The arrival of a new year always generates speculation about the launch of new products: what they will look like, what dates are envisaged for their arrival and the final price they will have. From what we know, Apple plans to launch a new iPad in 2021.
It’s like that. It’s the cheapest iPad Apple has on sale, and it would come, according to rumors, with a major overhaul with thinner bezels compared to what we’ve seen in previous generations.
When will the new iPad arrive (2021)?
The dates of its arrival still seem unpredictable, given that last year Apple changed its timing for announcing new launches, which previously focused on the months of March and September. Here are the dates of the last outings:
- iPad 5th generation: March 2017
- iPad 6th generation: March 2018
- iPad 7th generation: September 2019
- 8th generation iPad: September 2020
If the company follows this trend, we can expect to see the refreshed new iPad in stores in the spring or fall. If you want to know what Apple might be launching this framework month, check out the article All Apple Products Coming This March 2021.
How much will the new iPad cost (2021)?
The price has remained stable lately when it comes to Apple’s cheapest iPad model. Here is the price of each generation:
- iPad 5th generation: $ 399
- 6th generation iPad: $ 379
- 7th generation iPad: 379 $
- 8th generation iPad: 379 $
Take a look at our special on best iPads of 2021. You might also be interested in the article on where to buy an iPad at the best price.
As you can see, the iPad price It has dropped slightly in recent years, remaining above $ 379 in the case of the price of the model with the most basic configuration.
What news will we see in the iPad (2021)?
One rumor that has gained traction is that Apple will change the design of the new model, making it thinner and lighter. This could also come with a change from the current 10.2-inch screen to the 10.5-inch panel used in the previous iPad Air.
Apple has always been fairly pragmatic about exploiting and reusing chassis and components from retired models. This would fit in perfectly as a way to improve the product without needing to modernize or spend a lot of energy on a new design.
Another rumor from the Chinese tech site cnBeta That’s because Apple will increase the RAM to 4GB, start with 64GB of storage, and adapt to the A13 Bionic processor that was used in the current line of iPhone 11 and iPhone SE.
We have also seen these specifications reported in Wccftech, therefore rumors in this regard are gaining credibility. Increasing storage is something we consider essential, as 32GB is a trifle compared to Android devices.
The A13 Bionic chip would be a nice boost in terms of performance, although the A12 Bionic that comes in the current iPad is a good processor. While Apple turns cheaper products into newer chips when it updates them, the current iPad is already a potential beast.
The sixth generation iPad was equipped with an A10 Fusion processor, which appeared a few years earlier in the iPhone 7 range. Then the same chip was used in the seventh generation iPad, when it arrived in 2019.
This was undoubtedly a huge performance gap over the more powerful silicon used in other iPads and iPhones at the time.
In that regard, there was some relief when Apple brought the A12 Bionic chip into the 8th generation iPad. But that’s not a conclusion that makes us think the ninth-gen model has a new processor update.
We’re expecting the new iPad to have a home button, as the kind of redesign we’ve seen with the iPad Air (2020) seems too expensive to bring to the entry-level device. (At least for the moment). However, there are rumors that the iPad mini could go this route in 2021.
As you can see, there is still a lot of unknown things about the new generation iPad (2021). Be sure to check back regularly as we will update it as new information on the topic emerges.
In the meantime, consult the Review of the latest 10.2 inch iPad to know its full potential, what we liked most and what we missed.