Apple plans to launch a 10.8″ iPad this year and an 8.5″ iPad Mini in 2021


iPad 10.2-inch

The well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (Ming-Chi Kuo) has published a new forecast for Apple plans to release new models of the iPad tablet line. According to the informant, Apple plans to release a new 10.8-inch iPad in the second half of 2020, and next year (in the first half of 2021) an 8.5-inch iPad will go on sale.

The first details about the new Apple iPad tablets

Ming-Chi Kuo did not specify whether the 10.8-inch iPad model will be the new version of the existing 10.2-inch iPad or 10.5-inch iPad Air, but he said earlier that the 8.5-inch model will replace the iPad mini. Apple last updated the iPad mini in March 2019, adding the Apple A12 Bionic SoC, an updated front camera, and support for the Apple Pencil stylus.

The same analyst added that Apple will include a 20-watt power supply in the box of both new iPads.

iPad pro 2018

Here is a reminder of the specification of the Apple iPad 10.2″ (2019) and iPad Air 10.5″/iPad mini 7.9″ (2019).

Apple iPad Air 10.5-inch (2019) / Apple iPad Mini (2019) specifications

  •  iPad Air – 10.5-inch (2224 x 1668 pixels) Retina display with P3 Color Gamut, 500 nits brightness, 264 PPI
  • iPad Mini – 7.9-inch (2048  x 1536 pixels) Retina display with P3 Color Gamut, 500 nits brightness, 326 PPI
  • Octa-Core A12 Bionic 7nm chip with 64-bit architecture and M12 motion co-processor
  • 64GB/256GB variants
  • iOS 12
  • 8MP camera with f/2.4 aperture, 5P lens, Hybrid IR filter
  • 7MP front-facing FaceTime HD camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash
  • Dual microphones for calls, Stereo speakers
  • 4G LTE (optional), Wi‑Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Touch ID
  • iPad Air- Dimensions: 250.6x 174.1x 6.1mm; Weight: 456g (WiFi) / 464g (4G)
  • iPad Mini – Dimensions: 203.2x 134.8x 6.1mm; Weight: 300.5g (WiFi) / 308.2g (4G)
  •  30.2-watt-hour (iPad Air) / 19.1-watt-hour (iPad Mini) rechargeable lithium-polymer battery with Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
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Apple iPad (2019) specifications

  • 10.2-inch (2160 x 1620pixels) Retina display with 500 nits brightness, 264 PPI
  • A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture and M10 motion co-processor
  • 32GB/128GB variants
  • iOS 13
  • 8MP camera with f/2.4 aperture, 5P lens, Hybrid IR filter
  • 1.2MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash
  • Dual microphones for calls, Stereo speakers
  • 4G LTE (optional), Wi‑Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Touch ID, Stereo speakers
  • Dimensions: 250.6x 174.1x 7.5mm; Weight: 483g (WiFi) / 493g (4G)
  • 32.4-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery with Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music, Wi-Fi + Cellular models up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
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