Ming-Chi Kuo, as an expert in Apple products, has recently made some predictions about the next products that the American company will put out on the market. He personally predicted the appearance of a brand new iPad and an iPad Mini model coming out quite soon. Ming-Chi Kuo also said that these products would probably use Apple’s best silicon.
Ming-Chi Kuo, affiliated with AppleInsider TF Securities, has observed a note to investors seen within the company. Two new iPad models are scheduled to be shipped sometime in 2021. The expert has the information that the iPad will arrive first, probably towards the end of 2020, and it will have a 10.8-inch display. The new iPad mini, however, will have a display between 8.5 inches and 9 inches. This product is likely to ship in the first half of 2021, according to AppleInsider correspondent Ming-Chi Kuo.
According to Kuo, the releases will follow the product strategy of Apple’s new product, iPhone SE. Kuo predicted that the new iPad models are likely to be quite affordable, and they will follow Apple’s fast chips, just like the iPhone SE has used the same fast chips in the highly successful iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. All of these appeared in 2019.
For now, it is yet unknown if the larger upcoming iPad is a refresh of the previous model, iPad Air, or if the inspiration will rather be taken from the mainline iPad model. A debate on the strategy used for the iPhone SE seems to indicate that the mainline iPad will be used as an inspiration, rather than the iPad Air. Both the iPad Air and iPad mini received their last update this March. The 10.5-inch iPad, on the other hand, received its last update sometimes in September 2019.
Apple is rumored to return to GIS for the touch panel. They have been working with the company for a long time.
In the meantime, here is the latest model: