A report from the Taiwanese website DigiTimes claims that the speculative 10th-generation iPad of Apple is presently in development and will have “significant” design modifications.
However, reports claim the tablet would have a larger 10.5-inch display with significantly smaller bezels, a USB-C connection, and a flat-edged casing with a projecting rear camera. The story did not disclose any precise information about the new design of the 10th-generation iPad. Although newly declassified renderings showed the tablet without a headphone port like other iPad models, the less expensive iPad is still anticipated to have a Touch ID home button.
The cheaper iPad is reported to get a facelift as well as a speedier A14 Bionic CPU and 5G compatibility for cellular variants. The fourth-generation iPad Air and all four iPhone 12 models also have the A14 chip.
Reports indicate that Apple intends to introduce the 10th-generation iPad in September, but insiders mentioned in the article claim that the company is concerned about temporary power limitations put in place by the Chinese government on companies in the country’s southwest Sichuan region. In order to prioritize residential power supply amid a severe heat wave, power has reportedly been interrupted to industrial users in 19 cities across the province until August 20. All industrial power users have also reportedly been instructed to halt all output during this time.
The majority of iPads are made in Sichuan by Foxconn and Compal, according to the research, which also says that a six-day suspension because of the power outages would probably not have an influence on production rates overall in August. However, the research claims that mass production of goods could be impacted if the power limits are prolonged.
At its September 2021 event, Apple also introduced the sixth-generation iPad mini, iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and the ninth-generation iPad. We’ll have to wait and see if the 10th-generation iPad actually gets introduced in September or October this year, since it was earlier today said that the tablet would be announced at a ceremony in October.
The ninth-generation iPad has a 10.2-inch screen, an A13 Bionic processor, a 12-megapixel front camera with support for the Center Stage feature, and compatibility with the first Apple Pencil.