Apple has launched many new iPads this year, but the cheapest is the 8th generation iPad (2020), which was released with the 2020 iPad Air a few months ago. A new leak said that we will have a successor early next year, and the price will be cheaper.
The starting price of the eighth-generation iPad is US$329, a 10.2-inch screen and Apple A12 Bionic chipset, but its follow-up products will be equipped with a larger display, a more powerful chipset and a lower starting price. Great, right?
According to the leaker by the name Tron (@cozyplanes), the 2021 iPad will be equipped with a 10.5-inch Retina display and a home button with Touch ID.
This means that in terms of design, it should have thick borders like the current model. However, he did say that the new tablet will be thinner and lighter.
with A13 chip coming early 2021
– 10.5" Retina display
– A13 Bionic chip
– 4GB RAM
– thinner, lighter design
– Home button w/ Touch ID
– Starting at $299
— Tron (@cozyplanes) December 13, 2020
Under the hood, the 10.5-inch iPad will have an A13 Bionic chipset, the same as the chipset in the iPhone 11 series.
The processor will be paired with 4GB RAM, but there is no information about the storage version. The 2020 model is equipped with 3GB RAM and can be purchased in 32GB and 128GB versions.
According to reports, the starting price of the new iPad is $299, which is even cheaper than the starting price of this year’s model of $329. However, the low price may imply that the base model will have 32GB of storage space.
Yes, we know that the available storage space will be insufficient, but since the new model is cheaper and more powerful, we cannot complain too much.
Although not stated, the new iPad should support Apple Pencil (hopefully the second generation), Apple Smart Keyboard and Xbox, PS4 and PS5 controllers. It should also have an LTE variant.
Apple is expected to launch this new iPad in early 2021, less than six months after launching this model this year. In any case, we recommend that you take the above information with a grain of salt until more details appear.