Despite expectations of its demise thanks to larger iPhones, the iPad mini continues to sell well due to its particular appeal. It's simple, handy, and, thanks to Apple Pencil support, productive as well. What the iPad mini isn't is modern and its design hasn't changed significantly in the past years. It stands in stark contrast to all other iPads, something that seems uncharacteristic of Apple's design standards. That might finally be changing this year if these renders come to pass, making it a true mini version of Apple's tablet line.