The latest Apple-related rumor involves the anticipated iPad Mini 4. This report, which comes less than a year since the release of the iPad Mini 3, claims the next small tablet will run on the A8 chipset. It is also expected to feature 802.11ac connectivity.

Apple May Release iPad Mini 4 Soon

iPad Mini 4 anticipation

This report is one of the many rumors we will hear as we get closer to the official unveiling of the iPad Mini 4. Venture Capital Post claims there are also reports that the smaller Apple tablet could debut in just a few weeks. Many tech consumers were less than pleased with the iPad Mini 3, which prompted the start of these rumors.

Apple’s most recent product debut was the Apple Watch. Although the Cupertino-based tech giant first introduced the product to the public late last year, there were still many unanswered questions and details regarding the wearable. On Monday, Apple confirmed speculations about many questions, including the price range and official launch date.

Now with everyone’s questions about the watch answered, the focus turns to another anticipated product. It’s also that time of year when Apple fans start speculating about the next products. With the recent influx of rumors, Apple claimed it didn’t have anything new in the works.

Apple may have held back to cut costs

According to a report from The Motley Fool, it seems as if Apple was holding back when it launched last year’s iPad Mini 3. The A8 processor was already well-known among the company’s crew of developers and subsequently left developers confused. The reporters from The Motley Fool believe Apple held back to cut costs. Given the fact that computer and tech parts decrease in price over years, Apple may have been hoping to save money with the A7 for at least one more year. 2015 may be the year Apple is ready to upgrade the iPad Mini 4 with the A8 processor.