We’re hearing last-minute hints and rumors about new iPad models ahead of Apple’s “California Streaming” event, which is already expected to see the release of the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, AirPods 3 and potentially some accessories later in the day. . The rumors are about a new iPad Mini and a 9th generation iPad, which we didn’t expect to see at this event. It had been said earlier that these would launch alongside a new MacBook at a separate event in October.
Gizmodo Japan noticed a list of accessories this seems to confirm the rumors about the iPad Mini, according to MacRumors report. An Amazon listing for an Elecom glass screen protector has since been removed, but the protector was intended for a “small” 8.38-inch iPad. This corroborates the words of display analyst Ross Young. Claim that the iPad mini 6 would have an 8.3-inch screen. The size difference is due to a design change that mimics the iPad Air, with narrower bezels and no home button.
MacRumors also reported on rumors shared by Weibo account @PandaIsBald, which suggests we might see the ninth generation of Apple’s entry-level iPad during the event. The iPad has been out of stock in some stores for weeks. This could be due to a shortage of chips, but may also be in preparation for the launch of a new iteration of Apple’s most affordable tablet.
Apple event will end speculation
We will soon know if the rumors are true. You can Watch “California Streaming” live at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET today, September 14, on Apple TV and YouTube compatible devices.