According to Apple news analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the company plans to launch a 10.8-inch iPad in the second half of this year, and an 8.5-inch iPad in the first half of 2021. This the latter would probably be the iPad Mini, while the former could be a basic (not Pro) version of the device.
It wouldn’t be the first time that Apple launches a basic iPad with a bigger screen. The version launched last year was already 10.2 inches. However, the increase in screen size, this time, would be greater than we saw in previous versions, which were 9.7 inches.
It is also difficult to believe that this tablet is the iPad Air 4, since previous rumors indicate that it should reach the market with at least 11 inches.
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If this new tablet is neither the iPad Pro nor an Air model, it could mean that Apple will keep basic iPads with a size very close to the most advanced versions. Later, it may even be that only the internal specifications are sufficient to differentiate one category from another.
Whether that decision is a good one or not, only time will tell. It is obvious that, even with lower specifications than the Pro and Air models, a larger device will also receive an increase in price.
It is important to note that this information is only an assumption. By the end of the year, we’ll know if anything from Kuo about this makes sense. And, of course, we still have to keep up with Apple’s upcoming releases.