Release date, specs, features, price and more

iPad mini 7 rumors and leaks, unlike the iPhone 15, are trickling in slowly, and there appears to be some dissension from the most notorious leakers about what to expect from the next-generation tiny tablet.

When we reviewed the current-gen iPad mini, which launched in 2021, we loved its compact size, allowing us to use it with just one hand. Plus, we were floored by its fast, A15 Bionic chip-supported performance, sharp and bright display, and decent battery life. USB-C charging was another plus, as well as some camera upgrades that were borrowed from the iPad Pro (e.g., the Center Stage feature)

However, we are still crossing our fingers that Apple rectifies some aspects we dislike about the iPad mini, including the fact that it doesn’t support the Magic Keyboard. Here’s everything we know so far about the iPad mini 7.

iPad mini 7 release date

The iPad mini 7 release date has been difficult to pinpoint, but according to sources close to the matter, the launch window is some time between late 2023 and early 2024. Ming-Chi Kuo, for example, a well-respected Apple analyst and leaker, tweeted that the next-generation iPad mini is set to begin production in Q1 of 2024.

ShrimpApplePro, another popular Apple leaker, hinted that the iPad mini 7 is due to be released later this year. However, Bloomberg journalist and well-connected Apple analyst Michael Gurman doesn’t appear to concur with ShrimpApplePro. He, too, believes that the iPad mini 7 is expected to launch next year. In a January edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman said that he doesn’t expect Apple to release any significant iPad updates in 2023 at all.

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We’re crossing our fingers that ShrimpApplePro is the most accurate here (getting an iPad mini 7 unveiling alongside the iPhone 15 during Apple’s September event would be a pleasant surprise), but unfortunately, there are conflicting reports from leakers.

iPad mini 7 price

In the same way that Apple is reportedly ditching the 128GB option for the iPhone 15 Pro models and adding a 2TB configuration, we’re hoping that the Cupertino-based tech giant does something similar for the iPad mini 7.

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