ipad mini 5 on the way

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  1. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Although it looks silly, you can get a quick battery boost on the Pencil by connecting to that lightning port.
     
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    New 10-inch iPad and ‘low-priced’ iPad mini coming in 2019, according to Chinese media report
    https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/21/10-inch-ipad-ipad-mini-2019/

    "Today’s Chinese media report says the device [the mini] could go into mass production before the end of December, suggesting a launch within the first couple months of 2019." (courtesy 9to5mac.com)​

    There's also a 10" slimmer replacement for the budget 9.7" iPad coming later on.
     
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    The 9.7-10.5 inch I could really care less for. But a updated Mini with Pencil support I might buy on the spot. the old Mini was 7.9 inch screen....if they keep the same overall size but reduced the bezel...in the same way they could jump from 9.7 to 10.5 in the same dimension.....a 8.5 - 9 inch screen could be in the next mini. Given how the 8-inch tablet market died, and penabled 8-inchers were already rare.....A pencil compatible Mini would certainly fill that void.
     
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    Amen to that!

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    I've been thinking a lot about that iPad Mini 5 - ESPECIALLY if it gets Pencil support. I doubt they'd make it Pencil 2, but even the original Pencil could make this the note taking device to beat. My experience with the Samsung Note series has been that it is great for a quick note. For me, however, it did not work as a moleskin replacement. However, an iPM5 with it's nearly 8" screen and a Pencil will be an instant purchase for this tech freak. You can scratch all my complaints about iOS, lack of a file system, lack of mouse support, noisy pen point, EVERYTHING - just give me the mini size device with OneNote and a Pencil and I will be good. That includes my aversion to a two device solution - the size alone wins it for me.

    Come on Phil and Jony - unite the note taking clans...unite us...!
     
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    @dstrauss — Ditto. If there's an iPad mini 5 w/pencil it's back to three devices for me by next year around this time—desktop (replacement), iPm5, and I can drop the Note8 for a smaller smartphone. Maybe the 2nd gen of the new Motorola Razr won't be so stupidly priced? ;)
     
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    I would be very very surprised if they keep Pencil #1 for a new Mini, or really any new product. The Pencil v2 itself from what I can tell is the same exact pencil as v1, performance improvements were more on the tablets end....the only core difference is the change in how the pencil is charged and magnetically stowed, (and it no longer has the easily loseable cap.)

    Despite the Apples Pencils overall success and widespread adaption by the art community....Apple always got flack for how it looked when quick charging and how often people lost the cap. Since Pencil #2 more then anything solved those issues it would be more prudent for Apple to distance themselves from Pencil v1 as soon as they could. Its reasonable they would currently sell both pencils at the moment because last years budget seller is still v1....but it would be a safe bet that future products would drop that.

    And Macbooks and Ipad Pros are all USB-C based now....its almost certain the next batch of Budget iPads and iPhones will follow suit soon enough and drop the lightning connector.....and without that specific connector....Pencil v1 is kind of worthless since you can't charge it.

    There's also the compatibility issue....maybe not so much for the 11-inch owners....but a true iPad Mini Pro would probably appeal to owners of the 12.9 inch Pro who might appreciate having the same overall tablet in a more portable size format. For those buyers.....having to use a different pen for each could be quite troublesome.
     
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    I hope you are right, but I fear if they are thinking in those terms the iPad Mini won't get Pencil support because of the cost of shell and internals redesign for Pencil 2 functionality. I'll take the crappier Pencil 1 to get the pencil support.
     
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    While an iPad Mini with pencil support is tempting at first glance, having now had my Huawei Mate 20X phone with Android 9 and pen support quickly quells any lust for an iOS device. Good inking, a file system, LTE data, and phone functionality are hard to beat. The 7.2" screen and phone functionality keeps my work travel to a two device solution, and for non-business travel, one device!
     
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    "... Huawei Mate 20X phone..." @ronr9286t , that certainly looks interesting. It's unfortunate that I'm stuck on Verizon—there are far too many places I stay at for months at a time that only have Verizon service. Apple always supports all of the US carriers, including of course the largest in this country, Verizon.
     
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