16 August 2019
Apple has been rumored to be planning some big changes for new generation iPads for quite some time. A recent report claimed that it will be using multiple cameras on iPads for the first time. And now, it is time for a new report suggesting that the standard and entry-level iPad is all set to go under a change in terms of display size.
This new report is coming from a Chinese publication MyDrivers citing information circulating inside the industry supply chain. It mentions that Apple has plans to release 7th Gen iPad aka iPad 7 with a bigger 10.2-inch display as compared to the traditionally used 9.7-inch size. It mentions that the team has made some changes to the left and right bezels to ensure that the display estate area increases without having to make the tablet bigger to hold.
It means if the report is true, all-new iPad 7 will offer a bigger display while maintaining the same portability factor as the currently available iPad 6th Generation. This suggests that we could be seeing slimmer bezels as the latest iPad model does feature really big bezels which we are seeing since the release of the first iPad. Another expected change is said to be related to the front camera. It is speculated to offer a 10-megapixel or even 12-megapixel selfie shooter which will be a good upgrade over the 8-megapixel sensor available on the current model.
On another hand, the upcoming iPad Pro is said to continue with the previous generation display size and design. The only major difference is expected to in the camera department. It is rumored to feature triple cameras on the back panel which should improve the camera quality significantly.
Lastly, these new iPad models are expected to launch in the month of October. Even though it has not been mentioned specifically, we are expecting it to be the time when new models will go on sale. Their official announcements should be happening at the September event where we will also see iPhone 11 lineup.