Ming-Chi Kuo has released a note advising he expects the iPad Mini to receive an update sometime this year.
The iPad mini was introduced in 2012 had not seen an update since 2015, except for a storage increase.
With the release of the new lower cost iPad this year the iPad mini was expected to be quietly discontinued.
Kuo does not predict the iPad Mini 5 will be announced at next weeks There’s more in the making event but does expect it this year. It may indeed be released quietly with little fanfare.
The iPad Mini 4 is currently available with 128GB of storage with Wifi ($579) or Wifi + Cellular ($779).