Apple’s new 8th generation iPad will launch by end of 2020 and will be featuring an A12 chip, according to a new source with a far proven track record for upcoming product leaks of Apple.
in my dream iPad 2020 A12
— 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) May 15, 2020
Apple’s 7th gen iPad which was introduced at the end of September 2019, was a calculated update to the 6th generation budgeted iPad, with a larger display (10.2-inch) and also new accessories support. Although it used the same A10 chip (Fusion chip) in the 6th gen iPad.
As per the new source Ming-Chi Kuo (Apple analyst), Apple is working on 2 new iPad’s, an 8.5 to 9-inch iPad mini and a 10.8-inch iPad . These new iPads are expected to launch towards the end of 2020 and the first half of 2021, respectively.
Ming-Chi also revealed that he believes that these brand new iPad’s will follow the iPhone SE’s product strategy, so that would mean that the new iPad will fall into an affordable category. The existing budgeted iPad is 10.2 inches, so it’s not clear if Apple plans to increase the available display size through bezel reduction or introduce larger-sized tablets.
It would be reasonable to expect a new entry-level iPad this fall of 2020, iPad has been updated annually for the past 3 generations. Also, the A10 chip first appeared on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, so it’s about time that Apple took the processing power up high in its most affordable iPad. The A12 chip first appeared in the iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, and the 2019 versions of the iPad Air and iPad Mini.
In recent weeks, “L0vetodream” (anonymous Twitter account ) hinted at a 2021 release for a rumored 14-inch MacBook Pro and it has also noted that there was a delay in the new iMac models and the A14 chip.