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The Apple orchard is rumoured to soon receive a new product, the iPad Mini 4. Reported to be equipped with iOS 9, the iPad Mini 4 will sport some really cool features that were so far absent from its Mini range of tablets.
First things first: the launch date of the iPad Mini 4. Keeping in mind the launch dates of the previous iPad Minis that were launch in the month of October, it may be speculated that the Mini 4 will be unveiled in October and released sometime in November. However, the tab could be unveiled at Apple’s September event too. There are also chances that the Mini 4 won’t be launched this year as Apple may wish to focus on its 5.5” iPhone 6+.
One of the main features that will please multitaskers is Split View. This feature will allow the user to have two windows open simultaneously to work on. Hamza Sood, a developer, has uncovered the resource files from the forthcoming OS X El Captain’s Safari 9 browser which shows that a split view of safari on the iPad Mini can be possible.
In November 2015, the Mac Fan, a Japanese magazine had hinted, that the iPad Mini 4 would have a similar design as iPad Air, and would be powered by the A8X processor that runs iPad Air 2. However, according to the latest rumours iPad Mini 4 will instead come with the A9 processor which is likely to be launched along with the new iPhones this September. These rumours also hint that the iPad Mini 4 is expected to come with 2 GB of RAM and 802.11ac WiFi.
Macotakara, a Japanese website, suggests that the forthcoming Mini will sport a thinner frame than its predecessors. It may even sport the same thickness like iPad Air i.e. 6.1mm as opposed to current iPad mini’s 7.5mm thickness.
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That is not all; Apple apparently further intends to add to the comfort of using the tab. If rumours are to be believed, the Mini 4 will come with an antireflective coating and laminated display as seen in the iPad Air 2 that will give the user a much better viewing experience while using the tablet in bright, outdoor conditions.
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Talking about what all it may inherit from the iPad Air 2 , reports suggest that the 8 MP iSight camera and Air 2’s A8 processor are on the list of features that will be seen on the Mini 4. If these reports are true, then it would be a step up from the Mini 3 which sported a 5 MP iSight camera with an A7 chip.
The grapevine is also rife with rumours that the launch of the iPad Mini 4 will see the discontinuation of the original iPad Mini and Mini 3, while Mini 2 continues to be the less expensive alternative to the Mini 4.
The release of the latest iPad will decide if Apple’s hold on the tablet segment continues to loosen or will it revive its brand name that was once considered the foremost in the market…