Apple is preparing to launch a new iPad mini in 2019, at least according to sources close to the Asian production chain used by the Cupertino-based company. The report comes from China Business Times and assures that the new iPad Mini 2019 model will come out in the first half of the next year.
The last time the iPad mini was upgraded was in September 2015, which would mark almost four years between two significant updates. With the idea of launching a new iPad Mini in 2019, Apple might seek to curb the overall reduction in sales of this device.
Apple To Launch a New iPad Mini in 2019
Mass production for the new iPad Mini 2019 model would commence in late December, according to the sources.
The new report coincides with the one released in October by Ming-Chi Kuo, who has an impeccable reputation when it comes to rumors related to the production chain in Asia.
Back then, he assured that Apple is planning to renew the iPad Mini series with a new and its launch would be in late 2018 or early 2019, with prices low enough to attract more people into buying the new tablet.
Apple Partnered With Radiant, According To China Business Times
The 9.7-inch iPad at 329 dollars has been a bestseller during 2017 and 2018 for offering a lot of value at a really attractive price. Apple is looking to repeat the formula with an even smaller format and an equally attractive price.
It is not clear whether this new iPad Mini 2019 model will have a new design similar to the iPad Pro 2018 or iPhone XS with or without Face ID or if it will support the Apple Pencil. What the China Business Times does specify is that the Cupertino-based company has partnered with Radiant, a Korean display provider, a move that would further reduce the production cost for the iPad Mini.
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