As early as 2020, there has been news that the iPad Mini screen will become larger. According to a report from Mac Otakara , they have received some news from Apple's supply chain in China. The iPad mini 2021 (the 6th generation iPad mini) will be launched this year. It will increase from the current 7.9 inches to 8.4 inches. In order to prevent the body from becoming too large, the iPad mini will use a thinner frame, which is expected to be similar to the iPad Air 3. At the same time, it is expected that like the current entry-level iPad will also switch to a small frame.
As for whether the iPad Air 3’s power button will be used as Touch ID, the message indicates that the iPad mini is expected to retain the Home Button’s Touch ID design. The iPad mini 2021 is expected to be launched in March 2021.
Well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo once published a report in May 2020. It is expected that the iPad mini will be "larger" from the current 7.9 inches to 8.5 inches to 9 inches. This time the news is 8.4 inches, which is not far apart. Too big.