It is alleged that in the near future the company will present us with two new iPad models. She is also actively working on a new device for herself.
The source of information was the well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is famous for his fairly accurate predictions regarding the emergence of new devices. Apple. According to him, in the second half of 2020, the company will present us with a new iPad model with a 10.8-inch screen. And in the first half of 2021, a new iPad mini model will appear, the main feature of which will be an enlarged screen diagonal - from 8.5 to 9 inches.
It's not yet clear whether these new iPads will fit into the current line of tablets or replace existing devices. Today, the cheapest iPad for $329 has a 10.2-inch screen, and the iPad Air for $499 has a 10.5-inch screen. And this means that the upcoming 10.8-inch model will have a larger screen than both existing ones. And an iPad mini with a 9-inch display would be a big step up from the current tablet's 7.9-inch screen.
In addition to information about the new iPads, Kuo also revealed that Apple's augmented reality glasses could arrive in 2022. Rumors about the possible appearance of such a device have been circulating on the Web for many years. For the first time, work in this direction was discussed back in 2014, even before the appearance of the Apple Watch. Since then, the company has really advanced a lot in augmented reality technology, including absorbing several specialized startups. But so far, she has not yet confirmed the rumors about the possibility of creating a specialized device.