In what can be termed as the closest to reliable information on the impending release of the iPad Mini 5 by Apple in a new avatar, Apple’s manufacturing partner has shared some information with its investors. According to the company, Compal Electronics, it is into expanding its manufacturing capacity across multiple locations to meet the orders from Apple.
Confirming the Already Available Information
The iPad Mini has been very much in the news for the past several weeks. Though much of it has been in the realm of speculation, there were very little doubts that Apple will definitely come up with an all-new iPad Mini 5th edition with some design changes and with a lot of new features. But these were not backed by any solid and confirmed information. Now, this press briefing by Compal more or less gives the rumors some kind of finality.
Compal is a known partner for Apple Inc building its iPads and Apple Watches for many years. The company operates its plants in China, Taiwan and Vietnam. Now the existing capacity in these plants is being augmented, Compal’s CEO, C.P. Wong is reported to have told the investors recently. The company says its major sources of income come through these products, which he described as “non-PC” products. His statements appear to corroborate what the observers have been speculating over the past few weeks.
iPad Mini 5 and iPad Expected
To recap what has been already said before, Apple is likely to hold an event in March as it does every year and make some fresh announcements on these two products, the iPad and the iPad Mini. The new iPad may be called the iPad Mini. Since it has not received any major upgrades for the last three years, there are immense possibilities that the company will use this occasion to make the design changes, maybe add a new processor and even the smart keyboard and Apple Pencil features from the iPad Pro.
The iPad is being predicted to have a 10-inch display with thinner bezels and some more changes including the smart keyboard and Apple Pencil.
The price of these two tablets will also be speculated by the market till the company makes some official declaration.