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Fresh rumors: What Apple is planning for the iPad mini and Apple Watch

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In addition to the big iPhone launch in the fall and the long-awaited new MacBook Pro models, Apple will be presenting other fresh hardware products in the coming months. More details have now been leaked.

The iPad mini, which has not been updated since spring 2019, is apparently facing a fundamental overhaul. Corresponding rumors about a compact sixth generation Apple tablet have been circulating for a long time. Now the well-known leaker Jon Prosser padded this with further information.


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Accordingly, the device gets a borderless display without a home button and, for the first time, a USB-C connection instead of Lightning. The Touch ID fingerprint sensor also moves to the sleep / wake button – as is the case with the current iPad Air 4. The speakers have also been “dramatically improved”. Previously, the financial news agency had Bloomberg called similar details. The “iPad mini 6” will also receive 5G network coverage for the first time, as well as a current A14 chip, as can be found in the iPhone 12. The device should appear “before the end of the year” and be available in silver, gold and black. The display should grow slightly to 8.5 to 9 inches.

There are also fresh rumors about the “Apple Watch Series 7” expected in the fall. These come from the financial news agency Bloomberg. According to their information, Apple will be with the innovations this year rather use it sparingly. The hardware will be faster thanks to the new chip and the wireless connection will also be improved. Furthermore, there should only be a revised screen.

This should ensure smaller display edges and, thanks to the new lamination technology, sit closer to the device surface. The device becomes slightly thicker overall. Apple is planning an improved ultra-wideband functionality – what that means in concrete terms remains unclear. Supposedly, additional biometric sensors are not planned. A body temperature sensor that Apple originally planned won’t come until 2022. Apple is also continuing to work on a new blood sugar sensor, which may take several years.


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