Based on a brand new report from Japanese Apple weblog Mac Otokara Apple’s ninth gen entry-level iPad which is predicted to debut later this yr will launch with a design much like 2019’s iPad Air 3 with a thinner and lighter physique in comparison with the outgoing 2020 mannequin.
The brand new data relies on Chinese language provide chain sources and roughly confirms final month’s report with added particulars comparable to a 6.3mm thickness as a substitute of the 7.5mm on the present finances iPad and a discount in weight to 460grams in comparison with the 490 grams of the 2020 iPad. A spherical dwelling button with an embedded Contact ID sensor, laminated show and Lighting port are additionally on the menu.
The report additionally claims the display screen diagonal will stay unchanged at 10.2-inches whereas earlier data steered a slight enhance to 10.5-inches. We’re additionally anticipating the A13 Bionic chipset paired with 4GB RAM. There’s no consensus on the launch date of the brand new iPad for now with previous stories suggesting an early 2021 launch whereas others claiming a September launch is extra probably.
Along with the up to date entry-level iPad, the brand new report suggests the show and housing of the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Professionals will stay unchanged although efficiency will “enhance considerably” due to a brand new A-series chipset.