New entry-level iPad to pack A14 chip, 5G, and USB-C – 9to5Mac

Earlier this yr, 9to5Mac completely reported that Apple was engaged on a brand new era iPad Air to have the M1 chip and 5G help – and it turned out that the report was proper. Now we’ve discovered from our sources that the corporate has plans to replace the entry-level iPad with the A14 Bionic chip, 5G, and for the primary time, USB-C connectivity.

The entry-level iPad, which is at the moment offered with costs beginning at $329, is essentially the most inexpensive iPad accessible within the lineup. For that reason, Apple has chosen to maintain this iPad with the very same design as older iPad fashions, however this comes with downsides, akin to having a Lightning port as an alternative of the extra fashionable USB-C.

Tenth-generation iPad

This yr, Apple has been engaged on extra vital upgrades for its cheaper iPad. Info seen by 9to5Mac reveals that the brand new Tenth-generation iPad (codenamed J272) will characteristic a USB-C port as an alternative of Lightning. Which means that Apple is lastly planning to convey USB-C to the whole iPad lineup, as iPad Professional was up to date with USB-C in 2018, iPad Air in 2020, and iPad mini in 2021.

Having USB-C opens up a world of potentialities for iPad customers, because the connector helps quicker switch speeds and even a greater diversity of peripherals, whereas the Lightning connector remains to be based mostly on the slower USB 2.0 commonplace and depends on adapters for nearly every thing. With USB-C, entry-level iPad customers can even be capable of simply join it to extra fashionable exterior shows akin to Apple’s Studio Show.

We now have additionally heard from our sources that the brand new entry-level iPad will characteristic a Retina show of the identical decision because the iPad Air’s show. The present Ninth-generation iPad has a ten.2-inch LCD display screen, so we will count on a slight display screen improve to 10.5 inches and even 10.9 inches. Nonetheless, extra fashionable show specs akin to vast shade gamut with DCI-P3 and better brightness will stay unique to the dearer iPads.

On the identical time, the Tenth-generation iPad is predicted to be outfitted with the A14 Bionic chip, the identical because the 4th-generation iPad Air. In comparison with the A13 Bionic, which is used within the present entry-level iPad, the efficiency positive factors ought to be round 30%. Apple can even add 5G community help for mobile fashions.

Sadly, we’ve got no particulars on whether or not the brand new Tenth-generation iPad will keep on with the identical previous design or whether or not Apple will transfer to a extra fashionable design matching iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad Professional. However based mostly on what we all know concerning the new show and connector, the design change appears seemingly.

Different iPad rumors

Apple can also be rumored to introduce new iPad Professional fashions someday later this yr. The following era iPad Professional shall be M2 outfitted and, as reported by 9to5Mac earlier this yr, it might characteristic wi-fi charging through MagSafe Charger. Nonetheless, 9to5Mac’s sources are unfamiliar with the rumored 14-inch mannequin.

As for the brand new entry-level iPad, it also needs to be launched sooner or later later this yr. In recent times, Apple has introduced new entry-level iPads together with new iPhones.

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