iPad Mini 6

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  1. MooneyDriver78

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    Latest rumors are next iPad mini will be slight larger (8.5”), some of which will be elimination of bezel. Due out next year.
    For those who didn’t upgrade to the 5, you may want to wait.
     
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    Or if you have lots of accessories based on the 5, you may want to buy a second one to have as a backup.
     
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    I'm just glad they're continuing to update it. For the longest time rumors were that the mini was going to be orphaned.
     
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    A new iPad Mini, hopefully a “6”, will be my next major Apple purchase.

    My current iPad is a Mini 2. Still soldiering on quite nicely - I’m typing this out on it right now - but long overdue for an update.
     
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    I was hoping the Mini 5 would get the iPhone X treatment, with Face ID and no bezels, giving it a much larger screen in a device of similar physical size. Maybe that'll happen with the 6 instead.
     
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    FaceID would be nice.

    Reminds me... I need to reset FaceID so it includes me wearing my COVID mask.
     
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    I use a Mini4. Totally was unaware there was even a 5 out, but then again I'm not a big Apple guy. I only use the iPad for Foreflight for the paid flying I do. I've been a Motorola Android user for everything else.
     
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    If using dynamic maps and ADSB on Garmin pilot, the 2 will just bog down. Even the 4 can slow down at times, I expect I will sell the 4 when 6 comes out.
     
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    You can't. I tried. It says there's something covering your face and refuses to look at you. :(
     
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    Any info if OS14 addresses this?
     
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    It looks like 13.5 does, kinda... But only to the extent that if it senses you're wearing a mask it goes straight to the passcode screen. Face ID needs eyes, nose, and mouth and removing 2/3 due to masks would likely decimate its security.

    You could try this, though: https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/08/iphone-how-to-use-face-id-with-mask/
     
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    I’ll give that a try.
     
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    They need a retina scan ability. Or voice recognition ability where it can distinguish you voice, maybe with a special password phrase. See Sneakers movie.