The updated iPad mini is planned to have narrower screen borders while the removal of its home button has also been tested.
This would be the first iPad mini redesign in six years. Apple has moved much of its iPad lineup to an all-touchscreen design, resulting in some iPad mini users feeling left in the dust. The update could spark renewed interest in the smaller device when it arrives. That could be as early as the end of this year.
Alongside the new iPad mini, Apple is also working on a thinner version of its entry-level iPad geared towards students which could arrive around the same time. Additionally, a new iPad Pro with a glass back is under development. More details on that device here.
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