Apple's iPad mini 5 may come with little to no design changes, but raw power will be improved

That long overdue iPad mini 5 is reportedly right around the corner at last, but apart from a processor upgrade, it may not bring anything new to the table, according to certain sources.
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9 Comments

1. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Not bad. Gonna get one for reading and home automation.

2. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

IOW, they will continue to be manufactured bent, and apple will say that is perfectly fine. The wobble when laying flat is by design

3. bucknassty

Posts: 1325; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

so just take some unsold 4's and put a new cpu in it... cash in!

4. scarface21173

Posts: 658; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Apple sure know how to milk it.

5. md227a

Posts: 226; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

If it comes in around $220-$250 I'll be picking one up.

8. kennybenny

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Likely, $269

6. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Well, seeing Apple is into "recycling", and the fact that they did something similar with the iPhone 5SE, it's not much of surprise to hear this. I don't really care what an iPad Mini 5 might look like, as long as the internals are updated and it is roughly the same design as the iPadMini 2. Yes, it would be nice for it to follow the design of the new iPad the the thinner bezels and USB-C, but just upgrading the internals would be sufficient for me.

7. mr.joosue

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 06, 2017

Just give it an A11 and some more RAM and I'll be happy

9. Jrod99

Posts: 714; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

I’m set for tablets for a while.
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