Apple will start the sixth generation iPad Mini in the second half of 2021, tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed. The analyst at TF Securities has included some details about the new iPad mini in a notice to investors. Apple didn’t announce the iPad mini during the Spring Loaded event, just focused on the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the iMacs, all powered by the tech giant’s own M1 chip. This led to speculation that Apple might consider launching the iPad mini later in the first half of 2021. However, Kuo’s claim dashed those rumors and predicted the rollout would be postponed until the second half.
The upcoming iPad mini is expected to be equipped with an 8.4-inch display and operated with the M1 chip. Apple last updated the iPad mini product line in March 2019 with the iPad mini 5.
When Ming-Chi Kuo got the foldable iPhone, he claimed Apple was working on a foldable iPhone iPhone with an 8 inch display. The resolution of the screen is called QHD + and it is expected to be an OLED display.
“Based on our latest industry survey, we forecast that Apple will probably launch a foldable ‘iPhone’ with an 8-inch QHD + flexible OLED display in 2023, with the SDC being the exclusive supplier of displays Samsung Foundry as the exclusive DDI foundry supplier, ”said Kuo.
The tech analyst also claimed that Apple is expected to ship 15 to 20 million units of this one-of-a-kind iPhone in its first year. “Based on the capacity plan requested by Apple, we forecast that foldable ‘iPhone’ shipments will reach 15-20 million units in 2023,” added Kuo.