On the heels of recent rumors that Apple may not be releasing the much-anticipated iPad Air 3 in 2015, but could concentrate on the compact version called the iPad Mini 4, a new report says that the mini tablet will not flaunt any over-the-top configurations as rumored earlier.
According to Tech Times, the Apple iPad Mini 4 will not feature any significant improvements when compared to the predecessor iPad Mini 3. The immediate question that comes to the mind is -- what could possible make Apple go slow and cautious?
Apple apparently faced some problems pertaining to the sales of the newly released wearable Apple Watch. The lack of interest in the recent release has apparently made Apple to be cautious with this year’s impending release.
The songstress Taylor Swift also reportedly criticized Apple for its payment policy surrounding the three-month free trial period of Apple Music's streaming service. However, the company quick reacted and settled the problem to stay away from any ramifications.
In addition, the Apple TV, which was expected to be launched this year, has also reportedly been delayed. The reason for the delay is apparently the inability to get the required “contractual agreements with broadcast TV networks” on time.
In any case, the large screen phablets are erasing the need for a tablet. Hence, Apple has reportedly slowed down the tablet development and in turn, the release schedule, because of the lack of interest in such devices.
Rumors have it that the iPad Mini 4 will come with very minor improvements to the iPad Mini 3. According to The Christian Post, the iPad Mini 4 may come powered by a 1.5 GHz Apple A8x processor, seen in the iPad Air 2 and backed by 2 GB of RAM. The device will reportedly be 6.1 mm thick. It is a significant reduction because the iPad Mini 3 comes with a thickness of 7.5 mm. When it comes to camera, the tablet could sport an 8-megapixel iSight sensor.
Speaking of iPad Mini 4 release date, October has been the usual release timeframe, however, Tech Times cited unnamed sources saying that the Apple iPad lineup will debut on Sept. 9, alongside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.