Whenever Apple releases a new iPhone or iPad, it usually tries to make sure it's slightly slimmer than the previous generation, even if it's by a few millimeters. And as the rumored September 9 media event is approaching, we expect this year's iPads to obey by that rule, as well.
A set of leaked CAD drawings suggests that Apple’s next-generation iPad mini will be the slimmest 7.9-inch iPad yet, with the iPad mini 4 believed to match the thinness of the iPad Air 2. The tablet's profile is expected to go from 7.5mm down to the iPad Air 2 thinness of just 6.1mm, or less than the iPad mini 3 thickness of 7.5mm.
The person who published the drawing has also released a video. In it we can see that the chassis has two rows of ten holes alongside the Lightning port versus four rows of fourteen holes on the iPad mini 3.
Apple’s next iPad mini is also believed to get an 8-megapixel iSight camera with Burst and Panorama modes, the Apple-designed A8 processor, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, a laminated display with anti-reflective coating for improved viewing experience and much more.
Back in 2014, Apple issued a minor update for the iPad Mini, adding Touch ID on the iPad mini 3 and a new gold color option. This year the device is expected to be seriously revamped.