It seems fair to say that Apple’s iPad range has become a bit confusing in recent months. A new Air has arrived, almost identical to the Pro (both in design and power), while the base 10.2-inch model has received a slightly overwhelming update, almost indistinguishable from its predecessor. Do you keep up? Good – because it seems that the range of Apple tablets is about to become even more crowded.
A new leak shared on Twitter (below) suggests that Apple is working on a new 10.5-inch iPad to replace the current 10.2-inch model early next year. But while it will undoubtedly have improved internal features, it looks like there will be only one surprise feature: the price. Could it become the cheapest new entry in our list of drawing tablets?
10.5 “iPad with A13 chip coming in early 2021 – 10.5” Retina Display – Bionic Aion Chip – 4 GB RAM – Thinner and Lighter Design – Power Button with Touch ID – Starting at 299 USDDecember 13, 2020
If the initial price of $ 299 is said to be correct, it will make the new entry-level tablet the cheapest iPad ever launched by Apple (the current 10.2-inch iPad starts at $ 329/329 GBP). Even if it doesn’t have the same impressive full-screen design as the new iPad Air, we’re sure an iPad under $ 300 would be extremely popular. It could be the perfect choice for creatives who want to run the best applications for designers on a budget.
Speaking of design, the other interesting detail from the same leaker is that the new iPad will have a 10.5-inch screen in a “thinner and lighter design.” The latest 10.5-inch iPad was the 2019 iPad Air 3 – and once the Air 4 adopts the Pro design, will the next entry-level iPad probably borrow the same design as the Air 3? (I told you things are getting confusing).
As with all rumors, we’ll have to wait and see if this becomes a reality – and it’s worth noting that the Twitter source isn’t one of Apple’s most established leaks. But if we see something resembling the iPad Air 3 for less than $ 300, it will be difficult not to recommend. In the meantime, check out today’s best deals for the iPad below and don’t forget to take a look at these unforgettable Christmas sales of the iPad – they won’t last too long.