Rumors that Apple is working on at least two more iPad models for 2019 have been circulating for some time now. A new leaked document making the rounds on the Internet further corroborates these rumors. The leaked document titled “Apple Software Development Resources,” which is apparently aimed at Apple employees, its engineering team, retailers and contractors, suggests that Apple is working on two more iPad models, with the code names A2068 and A2198. Said iPad models are expected to start shipping in October – and Apple may announce them at its iPhone 11 event on September 10.
The basic hardware specifics are not mentioned in the leaked document, but they reveal the software side of things. Unsurprisingly, future iPad models will ship with iPadOS 13 out of the box. The leaked document also suggests that while the A2068 will be an entry-level iPad, the A2198 will be the successor to the flagship iPad Pro – an iPad that Apple likes to market as a full replacement for laptops. Chances are, the A2068 will be the successor to the base sixth-generation iPad.
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Apple announced the 7.9-inch iPad Mini and 10.5-inch iPad Air in March. Much of the focus of the iPad Mini and iPad Air is on bringing the proven and reliable features of an iPad to an entry-level segment – so more people can eventually use them. This may also be why Apple brought Apple Pencil support to its two new iPad models.
Both models are powered by Apple’s A12 Bionic processor and offer “up to 10 hours of surfing the web over Wi-Fi, watching videos or listening to music; up to 9 hours of web surfing using a cellular data network. Both models have an 8MP rear camera and a 7MP front camera. Both have two speakers. The two new iPads also retain Apple’s True Tone displays.
While it’s still interesting to see what Apple is doing with its budget iPads, it would be particularly interesting to see what Apple is doing with the successor to the iPad Pro. Apple literally redesigned the iPad Pro last year with an almost edge-to-edge design and Face ID, in addition to updated hardware.
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