line is typically a step behind the tech giant's bigger
. A new report suggests the smaller
is getting an upgrade that'll inject some real power into it.
A new iPad Mini is in the works and is expected to get upgrades including an A15 processor, a USB-C port and a magnetic Smart Connector, according to a Tuesday report from 9to5Mac. The A15 chip is the expected new processor that may debut in Apple's next
, while the other features can be found on the previously released
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Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
The last version of the iPad Mini arrived in 2019. The 7.9-inch tablet came with an A12 processor, and pricing started at $400. The smaller iPad is still one of the best mini tablets, according to CNET's reviewers.