It's been awhile since Apple announced a new iPad mini, but that may finally be changing soon.
Images that may show an updated iPad mini have made their way online. Posted to Twitter, the photos show the back of an iPad mini with a different cellular antenna than the iPad mini 4 that Apple currently sells (shown below), which is white or black plastic depending on which color the iPad mini is.
This updated iPad mini uses a new antenna design with a more minimal antenna line, helping to keep the backside more of a solid color.
In addition to the updated antenna design, it looks like this iPad mini could be a new shade of gold. The current iPad mini is available in gold, but this new model looks to be a different shade than the existing model.
Other than those two tweaks, this leaked iPad mini looks similar to the current version. There's a Lightning connector on the bottom, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a lock button up top, and volume buttons on the side.
The iPad mini currently sold by Apple originally launched in late 2015, so it's getting a bit long in the tooth. What's more, it's currently only available with 128GB of built-in storage and a starting price of $399, making it more expensive that the full-size iPad that Apple launched in 2018. A new iPad mini would be a welcome sight for fans of small tablets, especially if Apple chooses to make it a budget-friendly option like it did with the current 9.7-inch iPad.
Would you be interested in a new iPad mini from Apple?