Five new iPad models have been registered by Apple with the Eurasian Economic Commission, implying that new products are on the way. The model identifiers listed in the database include A2068, A2197, A2198, A2228, and A2230 and would all work on iPadOS, which was featured by the Cupertino giant during the WWDC 2019 keynote.
Apple has yet to launch the iPad 7; A new 10.5-inch non-Pro iPad could also be unveiled
Previous Eurasian Economic Commission listings have also announced the arrival of new Apple products, which means we’ll most likely see new iPads soon. Since all of the Slates run iPadOS, it’s likely that they’ll be released in the fall along with the final versions of the operating system. The listings don’t mention any specifications, unfortunately. The new dedicated platform will have exclusive features such as multitasking capabilities, new Apple Pencil features, gestures for cut, copy and paste and support for external Mac display with Sidecar.
Recently, it was announced that a new 10.2-inch iPad will go into mass production this month as the successor to the 9.7-inch model. The new identifiers could refer to the different models of this iPad, such as the Wi-Fi variant, the Wi-Fi + cellular version and the different storage options. The same thing happened last year when Apple registered 5 iPads with the EEC and they were different variations of the 11in and 12.9in iPad Pro. However, a “new” non-Pro 10.5 version of the iPad could also arrive, but unfortunately the internal specifications for this variant are unknown at this time.
Previously, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had said that Apple would start mass production of two new iPad Pro models in the fourth quarter of the year or the first quarter of next year. The current generation iPad Pro models launched in October of last year, making it likely an October release for next generation models. So far, Apple has released the new iPad mini and the 10.5-inch iPad Air this year, which means it’s time for the entry-level iPad and the “new” iPad to have a release date very soon.
News Source: MacRumors