Apple reportedly working on new iPad Mini with A15 processor

Will this upgrade make more people want the smaller tablet?

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This little fellow could be getting a boost. 

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Apple 's iPad Mini line is typically a step behind the tech giant's bigger tablets . A new report suggests the smaller iPad 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 iPhone , while the other features can be found on the previously released iPad Pro and iPad Air

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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.