Apple’s reported “iPhone 14 Mini’ and 10.2-inch iPad are probably improper

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A dubious report this weekend from 91Mobiles claims that one of Apple’s major distributors in the Asia-Pacific region is getting ready to stock new iPhone and iPad models next month, including a purported “iPhone 14 mini” and a 10th-generation iPad with a 10.2-inch display, but the information is almost certainly false.

The information was reliably given by Evan Blass, who has already shared photographs of the iPhone 12 and HomePod mini before their respective announcements, and disclosed that the fourth-generation iPad Air would include an A14 processor and a USB-C connection, among other things. Blass is very good at what he does, but in this case, the most recent information is probably false for a number of the reasons listed below.

First off, numerous reliable sources, including Ming-Chi Kuo, an esteemed Apple analyst, have said that the iPhone 14 small will not be part of the iPhone 14 lineup. The lineup will instead feature two 6.1-inch models (the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro) and two 6.7-inch variants (the “iPhone 14 Max” and iPhone 14 Pro Max), according to Apple reports. For those who prefer a 5.4-inch screen, it’s possible that Apple will keep the iPhone 13 mini in its lineup and offer it at a lower price.

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Second, despite the report’s assertion that the 10.2-inch display on the entry-level iPad will remain the same, display industry analyst Ross Young predicted that the larger 10.5-inch display on the 10th-generation iPad will be part of the device’s reported revamp.

Third, despite the claim that the Apple distributor is getting ready to stock new iPad models in September, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman predicted in his newsletter today that new iPads and Macs, including the 10th-generation iPad and iPad Pro models with the M2 chip, will be unveiled at an event in October. Gurman stated that new iPads and Macs would be delivered in October in conjunction with the release of macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16, respectively.

Gurman claims that Apple will unveil the iPhone 14 on September 7; as a result, we won’t have to wait much longer to learn which new gadgets will be released when. Apple has not yet made the event official.

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