Just last week we got a fresh report that said a new iPad mini may arrive in early 2019, with manufacturing already underway this month. Now, we're seeing what the first iPad mini 5 case is showing off a couple of interesting details.
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Slasheaks iPad mini 5, whatever Apple names the iPad mini 4 successor.
Notably, there are a few take aways if this ends up being a legitimate case for the upcoming iPad mini refresh. First, there's an iPad Pro camera configuration. This could mean the possibility of the iPad mini 5 getting a flash along with its camera.
It's difficult to tell for sure, but it looks like a headphone jack cutout is included with this case in the top right corner (top left when looking at the front of an iPad mini).
There's also something in the middle of the device on the edge, bringing up the possibility for Apple's first-gen smart connector.
Back in October, Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the iPad Mini 5 would arrive in either late 2018 or early 2019. However, he did say it would include a "lower-cost panel".
Last week's report reiterated a low-price for the new iPad mini, so it probably does not include iPad Pro features like a Liquid Retina display and face ID.
The current iPad mini 4 sells for $ 399 in just a 128GB model. That's $ 70 more than the 9.7-inch iPad that comes with 32GB of storage. Based on multiple reports, it seems the iPad mini 5 will come in closer to the $ 300 mark.
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