion LCD display is expected to be used in the 11-inch version.
Surprisingly, the larger iPad Pro lacks the Smart Connector on the back. According to MacRumors, the Smart Connector is no longer present on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and it is unclear whether this is intentional or a mistake.
Aside from the design changes, 2021 iPad Pro models will be equipped with a faster A14X Bionic chip. The devices will also have a Thunderbolt port for connecting to external displays and other accessories. According to a report, the speaker grills on this year’s iPad Pro are also getting smaller.
Images of the iPad mini 6 are underwhelming. The images show the iPad mini 6 with the same thick bezels and Touch ID home button as the iPad mini 5. According to Dickson, the iPad mini 6 dummy appears to be “slightly thicker.”
Surprisingly, the images contradict Mark Gurman and Ming Chi-earlier Kuo’s claims that the next iPad mini will have a larger 8.5-inch display. According to Japanese Apple leaker Mac Otakara, this year’s iPad mini 6 will have a larger display and smaller bezels.
Even though it’s difficult to tell the exact dimensions from the images, it’s quite disappointing that the iPad mini will still include Touch ID and a home button. Apple is also rumored to be developing an iPad mini with a mini LED display. Does the increased thickness imply that the iPad mini this year will have a mini LED display? The only way to know is to wait and see.
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