The 10.8-inch iPad will arrive in 2020 and the 8.5-inch iPad in 2021.
Apple earlier this year series iPad has expanded its range with new devices, but it seems that the company plans to launch more products from this family in the near future. According to a report recently published by MacRumors, Apple will introduce a 10.8-inch iPad in the second half of 2020. What makes us consider the accuracy of this claim relatively high is that the source of the quote is Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known analyst of Apple products. He has also claimed that in 2021, Apple will unveil the 8.5-inch iPad.
10.8-inch and 8.5-inch iPad with a relatively low price tag
In the note that Ming-Chi Kuo Regarding the unannounced iPads, no specific details have been mentioned and it is not clear whether the 10.8-inch iPad will replace the 10.2-inch version or replace the 10.5-inch iPad Air. Also, according to Ko, Apple will include both models with a 20-watt charger. Last month, this analyst said that Apple will introduce an iPad with a 10.8-inch screen in the second half of this year, and an 8.5-inch or 9-inch iPad mini will arrive in the first half of next year. It is said that both models, following the iPhone SE strategy, will have a high purchase value and will be equipped with the latest chipsets.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, GIS will be the main supplier of touch panels for Apple’s new iPads because GIS is the largest supplier of touch or medium size panels and can supply the panels required by Apple at a reasonable cost. Since the new iPads are expected to account for 60-70% of the total iPad supply, GIS’s revenue from this partnership is likely to increase significantly. Let’s go back to April. A report was published by China Times that Macotakara claimed that Apple will introduce the 11-inch iPad Air in the second half of this year and it was said that this inexpensive model will be mass produced in the third quarter of the year.