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Rumor: Fifth generation iPad mini to return next year (but I don’t think so)

A report from China Business News — as noted by AppleInsider — says Apple is preparing a new version of the iPad min for next year.

The report says a new, low-priced model of the 7.9-inch iPad mini is slated for the first half of 2019, with the supply chain starting production for the model in late December. The article also claims that a new version of the 9.7-inch tablet is coming next year, but will have a larger screen (more than 10 inches) in a narrower frame.

Chances the rumor is true, according to the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 25%. I think the iPad mini is discontinued. The 9.7-inch (or 10-inch, if China Business News is correct) is the low end Apple tablet. And if you need a slightly smaller screen, there are the iPhone Xs and Xs Max.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.