Apple is reportedly working on a new iPad Mini

We're getting new iPads in the first half of 2018 report says and they'll all be cheap

Plenty of reports state that even brand new shrink wrapped iPad Pros have a slight bend in the aluminum, without being touched at all. The company says the bend is not a defect, but rather a byproduct of the manufacturing process, which involves cooling the tablet's metal and plastic components. The only option for 2018 iPad Pro owners who want a replacement is to return their unit within the standard 14-day return window.

Apple's long neglect of the iPad mini will come to an end in 2019, reports out of China suggest, as part of sweeping changes to the Cupertino firm's more affordable tablets rumored to kick off in the new year.

Whether they were shipped that way or developed a bend over time, the bend some owners have experienced shouldn't "worsen over time or negatively affect the flagship iPad Pro's performance", according to The Verge referring to Apple's confirmation.

Apple will launch two lower-priced iPad models in 2019 - one will be 7.9 inches and the other more than 10 inches - Apple Insider reported Friday, citing the China Business Times.

Raptors' Kyle Lowry scratched vs. Trail Blazers with thigh contusion
Lillard hit a 3-pointer for Portland before Leonard had another 3 and Fred VanVleet made a layup to get Toronto to 120-118. The Raps lost big man Jonas Valanciunas for four weeks with a dislocated thumb, but Leonard should be back soon.

With bigger iPad Pro models taking up Apple's tablet attentions, however, there were concerns among iPad mini fans that the smaller slate's days were numbered.

What is also amusing is that when the new iPad Pro's Apple and the Tame Apple Press trumpeted that the new super-thin body was hailed as a revolution and a breakthrough in modern engineering.

Business Insider has requested for comment from Apple, but has not immediately heard back.

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