10th-Generation iPad With Major Design Changes Reportedly in Production Ahead of September Launch

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Apple’s rumored 10th-generation iPad is currently in production and will feature “major” design changes, according to a report from the Taiwanese website. DigiTimes.

The report didn’t provide specific details on the new 10th-generation iPad design, but rumors suggest the device will feature a larger 10.5-inch display with slightly thinner bezels, a USB-C port, and a flat body with a protruding bezel. to have. reversing camera. The cheaper iPad is still expected to have a Touch ID home button, but recently leaked renders showed the device without a headphone jack like other iPad models.

In addition to the redesign, the cheaper iPad will reportedly get a faster A14 Bionic chip and 5G support for mobile models. Other devices with the A14 chip include the fourth-generation iPad Air and all four iPhone 12 models.

Apple plans to launch the 10th-generation iPad in September, according to DigiTimes, but sources named in the report said they are concerned about temporary power restrictions imposed by the Chinese government on factories in China’s southwestern Sichuan province. Amid an intense heat wave, power supplies to industrial users in 19 cities across the province have been shut down until August 20 to prioritize power supplies to homes, and all industrial power users have been ordered to suspend all production during this time. , the report claims.

iPads are mainly produced in Sichuan by manufacturers Foxconn and Compal, according to the report, adding that a six-day shutdown due to the power outages is unlikely to affect overall production efficiency in August. However, if the flow restrictions are extended, the report says the mass production of products could be affected.

Apple unveiled the ninth-generation iPad at the September 2021 event, along with the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and sixth-generation iPad mini. Earlier today, the 10th generation iPad was rumored to be announced at an October event, so we’ll have to see if the device is finally unveiled in September or October this year.

The ninth-generation iPad has a 10.2-inch display, an A13 Bionic chip, a 12-megapixel front camera with support for the Center Stage feature, and support for the first-generation Apple Pencil. The device starts at $329 in the United States and is available in Space Gray or Silver colors with 64GB or 256GB of storage.

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