According to journalist Mark Gurman, the novelty will finally receive an updated design in the style of the latest iPad Pro and iPad Air. That is, the tablet will have thin bezels around the display. In addition, he should lose the Home button under the screen. The diagonal of the panel will be 8.5 or 9 inches. For comparison, the current iPad mini has a 7.9-inch screen. Also, the tablet is credited with an updated proprietary chip.
By the way, according to Gourmet, Apple is still working on a new version of the budget iPad. The device will receive a thinner body and, most likely, an updated filling. Both tablets are due before the end of this year.