It was only day before that we told you about the original Apple iPad mini was pulled off from the company’s online store. A subsequent leak now gives us a hint as to the logic behind its disappearance. The launch of the Apple iPad mini 4 is approaching, and statistically its release is to be expected in the fall.
We are assuming the device might be launched in third week of November 2015 and released on October 2015. The basis of our expectation relies on the following facts:
iPad mini: Unveiled 23 October released 2 November 2012
iPad mini 2: Unveiled 22 October, released 12 November 2013
iPad mini 3: Unveiled 16 October, released 24 October 2014 after an October
Expected specs and features
Reports suggest that the upcoming Apple iPad mini 4 having aluminum panel will be slimmer than its older versions. It is expected to come with a 7.9-inch display and have better functional features than the Apple iPad Mini 2 and Apple iPad Mini 3. It might come with 2 GB RAM and the latest iOS 9.
Apple has struck a partnership with Samsung in order to build key components for the iPad Mini 4. The A9 processor that’s believed to be part of next-generation Apple devices will reportedly be built by Samsung. Apple iPad Mini 2 and iPad Mini 3 had the A8 processor.
As per Bloomberg, “Samsung will start making Apple A9 processor chips at its Giheung plant in South Korea”. From last year’s TSMC supply the Apple A8 processor chipset for Apple iPads and iPhones.
As with other Apple devices, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor is believed to be part of the slate for authentication, as well as for online mobile-based payments via Apple Pay. It will come with the Rootless technology. It is said that Rootless will make it impossible for the jail breakers to breach into the system and it will restrict access to certain raw files as well as some specific functions, for security reasons.
In any case, readers should note that, Apple has not confirmed the iPad Mini 4 specifications thus far.
We’ll continue to update this article as more Apple iPad mini 4 rumours emerge, so check back regularly for the latest information.