According to the latest reports, Apple will release the iPad Air 4 in March next year. This device should fill the gap between the latest technology iPad Pro and the entry-level tablets.
Earlier it was also reported that the iPad Air 4 will receive an official Magic Keyboard case. In addition, it will reject the proprietary Lighting port in favor of the more universal and widespread USB-C port.
Sources claim that the iPad Air 4 will have an Apple A14 SoC screen and an 11-inch Liquid Retina. It will be available in versions with 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB storage. It will also have four speakers. The price of the new line will start at $ 649.
Apple will also update the premium iPad Pro series in September or October.
The iPad Air 4 may be cheaper despite the notable improvements
In late June, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for his accurate notes, talked about Apple’s plans to change the shape of future generations of iPad tablets. Specifically, in the second half of 2020, it expects the release of the iPad Air 2020, the supply of components for which will begin in the third quarter, according to DigiTimes. In addition, the cost of this model may be lower than the $ 499 requested for the current generation of iPad Air, as Apple is going to follow the new strategy set by the iPhone SE 2020, which confirms the latest report from Taiwan suppliers.
This despite the fact that the gadget will receive notable improvements, including a new chipset (possibly A13 Bionic) and an increased screen diagonal to 10.8 ″. Also, according to the latest rumors, the iPad Air 2020 may become the first Apple tablet (not the Pro series) to go to the USB-C port instead of the outdated Lightning.
Apple plans to release an iPad 10.8 ″ this year and an iPad Mini 8.5 in 2021
Earlier, well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (Ming-Chi Kuo) published a new forecast for Apple that plans to release new models of the iPad tablet series. According to the informant, Apple plans to release a new 10.8-inch iPad in the second half of 2020. And next year (the first half of 2021) will release an 8.5-inch iPad.
Ming-Chi Kuo did not specify whether the 10.8-inch iPad model will be the new version of the existing 10.2-inch iPad or 10.5-inch iPad Air. But he said earlier that the 8.5-inch model will replace the iPad mini. Apple last updated the iPad mini in March 2019, adding the Apple A12 Bionic SoC. In addition to an updated front camera and support for the Apple Pencil stylus. The same analyst added that Apple will include 20 watts of power in the box of both new iPads.