The next-generation iPad mini will be a smaller version of the iPad Air 2, according to the Japanese blog Macotakara. If true, the iPad mini will see a bump from a 5MP iSight camera to an 8MP camera, and it will be powered by Apple's faster A8 processor. The fourth-generation iPad mini will also retain its 7.9-inch display, while adopting the thinner (6.1mm thick) body of the iPad Air 2, according to the report.
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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has made a few last minute predictions ahead of Apple’s June quarter earnings report. In his note to investors, obatined my AppleInsider, Ming-Chi Kuo estimated that Apple " shipped 54.2 million iPhones, 8.8 million iPads, 5.4 million Macs and 3.9 million Apple Watches over the three-month period ending in June." According to Ming-Chi Kuo's estimate, iPad sales have hit another slump and are down 33.5 percent from last year.
Some Apple fans were not very impressed with Apple's third-generation iPad mini which wasn't much of an upgrade from the iPad mini 2. The current model only received Touch ID while keeping the the same specs as the second-generation model. Luckily early rumors have suggested that Apple is planning to give the fourth-generation iPad mini a bigger upgrade whenever it is released, and today the first alleged images of that model popped up on Twitter.
OnLeaks posted a video of an iPad 4 chassis on the French website Nowehereelse. As you can see from the video posted below the lock/mute switch has been replaced with a microphone hole, just like the current iPad Air 2 model. The chassis also features cutouts for stereo speakers, a space for the LTE modem and place for a Lightning connector at the bottom.