Apple enthusiasts rejoice! If you've been chomping at the bit waiting to get your hands on a new iPad, iPhone or Mac, the wait is almost over. Recent reports are finally revealing when Apple's new lineup will officially hit stores.
According to Macworld reports, Apple will release an iPad Mini 5 device along with its new iPhone 7 and the latest iteration of the Macbook Pro this fall.
At the 2016 WWDC in June, Apple's focus was on major software updates, announcing updates to iOS, the newly renamed macOS, tvOS and watchOS. While no new hardware was unveiled at the June conference, Apple's ceremonial release of hardware updates is typically always in September.
Rumors have been swirling about possible updates since photos of the iPad 5 were leaked last week, suggesting that Apple is also working on a new variant of iPad. However, Apple didn’t confirm any of these rumors regarding the iPad Mini 5.
Apple has confirmed that the iPad Mini 5 will be powered by an A9 processor. The highly anticipated device is expected to feature a weaker battery compared to the 5124 mAh battery that the iPad Mini 4 features. However, this will not affect the battery life, as the new processor will consume less power than the A8 processor that the iPad Mini 4 has.
The iPad Mini 5 is expected to support a 3D Touchscreen feature and likewise the iPhone 7, it will NOT come with a 3.5mm earphone jack, suggesting that you will need wireless headphones/earphones to connect to your device. There are also reports suggesting that Apple might improve the display of the iPad Mini 5.
Another key feature of the new iPhone and iPad is iOS 10. However, as is common with any operating system overhaul, the new changes may make your older phone or tablet obsolete. Click here to see which models will no longer support Apple's new iOS.