Two new iPad models registered with the EEC; A 10.2-inch version expected later this year


Shortly after the Eurasian Economic Commission database included five new iPad models, it appears that same database was updated with two more models. It may signal the arrival of cheaper tablets with a freshly designed chassis, and it could succeed the affordable iPad 6. So far, the cheapest offer on Apple’s website costs $ 329, but it’s available for as low as $ 249 through online retailers. Perhaps the price drops and frequent offers mean that a slightly more expensive iPad version could be about to launch soon.

The two new tablets that were spotted in the EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) database have model numbers A2200 and A2232 and they run Apple’s new iPadOS. The list doesn’t betray any other information, but one of them could be the upcoming 10.2-inch iPad that will replace the existing entry-level 9.7-inch slate.

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An earlier rumor had suggested that the new iPad model would go into mass production in July. The cheaper 9.7-inch model debuted in March 2017 and was refreshed in March 2018 with Apple’s A10 Fusion SoC. It’s unclear if the new model will be launching in the fall or summer, but we’ll keep you posted.

Apart from that, Apple could also release two new iPad Pro models, which will likely be backed by the A13X Bionic silicon. Earlier this year, Apple so far unveiled the new iPad Air and iPad mini 5, so it’s safe to assume that the iPad Pro is the next to be refreshed. Just like last year, Apple could introduce new iPad Pro models in October. The Cupertino giant may not necessarily host an event dedicated to the new tablets and release them rather quietly.

For now, all eyes are on the next iPhones, which are rumored to feature a square bump to house up to three rear cameras and offer reverse wireless charging. Apart from that, Apple is also expected to release a 16-inch MacBook Pro this year.

News Source: 9to5Mac


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