2The Retina Display Will Be Available
3The Same Design
4Apple’s iOS 7, of Course
5The Same Screen Size
Apple has made no indication that it wants to change the size of the iPad Mini’s display. Apple likes that the iPad Mini’s 7.9-inch screen is larger than competing 7-inch devices, while still providing enough space between the tablet and its regular iPad. For now, the iPad Mini’s screen size won’t change.
Apple has consistently kept prices the same with each new product launch. The company has done so with the iPhone and iPad and will undoubtedly follow that model with the iPad Mini. Apple likes to make customers think they’re getting more for the same price. Although that might be true, Apple is also, in many cases, generating more profit for the same price.
7A Souped-Up Processor
8More Color Options, Perhaps?
Although Apple seems committed to keeping its mobile product colors white and black, several reports have suggested that the company might try to offer a bit more flavor with the iPad Mini, eventually delivering extra color options. Apple hasn’t said that will happen, of course, but it’s possible that the next model could come with some extra color options. That said, consider this one the least-likely feature in this roundup.
10A Low-End iPad Mini?
Here’s an interesting rumor: there’s been some talk about the possibility of Apple launching a low-end iPad Mini to complement its more powerful brother. That low-end option might turn out to be a discounted version of the current iPad Mini when the new model launches, or it could be something different entirely. Keep an eye on this one. Apple looks hungry to eat Amazon’s and Google’s lunches in the lower-end of the tablet market.
11A More Stark Contrast With the iPad
One of the biggest issues for Apple right now is that the company’s iPad Mini has started to cannibalize its higher-end iPad. In future versions, Apple will undoubtedly try to address that by both delivering a better, full-size iPad, as well as more clearly identify the major differences between both products. The iPad Mini is supposed to complement the full-size version, not kill it.