The iPad mini 5 and the new entry-level iPad model are set to debut in the first half of this year, according to a report from Taiwan. Apple has been highly anticipated to upgrade the iPad mini 4 for a long time, as that model was launched back in September 2015. Similarly, the company hasn’t refreshed its entry-level iPad lineup with new models, though it brought some iterations of the iPad Pro in the recent past, with the most recent upgrades debuted in October last year.
Citing people familiar with the development, Digitimes reports that Apple is in plans to launch two entry-level iPad models in the first half of this year, including the iPad mini 5 and an entry-level iPad model.
Specifications and features of the upcoming iPad models aren’t reported yet. However, a past rumour suggested that the iPad mini 5 could sport a vertically stacked dual camera setup and include a headphone jack.
Apple unveiled the iPad mini 4 back in September 2015 with a 7.9-inch 2048×1536 pixels display and the second-generation A8 SoC.
The latest report by Digitimes corroborates what was reported by China Times last month. The China Times report mentioned that there will be a successor to the 9.7-inch iPad (2018) with narrower bezels with the screen size increased to 10-inch. This might be the new affordable iPad model.
Apple hasn’t yet revealed any details around its new iPad launch. The company generally hosts an event either in March or April to refresh its iPad lineup. So Wait and see like they say.