We could be in line for a major iPad refresh later this year, as Apple has registered two more tablet models with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) regulator – models that don’t fit into the current lineup. .
As spotted by MySmartPrice, the new additions bring the total number of mysterious iPad devices in the EEC database to seven. It’s likely that some of these are just slight variations in storage rather than separate iPads.
What the documents don’t tell us is so much about the devices themselves: all we know is that they’re listed as running iPadOS, which is slated for release in September. Apple may be planning an iPad event in October, which it has done in previous years.
Filling in the gaps, we could be in line for new iPad Pros, which will be one year old in October. It might also be time to refresh the entry-level 9.7-inch iPad, which was first introduced to the world in March 2018.
Changes are coming
We haven’t heard much about rumors or leaks about the new iPads – except that some of them might include better cell reception – so it’s possible we might be looking at smaller upgrades rather than updates. major days.
What we do know is that Apple unveiled a 10.5-inch iPad Air and a 7.9-inch iPad Mini in March 2019, so those two particular lines won’t be revamped this time around.
Apple may eventually want to make all of its iPads look like iPad Pros, with thin bezels and no home buttons, but given that the 9.7-inch iPad’s main selling point is is its affordable price, it could keep the classic design.
If new iPad Pros are indeed on the way, the main changes will likely be internal, with additional speed bumps on the cards. The new modern design is not yet a year old and will therefore likely be kept for another 12 months.
Going through MacRumors