In a series of tweets today, Kuo said the main selling point of the new iPad mini will be a new processor, suggesting that the device will receive only a minor feature bump. The current iPad mini debuted in September 2021 and boasts an A15 Bionic chip, an 8.3-inch display, a USB-C port, a Touch ID power button, and 5G support on cellular models. The iPad mini’s pricing starts at $499 in the U.S. for the 64GB model.
Additionally, Apple is currently working on a new version of the iPad mini equipped with a new processor as the main selling point, and the mass shipment is expected to start by the end of 2023 or in 1H24.
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) December 27, 2022
Kuo says Apple is unlikely to replace the iPad mini with a foldable iPad through 2025, as a foldable iPad would have a “markedly higher price” than an iPad mini.