Kuo predict a new iPad Mini 5, Air-Power launch in late 2018 or early 2019, more


Apple’s big October 30th event, one week away reliable supply chain analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities predicted.

Kuo predicts summation for a belief AirPower soon on supply chain sources. The analyst predicts Apple indeed producing a new iPad mini

Apple unveils a new event

For Apple’s event next week, Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple unveil several hardware revisions:

  • Two new USB-C equips iPad Pro updates better displays.
  • A “new-design” Apple Pencil for the updated iPad Pro hardware.
  • At least three new Macs include a “low priceMacBook and updated Mac Mini with iMac processors.

There are three new Macs inclusive of “low-price” MacBook and updated Mac mini and iMac processors. Read more about Kuo’s fall iPad and Mac lineup predictions from a previous research note.

1. iPad mini
The newer developments, Kuo expects Apple makes a new version of the iPad mini. This is “where an upgraded processor and a lower-cost panel” necessarily comes at next week’s event. This is suggestive of seeing fifth-generation iPad mini, debuts at Apple’s spring event.

Apple with a post-holiday quarter introduces the $3299.7-inch iPad updates, over the last two years. This is with a revised 7.9-inch iPad mini with speedy improvements and no major redesign fits nicely for 2019.

Apple sells a single version of iPad mini 4 in a pricey 128GB configuration from $399, where the hardware has not revised for Apple Pencil support or True Tone colour temperature adjusting. Hence the A8 processor lags where there is more capable A10 chip which is cheaper $329, 9.7-inch iPad.

Kuo does not predict price point, where updated iPad Mini does not sound high-end pro version, with Touch ID and the current design which is not going anywhere.

2. AirPower / AirPods
Kuo believes Apple’s special wireless charging mat, AirPower still launches as the year as promised. The analyst flags “late 4Q18 or early 1Q19” where possible for “new AirPods and AirPower” with latest research note.

Apple presented AirPower at September 2017, keynote where a preview of hardware comes in 2018. This is due to wireless charging mat, which promises to power up three devices inclusion of iPhone, Apple Watch, and an updated AirPods charging case. Thus it comes to receive a price or release date.


Thus it is deemed ending up conclusion sources taken from 9to5mac with the above gadgets come with better versions provides an advancement in the features during the period of 2018 to 2019.