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Upcoming Apple iPad Mini 4 may be as thin as 6.1 mm

Upcoming Apple iPad Mini 4 may be as thin as 6.1 mm
Upcoming Apple iPad Mini 4 may be as thin as 6.1 mm
Supposed rendering shows a significantly thinner chassis and hints to a faster processor.

First sightings of the iPad Mini 4 came last month via a Japanese blog citing "reliable sources". Now, a new rendering is allegedly revealing additional details on the upcoming Apple tablet including its thinner chassis and similarities to the iPad Air 2.

The new source suggests that the iPad Mini 4 will be just 6.1 mm thick and thus significantly thinner than the 7.5 mm iPad Mini 3. This would also make the tablet thinner than the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 by half a millimeter, though still thicker than the Dell Venue 8 7000 by just one-tenth of a millimeter. Meanwhile, it appears unlikely that Apple will reuse the same A7 SoC found on the iPad Mini 3 and will turn to a newer processor for the next generation model.

Exactly when the new iPad will be announced is not yet known, but any potential announcements would likely happen this September during the next iPhone press conference. Aside from the iPad Mini 4, Apple may also announce the iPad Air 3 or iPad Pro with a 12-inch or larger display.

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Sebastian Schneider/ Allen Ngo, 2015-08-13 (Update: 2015-08-13)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.