iPad Mini 5 Release Date

iPad Mini 5 is long overdue as it has been more than a year since release of Mini 4 in September 2015.Mobile community was expecting the upgraded version of iPad Mini in September 2016 but the release wasn’t confirmed by Apple. But the new iPad Mini is expected anytime in 2017.

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In the meantime, we’re busy collecting all the rumors and educated guesses about the new fifth-gen iPad Mini tablet.


What is expected? It will be a 5mm thick case with a fingerprint scanner built into the screen. Not many rumors and guesses are made about design as it is expected to be close to iPad Mini 4. ButApple could keep it slimmer and lighter than its predecessor.

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iPad Mini 5 is certain to get a bigger 7.9 inch screen. There’re no numerous of Apple creating a bigger slate for the new iPad Mini and also all the guesses are indicating towards 7.9 inch size. It seems that Apple is stuck with that screen resolution. But somethings might change like True Tone that will be an added feature. The 3D Touch is also expected.

Camera & Battery

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Sorry, we’ve no rumors suggesting exact megapixel of the new iPad Mini camera but a guess could be made based on the camera of iPad Mini 4 and the iPad Pro. Expect more megapixels than the iPad Mini 4. Similarly, no rumors regarding battery power and it is expected that Apple will stick to the 5,124mAH battery of the Mini 4.

OS & Power

Apple’s Mini range of iPads has never been in news for cutting edge chipset and this is evident from the iPad Minis of yesteryears. Following the pattern, Apple is likely to use A10 chipset of iPhone 7 or use the A9X of the iPad Pro 9.7. If the iPad Mini 5 is launched in the first half of 2017 then it will get iOS 10 but if the iPad comes in second half then it will be iOS 11. Expect no improvement in RAM as both the iPad Mini 4 and iPad Pro 9.7 have 2GB hardware.