Although it has the name “mini”, the price of the iPad mini in the iPad product line is not the cheapest. Furthermore, the configuration of the iPad is also not the most basic. The iPad mini 6 released last year is pretty decent and many calls it the “A15 small steel cannon”. Due to its excellent performance and lightweight, it is now the choice for many iOS dual-gun or Android/iOS dual-machine users. Although the screen of the entire iPad product line is getting bigger, and the iPad Pro is even conspiring to 14.1 inches, the small iPad mini will continue to upgrade. The next generation mini iPad will be the iPad mini 7.
According to LeaksApplePro, the most significant upgrade of the iPad mini 7 will be a 120Hz refresh rate display. Recall that six generations of the iPad mini come with a 60Hz refresh rate. Thus, porting to 120Hz from 60Hz is quite an upgrade. Nevertheless, the iPad mini 7 will still come with an 8.3-inch full screen.
In terms of other parameters, this device will come with a 4nm A16 Bionic SoC. However, the memory will upgrade to 6GB or 8GB LPDDR5. Slightly frustrating, the iPad mini 6 won’t launch this year, but not until next spring at the earliest.
iPad mini 7 ProMotion display
There are reports that the iPad mini 7 will come with a 120Hz ProMotion Display. For those unaware, ProMotion is Apple’s fancy name for the Adaptive Refresh rate. This new technology will allow the iPad to automatically change the refresh rate between 1Hz and 120Hz depending on the usage scenario. Many companies with LTPO displays are already using this technology. One of the advantages of this technology is that it will effectively reduce battery consumption. However, there will not be a significant increase in the price of the Apple iPad mini 7. While many expected this device to arrive in the first half of 2022, this didn’t happen. We now look towards the first half of next year.