Apple recently updated its cheapest iPad. The 10.2-inch device now supports the A12 Bionic processor debuted with the iPhone Xs series. The design of the tablet remains very similar to its predecessor; however, it is a little lighter. Despite the update in September, it seems Apple may update its cheapest iPad with an even cheaper option.
According to a report from Phonearena, Apple may update it’s 10.2 inch iPad in spring 2021. The report details that the device may feature a slightly bigger display of 10.5 inches diagonally while the design of the device will presumably be based on the iPad Air 2019. Other specifications include a thinner and lighter chassis, Touch ID, and A13 Bionic chipset. The device will only cost $299, $30 less compared to the current device.
In addition to these, the base model will now feature 64GB storage and 4GB up from 32GB. However, Apple may retain the lightning connector for the 9th generation of the base iPad. The leak contradicts some of the earlier leaks related to the same device. The leak ties up with the fact that Apple is trying to penetrate the low-end and mid-range segment lately. However, one must take it with a grain of salt.
According to the leak, the iPad will feature the familiar LCD display. Earlier leaks from different sources claim that Apple is working on a mini-LED display for its upcoming iPad. Although Apple would not feature a mini-LED display on its entry-level device since the addition of a new display technology would increase the price.
Lastly, Apple may plan on releasing two entry-level iPad models next year. One of these devices may feature a mini-LED display and a slightly higher price tag, while the cheaper device may feature the familiar LCD display.