Apple Rumors: iPad mini 5 And 10-inch iPad To Launch In 2019
Just a couple of days from now, we’ll be entering 2019. With that, a new batch of Apple devices will come. Among those devices will be the iPad mini 5 and two low-priced 10-inch iPad models.
The iPad mini 5
The last time Apple updated the iPad mini was back on September 5, which is currently known as iPad mini 4 or the 4th generation iPad mini. However, the device did receive a price cut in March 2017, with a 128GB capacity model costing $399.
As for the iPad mini 5, reports claim that Apple will release a “low-priced so-called iPad mini 5” in the first half of 2019. Even well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed back in October that the Cupertino-based tech company is working on a new version of the iPad mini with an upgraded processor and a lower-cost display panel which will be launched in 2018 or early next year.
So what month can we expect the iPad mini 5 to come? Well, the article didn’t say. And even if we look at the release dates of previous models, all four generations came at the second half of their respective years:
- iPad mini – Announced on October, released on November
- iPad mini 2 – Announced on October, released on November
- iPad mini 3 – Announced and released on October
- iPad mini 4 – Announced and released on September
The 10-inch iPad
In 2018, Apple released the 9.7-inch iPad back in March. But for the 2019 version, reports claim that it will be replaced by an iPad that features a “10-inch screen within a narrower frame” and that there will be two variants.
Furthermore, both variants will be cheaper – to be exact, it was described as “two low-priced versions of the iPad“. How cheap? Well, the reports didn’t say, but we do know that the 2018 9.7-inch iPad starts at $329.
As for the expected launch date, both are expected to launch not beyond the second half of 2019. So perhaps it may come around March? As we already mentioned, the 2018 version was released in March – this has also been the case for the 2017 and 2016 models.
When do you think will the iPad mini 5 and 10-inch iPad come? Will they be launched together? Tell us in the comment section below.