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New iPad Mini 6 rumors mention an A15 chip and a Smart Connector

Apple iPhone 12 vs. iPad Mini 6 render
Apple iPhone 12 vs. iPad Mini 6
Expected to hit the market in a few months with a design inspired by the latest iPad Air, Apple's upcoming iPad Mini tablet is rumored to use the A15 Bionic processor. The slate, currently codenamed J310, is also supposed to feature USB-C connectivity and a magnetic Smart Connector.
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The Apple tablet that will probably hit the market as the iPad Mini 6 is currently known as J310 and, according to insiders familiar with the matter who spoke to 9to5Mac, it will launch with the A15 Bionic inside, as well as flexible connectivity options and a modern design.

Just like the new iPhones that should hit the market later this year, the upcoming iPad Mini is supposed to use the A15 Bionic processor. A more powerful variant, dubbed A15X, is apparently being developed for the upcoming iPad Pro slates.

In addition to the aforementioned processor, the iPad Mini 6 will feature USB-C connectivity, providing support for an entire array of affordable accessories. To make it all even better, Apple is also planning to add a Smart Connector that will make the tablet compatible with existing iPad Air and iPad Pro accessories.

The J310 could launch alongside an entry-level model, which is currently codenamend J181. This slate is rumored to use the older A13 Bionic processor and its design is inspired by the 2019 iPad Air 3.

As usual, all the above should be taken with a grain of salt for now, but feel free to hit the comments section and let us know which features you would like to get with the next-gen iPad Mini.

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Codrut Nistor, 2021-07-20 (Update: 2021-07-20)