It hasn’t been the best start to the year for apple having started February by crossing swords with Google and then getting caught in the midst of a widespread bug that could easily be exploited. Apple will soon look to turn things around as it is said to release a new version of its popular household device – the iPad.
The upcoming Apple product will be a new iteration to the iPad Mini which will be in its fifth edition this summer when it launches before the start of the second half of the year. The iPad Mini 5 is expected to look a lot like the iPad Mini 4 coming down to identical dimensions and a thickness of 6.1mm.
The display on the front is expected to be a 7.9-inch screen with the traditional Touch ID for authentication at the bottom. Apple is expected to retain the lighting connector and a headphone jack on the more affordable iPad Mini 5. The only difference in design comes from the change in the position of the microphone which now moves to the top centre.
The iPad Mini 5 will likely be powered by Apple’s A10 Fusion chip, last seen on the iPhone 7. However, it could also be possible that the device is powered by the A10X Fusion chip which powered the 2017 line of iPad Pro models. Support for the second generation Apple Pencil is out of the cards but it’s likely that the iPad Mini 5 will offer users functionality for the original Apple Pencil.
Besides the bad start to February, some things do feel on the right side for Apple. iPhone and iPad users recently received an update to their WhatsApp giving them the ability to lock their WhatsApp texts through Touch ID and Face ID. It was also found out that Apple is eyeing a Netflix alternative as a video streaming service of its own for launch scheduled later this year. Apple has also solved the widespread FaceTime bug with a fix and there aren’t yet any vulnerabilities we’ve come to know as speak.