Apple set to launch 10.8-inch iPad, 8.5-inch iPad Mini #115363

APPLE PLANS TO LAUNCH A 10.8″ IPAD THIS YEAR AND AN 8.5″ IPAD MINI IN 2021

Technology APPLE PLANS TO LAUNCH A 10.8″ IPAD THIS YEAR AND AN 8.5″ IPAD MINI IN 2021

Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro.

Apple's also building in support for battery level, so your system can better tell you when you need to recharge.

Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will release a 10.8-inch tablet in the second half of 2020 followed by an 8.5-inch model at the start of 2021. For people want to use a keyboard for gaming, Apple will also allow you to press multiple keys at once, something which was not originally possible and will open up the options for the types of games that can be played on your iPad. The upcoming 10.8-inch model will either replace the existing 10.2-inch model or the 10.5-inch iPad Air, and the 8.5-inch iPad mini will be launched as iPad mini 6.

Kuo didn't specify what upgrades and changes Apple could include in the upcoming refresh, except that it will have an 8.5-inch display. The current model, which was released early past year, has a 7.9-inch display. Getting game developers to make better games for the iPad that aren't littered with microtransactions though, is going to be a completely different battle although Apple Arcade has already made great strides in this area with a more traditional pricing model for solid experiences. It's time to kill the bezels and say one last goodbye to the physical Home button.

I'm frequently asked by friends, family and readers which iPad they should buy, and the answer isn't always straightforward. Then there is the entry-level iPad and iPad mini, which are affordable but are dwarfed by the iPad Pro.

We don't know if the larger model will replace the iPad or the iPad Air, or if it's meant to replace both outright.

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