Apple iPad mini 4 CAD render shows 6.1mm-thin body, iPad Air 2 design influence


About a month ago, we told you that a report from China claimed to shed some information about the upcoming Apple iPad mini 4. According to the report, the fourth-generation Apple iPad mini will come with a thickness of just 6.1mm, which is exactly the thickness of last year's Apple iPad Air 2.

An alleged render of the Apple iPad mini 4 leaked online yesterday courtesy of French tech blog Nowhereelse. The recently-leaked CAD render appears to lend further credibility to the previous report, revealing an iPad Mini tablet that clearly shares the design language that Apple used on the iPad Air 2, as well as its slim, 6.1mm-thick body. Check out this video for a 360-degree view of the CAD render:

Back in 2014 when Apple introduced the iPad mini 3, many fans of the compact tablet form factor were left disappointed by the tablet. Compared to the iPad mini 2, a device that Apple marketed as the iPad Mini with Retina, the only change brought by the mini 3 was the addition of a Touch ID fingerprint scanner. At this point, we have no information on the potential internal specs that Apple plans to equip the iPad Mini 4 with, but we're optimistic that the processing power will see a notable bump. Reason suggests that Apple will not test the patience of iPad fans by launching the same tablet - as far as the internal specs are concerned - three times in a row.

Apple has historically unveiled new iPads in October, but if a recent rumor is to be believed, Apple will officially introduce new iPads (a new Mini, a new Air, perhaps the often rumored 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro as well) alongside the iPhone 6S series on September 9.

What would you guys think of an Apple iPad Mini 4 that shares the design lines of the iPad Air 2?

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