Rumors surrounding Apple may point to a new device arriving in the market sooner than expected -- the iPad Mini 4.
Less than a year after the iPad Mini 3 was released, there are reports Apple is ready to unveil its successor, the iPad Mini 4. The new arrival to the iPad Mni line is speculated to run on a powerful A8 processor, the same one the iPhone series runs on, as well as feature an 802.11ac connectivity.
The most prevalent of the rumors Apple device users are banking on is the news the iPad Mini 4 may be announced sooner than expected, with a number of tech websites claiming an unveiling may be on the horizon for April.
While logic dictates Apple would have unveiled the iPad Mini 4 at last week's San Francisco "Spring Forward" event together with the Apple Watch and its new gold Retina MacBook Pro, the media has pointed out the number of times company has launched new devices weeks after an official release, although moves like these have happened few and far between in the last few years.
Motley Fool conjectured that Apple may have been holding back when it launched the iPad Mini 3 last October to keep costs down by not loading the device with a full host of features, while getting the A8 processor ready for the next generation iPad Mini device.
Users expressed major disappointment when the iPad Mini 3 was released using the same A7 processor, 802.11 connectivity, RAM and display as the iPad Mini 2, with only Touch ID and a gold variant in terms of upgrade.
With rumors of the upcoming iPad Mini 4, there have been conjectures its specs may live up to the iPad Air 3.
The iPad Mini 4 may be unveiled by April and released on the market by September or October this year.