Apple reportedly plans March 16 event with new iPad Pro, iPad mini and AirTags

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Apple plans March 16 event with new iPad Pro, iPad mini and AirTags
Expect big and little iPad models at the Apple March event.
Artists Concept: Cult of Mac

iPad fans should mark March 16 on their calendars. Apple will reportedly unveil faster iPad Pro models, a significantly redesigned iPad mini and AirTags item-location trackers at an event on that date.

Previous leaks already spilled many details about these upcoming devices. Now Korea’s Economic Daily News reports that Apple will take the wraps off these products on March 16. This is expected to be a virtual event broadcast to the public.

Newest iPad mini hits its lowest price yet on Amazon — save $74

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The newest iPad mini supports the first-gen Apple Pencil, not the newer version of this stylus.
Enjoy it while it lasts.
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Apple’s newest iPad mini is now available at its lowest price to date thanks to a generous discount from Amazon. You can bag a 64GB model with Wi-Fi connectivity for just $324.99, which is $74.01 less than you’ll pay for the same device in the Apple Store.

Get yours before the discount disappears!

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iPad mini 6 might get the big redesign it deserves

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2021 iPad mini is about to become a lot more useful.
The 2021 iPad mini could be about to get a lot less mini.
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Apple’s smallest tablet is allegedly about to get the redesign so many people have hoped for. The screen bezels in the 2021 iPad mini will shrink significantly, supposedly allowing the display to increase to over 9 inches and become nearly edge-to-edge.

The computer will also reportedly get in-screen Touch ID and a hole-punch camera.

2021 iPad mini screen size might expand to 8.4 inches

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The newest iPad mini supports the first-gen Apple Pencil, not the newer version of this stylus.
The 2021 iPad mini might be larger than the 2019 version (shown here).
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The next iPad mini could be a bit less mini. Apple reportedly will expand the tablet from a 7.9-inch screen to an 8.4-inch one in the version coming in Q1 2021.

If true, the change would hardly be unprecedented. Apple has enlarged the displays in all other iPad models in recent years.

Apple offers gift cards of up to $150 in new Black Friday promotion

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Apple Black Friday 2020 promo
Start shopping Friday to bag yours.
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Apple today unveiled its four-day shopping event that kicks off on Black Friday. The company is offering gift cards of up to $150 when you buy select products, including iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac.

The event runs through Monday, November 30, but it excludes some of Apple’s newest products — such as iPhone 12 and the new iPad Air.

Today in Apple history: iPad mini arrives

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The iPad mini made a big splash for such a tiny device.
The iPad mini made a big splash for such a tiny device.
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November 2: Today in Apple history: iPad mini launch brings smaller size and price tag November 2, 2012: The first-generation iPad mini goes on sale, shrinking both the size and the price tag of Apple’s groundbreaking tablet computer.

With a reduced screen size of 7.9 inches — instead of the then-standard 9.7 inches — the iPad mini is the fifth iPad to be released by Apple. Critics hail Apple’s most affordable iPad ever, although some people complain about its lack of a Retina display.

iPad mini concept shows why it really needs to lose the bezels

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iPad mini concept is cool but not happening.
An iPad mini concept drops the size of this tablet even more by cutting the bezels.
Concept: Parker Ortolani

The iPad mini has a 7.9-inch screen surrounded by bezels. Big ones. So a concept artist drew up some images that show how much smaller this tablet could be with an edge-to-edge display. The result is a device that’s nearly 20% smaller.

But Apple might be going in the opposite direction: making a mini with a larger screen.