Tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will launch its foldable iPad in 2025 but the tech giant does not plan to replace the iPad mini with it.
Foldable iPad will be more expensive than the iPad mini
In his latest Twitter thread, Kuo confirmed that the tech company developing a foldable iPad model which would debut by 2025, not 2024. However, Apple would not replace its iPad Mini with the upcoming foldable iPad because it would be priced higher than the Mini.
I think it’s unlikely Apple will replace the iPad mini with a foldable iPad in 2025, which may be contrary to what some media previously predicted. It’s because a foldable iPad will have a markedly higher price than an iPad mini, so such a replacement is not reasonable.
Furthermore, he said that the tech company was also working on a new iPad Mini model with an advanced processor expected to launch in late 2023 or early 2024. With a new processor, the upcoming iPad Mini 7 is likely to be faster than the current iPad Mini 6. Launched in 2021, the sixth-generation iPad Mini is equipped with an A15 Bionic chip which also powers iPhone 13 series and iPhone 14 models.
Additionally, Apple is currently working on a new version of the iPad mini equipped with a new processor as the main selling point, and the mass shipment is expected to start by the end of 2023 or in 1H24.
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