- Apple could launch a new iPad this year
- Two new Apple iPads are said to be in the works
- The two iPads will bring bigger displays than current gen iPads
Apple could be looking to add a new 10.8-inch iPad and a new iPad mini with a 9 inch display to its line-up in the coming months. This is according to a new investor note from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, details of which have been shared by MacRumours.
As per the report, the new 10.8-inch iPad will launch in the second half of this year, while the new iPad mini, could be made available to buyers by the first half of 2021. Interestingly, both the iPads have been tipped to sport affordable price tags by Kuo.
The report also doesn't clarify if the new iPads will replace the existing line-up or will be placed alongside the current-gen iPads. Currently, Apple has a 10.2-inch screen iPad and a slightly more expensive, iPad Air with a 10.5-inch display. There's also an iPad mini's with a 7.9-inch screen.
Previously, we've read reports that the next iPad Air would have really thin bezels so Apple could possibly just include the larger display without actually increasing the overall size of the upcoming device. But if this does happen, Apple could end up doing away with the home button, and include Face ID in the iPad.
The iPad mini with a 9-inch screen could also be quite interesting as Apple's current mini stands at 7.9-inches when it comes to the display. This will be a huge upgrade for the mini and help it become more popular with buyers.
The report also goes on to reveal that Apple is also working on augmented reality glasses that could launch in 2022. In the past, we've heard a lot of rumours about an AR headset from Apple. Earlier last year, we also had a report which claimed that Apple is working two separate devices, one of which is an AR headset and the other a pair of AR glasses that could be released in 2023.
Interestingly the news about the AR product comes close on the heels of Apple announcing the takeover of a virtual reality company NextVR. This could be a big hint that Apple is actually working on the above-mentioned products and that they may be closer than we expect them to be.