19 March 2019
A new rumor on Apple’s possible upcoming iPad models has surfaced and it tells not one but at least two models are in the works and they both are coming but not at the same time.
According to the tip, Apple would launch a 7th-gen iPad with 10.2-inch and a “new” 10.5-inch iPad. Well, it seems unlikely that Apple would launch two iPads with almost similar dimensions but the tip is coming from the lesser known yet accurate tipster CoinX, so we do have some hopes and we proceed to rely on it.
However, it could be possible that the 10.5-inch version could just be a scaled-back version of the existing iPad Pro. This way, Apple will have two different iPad models in its bag which could allow it to fill a price point between the $329 lower-end iPad and the $799.
Note that, the Cupertino-based company already has a 10.5-inch option in the form of 2017's iPad Pro and now the newly rumored 10.2-inch version will take these two devices closer to each other but with different specs as one is going to be the upgrade over the budget one and one is the non-Pro version which may even become more advanced bt without the "Pro" tweaks.
The 10.2-inch iPad model has already been rumored to replace the 9.7-inch “budget” model. So, going by the common logic, it wasn't difficult to draw the projection of their launch.
The leaker has put no other details, in fact, nothing can be said about their launch timeframe for now. But, as per the previous rumor, the 10.2-inch model is expected to launch in 2019 and it could happen in April and the non-Pro version which could be the upgraded version to the 10.5-inch model could launch in September alongside the new iPhone models. Stay tuned as these are just the guesses for now and we do expect more information to come that could shape these rumors better.