10.2-inch budget iPad reportedly due in 'late third quarter'

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in iPad edited August 1
Apple's rumored 10.2-inch replacement for the current 9.7-inch iPad should ship in the "late third quarter," a report claimed on Thursday.

The 2018 iPad Pro.
The 2018 iPad Pro.


The source of the story, DigiTimes, didn't immediately offer any other details. The given timeframe would likely put a launch sometime in September, possibly coinciding with the company's annual iPhone event.

Fall iPad releases typically take place in October however, and have more recently narrowed to the iPad Pro line. Apple more often updates non-Pro models in other windows -- 2019 iPad Air and iPad mini models were launched in March, for example.

DigiTimes also has mixed track record with the features and timing of Apple products. The publication is focused mostly on the Taiwanese supply chain, and is more reliable in that field.

At the same time, multiple sources have hinted at a 10.2-inch iPad, including the more dependable Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities. One possibility is that Apple will keep the same overall size of the 9.7-inch iPad but fill bezel space with extra screen. Two new iPad models have appeared in the Eurasian Economic Commission's database, which could refer to Wi-Fi and 4G versions of a 10.2-inch product.

The last update for the budget-oriented iPad was in March of 2018.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,332member
    Was really hoping to see both 10.1” and 10.3” iPads... oh, well!  /s
    AppleExposed
  • Reply 2 of 6
    Where is 10.1-inch,10.3-inch,10.4-inch, 10.6-inch, 10.7-inch, 10.8-inch,10.9-inch?? Where are those inches??
    edited August 1 AppleExposed
  • Reply 3 of 6
    rwesrwes Posts: 170member
    With the iPad Air 3 just recently being refreshed at 10.5" (from the Air 2's 9.7"), but with a 'normal' bezel, feels like it would be weird to introduce a 'better looking' budget iPad.

    Time will tell...
  • Reply 4 of 6
    hentaiboyhentaiboy Posts: 992member
    rwes said:
    With the iPad Air 3 just recently being refreshed at 10.5" (from the Air 2's 9.7"), but with a 'normal' bezel, feels like it would be weird to introduce a 'better looking' budget iPad.
    Presumably smaller bezels would require the loss of the home button. The “budget” iPad isn’t going to have Face ID so would have to be under-display fingerprint reader. 🤔
  • Reply 5 of 6
    AppleExposedAppleExposed Posts: 1,398unconfirmed, member
    Broken record:

    Waiting for a budget iPad with the latest Pro design. Would be a good replacement for everyone.
    edited August 1
  • Reply 6 of 6
    chasmchasm Posts: 1,649member
    Reminder: the third calendar quarter ends on September 30th.

    So this “psychic” pundit is predicting ... new iPads in the fall. O RLY? lol ...
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