First of all, when will it be launched and what would its price be?
Apple had us used to launching its iPad entry range in the first quarter of the year, but in both 2019 and 2020 it fixed September as its presentation and launch date. If we take into account how advanced the year is, we can assume that that ninth month of the year will once again be the one chosen to launch the device. It will, possibly, taking advantage of the special event with which the company will also present the new Apple Watch Series 7 and the expected iPhone this year. And, except for a capital surprise, it will be launched on the market at the end of that same month.
Regarding the price, nothing has been leaked, neither that it is going to go up, nor that it is going to go down. While it is true that there is usually no data about it until its launch, nothing indicates that it will increase. The current model is based on the 379 euros, which for now would also be the starting price of the iPad 9. And we seriously doubt the rise due to the good work achieved by the company making this its cheapest tablet and how well it seems to be doing in sales.
The previous two data is not that they are not important, in fact they are a lot, although it is clear that in the end what will matter most will be how this tablet behaves on a day-to-day basis. Normally Apple does a very curious thing with its tablets and it is to gradually implement improvements in the ‘Pro’ models, which later reach the ‘Air’ range and later inherit the entry iPad such as the ninth generation. This year will not be when the frames are removed and the new design standard is adopted, but that does not mean that there will be no notable changes.
According to some specialists close to Apple, this year they would bet on a identical design to the 2019 iPad Air. That is, with a Home button that would again integrate Touch ID, pronounced frames on the front and a Retina IPS screen that would have 10.5 inch leaving behind the 10.2 that the current eighth-generation iPad mounts. I would be compatible with him again Apple Pencil 1 and you would also have official accessories at your fingertips as you already have with the Smart Keyboard.
At the performance level, a considerable improvement is expected by introducing the A13 Bionic chip, the same one that the iPhone 11 mounted in its day and that would be an improvement over the current A12 Bionic. It is not that you are going to notice a barbaric difference at the performance level, but if in certain tasks you will notice a greater fluidity and it will make this iPad more durable than the previous one in terms of years of updates. Other data such as Storage capacity They are still a mystery, will they bet on starting from a base in 64 GB like that iPad Air of 2 years ago or will they continue with the 32 GB of the current ‘cheap’ iPad?
We want to emphasize that in the end all this is leaks and rumors, without having anything official at the moment because Apple does not usually advance anything about its next devices. However, the sources tend to be right in these cases and the margin of error that could exist regarding these leaks and what ends up being seems to be minimal. Therefore we can already get an idea of what will be the new super sales iPad of the Californian company.