"The iPad mini 5 won't be the most exciting update according to recent reports," reports Benjamin Mayo for the 9to5Mac. " Macotakara says informed accessory manufacturers indicate that the new iPad mini looks almost like the iPad mini 4 design."

"Mostly the same exterior design, it will apparently hold the Lightning connector, Touch ID and 3.5mm headphone jack," reports Mayo. "It will have the same shapes, and the overall dimensions will not change significantly."

Mayo reports, " Macotakara 's sources expect an upgrade to an A1

0 chip, although it is not clear whether they think it is the regular version or more powerful A10X variant that used in 2017 iPad Pro. "

  Apple iPad mini 4

Apple iPad mini 4

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MacDailyNews Take: The most exciting thing about the iPad mini will probably be its price and how many new users it will admit to Apple's walled garden!