The latest rumors about Apple usually talk about the new iPhone 13, the future iPhone with a folding display, the refresh of the MacBook Pro and the new iPad Pro with a mini LED display. However, the latest report suggests that the new foldable iPhones could affect the iPad mini.
According to the latest MyDrivers report, Apple may be planning to get rid of the iPad mini to favor the arrival of a new and larger iPhone with pen support. This isn’t the first time we’ve had rumors claiming that Cupertino is working on providing pen support for its smartphones, as we’ve already heard that the foldable iPhone is expected to arrive with this feature. This foldable iPhone is expected to arrive diagonally with a 7.3 to 7.6-inch screen, and rumors suggest it could arrive by 2023, though MyDriver is brave enough to claim that this foldable device will arrive in September 2022. Now, we can’t confirm or deny that the foldable device will replace the iPad mini, but there definitely seems to be a chance that both products will coexist.
Let’s remember that iPads continue to evolve and we may soon be able to see more iPad models with smaller bezels, which means we could soon get more real-world displays on a smaller screen. Apple’s upcoming foldable iPhone reportedly comes with a foldable design, which wouldn’t make it an iPad mini alternative. However, if we were to see a design like the one on the Galaxy Z Fold 2 or the recently launched Huawei Mate X2, it would be easier to believe. There is also information to suggest that Apple is getting help from LG to develop flip screens for this new device, although we can expect Samsung to be Apple’s main supplier for OLED flip screens. Previous rumors claim that Samsung has already provided Cupertino with several collapsible boards to test on their collapsible prototypes.
Via GSM Arena