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Rumor | Apple just might resurrect its Time Capsule at the 2021 iPad and iPad Mini event

The next iPad Mini? (Source: xleaks7)
The next iPad Mini? (Source: xleaks7)
Apple has yet to update the vanilla iPad, not to mention its Mini variant, despite having been repeatedly rumored to do so in 2021. Now, new registrations with the EEC authority may point to a launch for these tablets soon. In less expected news, they have been joined on this database by what look like a new accessory for the AirPort Time Capsule, Extreme and Express.

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Apple dedicated part of its latest Special Event to its 2021 iPad Pro: therefore, the next one might have scope for the sixth-gen iPad Mini and ninth-gen iPad. This idea may have been given more weight by a new leak from the EEC device-certification authority.

It has reportedly approved a number of new Apple model numbers, associated with tablets registered as running on iPadOS 14. This sequence of new product identifiers runs as follows: A2459, A2460, A2461, A2567, A2568, A2569, A2377, A2378, A2588, A2589, A2602 and A2604. 

The similarity between some of these numbers might hint at multiple variants of what could be 2, 3 or even 4 different tablets. Besides these intriguing new signs, the EEC has also registered what is described as an access port for the pre-existing AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule and Express.

For those who might have justifiably forgotten about these products, they were most recently on the market as Apple-brand Wi-Fi routers with extra functions such as hard-drive storage in some cases. Therefore, it now looks like this line might be making a comeback of sorts in 2021.

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Apple registers new products with the EEC. (Source: EEC via MySmartPrice)
Apple registers new products with the EEC. (Source: EEC via MySmartPrice)
 
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-04-29 (Update: 2021-04-29)