In late October, respected analyst Ming Chi-Kuo said that Apple is working on an updated version of the compact tablet iPad Mini. And it seems that this prediction starts to come true – yesterday, Chinese media reported that the company indeed plans to launch the iPad Mini 5. It is expected that a new generation of compact tablet computers will be presented at the next presentation of the Apple, presumably, next spring.

Last iPad Mini was updated three years ago — in 2015. What is surprising Apple has not removed it from the sales over the long term. iPad Mini 4 can still be purchased at the official online store for 29990 rubles for the version with hard drive 128 GB.

According to insiders, the company is ready to begin mass production of compact tablets of the new generation. Alas, while there is no reliable information with regards to possible changes in the appearance of the device. We only know that the coming novelty will receive the modern design, the actual processor, and stylus support Apple Pencil. The cost of the device should not exceed $ 350.

In addition, Apple will introduce the successor to “budget” iPad. It is expected that the screen size of the tablet of the future will increase from 9.7 to 10 inch due to the smaller framework. Of course, the updated internal components. The price will remain the same.

Suppliers argue that such a step Apple has gone due to low sales of the iPad. Releasing a new model, the American Corporation intends to strengthen its position and increase profitability in this area.