The iPad mini 5 is not going to be the most exciting of updates according to recent reports. Macotakara says informed accessory manufacturers indicate the new iPad mini will look almost identical to the iPad mini 4 design.
Echoing previous rumor mill reports that the new iPad mini is aimed at a lower cost market segment, Macotakara says the new Mini will be relatively old.
Retaining mostly the same external design, it will purportedly keep the Lightning connector, Touch ID and the 3.5mm headphone jack. It will feature the same bezels and overall dimensions will not sustantially change. The rear microphone will move to the center, however, matching the sixth-generation 9.7-inch iPad.