Redesigned iPad mini first look shows larger screen, USB-C & more

The leak: A slew of new renders depicting the upcoming, redesigned iPad mini have been shared by Jon Prosser (73.6% accurate, via and designer Ian Zelbo.

  • The new design essentially looks look a mini iPad Pro, with slimmer bezels and an all-screen design with dimensions of 206.3x 137.8 x 6.1mm
  • Due to the removal of the home button, it seems Touch ID will be relocated into the power button
  • Upgraded speakers described as “crazy nice” will also debut on the new tablet
  • And believe it or not…USB-C may be replacing the Lightning port
  • A smaller version of the Apple Pencil could also ship alongside the new iPad mini

Our take: This looks phenomenal, and it’s what iPad mini users have been asking for, for years. I don’t think it’s the right tablet for me, but this will certainly become the best small tablet on the market overnight.