It has only been a few months since Apple’s iPad event last year which brought us the iPad Air 2. At the event the company also unveiled a refreshed iPad mini but people with largely disappointed with the changes, or lack thereof, that Apple had made. This is the reason why rumors are now circulating that the company could introduce a refreshed “iPad mini 4” in the near future which brings the A8 processor and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
The iPad mini 3, unveiled at the event last year, came with the same processor as its predecessor. Since no changes were made to the design many thought it wasn’t even worth buying.
According to a rumor out of Japan, the iPad mini 4 might be announced soon, and that it will sport Apple’s A8 processor and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Both components are found on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus but doesn’t come up to the A8X processor which powers the iPad Air 2.
The only addition made to the iPad mini 3 last year was Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor. It is expected to hang around in the refreshed tablet.
Apple is selling the iPad mini 3 for $399. That’s a $100 premium on the iPad mini 2, which is still being sold, and the only difference between the two models is the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. So it would certainly make sense for Apple to refresh the power package on this tablet.
The company has not officially confirmed yet if this is going to happen, however it has an event scheduled for tomorrow, perhaps we might get an announcement.