apple, 10th generation ipad

A Taiwanese website has reported that Apple’s 10th generation iPad will feature “major” design changes.

Apple is reportedly preparing to unveil a new generation of its entry-level iPad and if rumors are to be believed, the brand’s 10th generation iPad, which is said to arrive this September, will feature a new design and even better hardware. A report from a Taiwanese website said that not only is Apple’s 10th generation iPad currently in production, but it will also feature “major” improvements on its design and hardware.

MacRumors reported on the findings of Taiwanese website DigiTimes, which revealed that the 10th generation iPad from Apple will feature a larger 10.5-inch display and slightly thinner bezels, as well as a flat-edged enclosure with a protruding rear camera. Apple’s entry-level tablet device is expected to have a Touch ID home button, however recent leaked renders indicated a missing headphone jack, unlike previous iPad models.

Apple’s 10th Generation iPad May Be More Powerful

Aside from the redesign, Apple’s 10 generation iPad is rumored to be powered by the faster A14 Bionic chip and will be capable of 5G support for cellular models. The A14 Bionic chip is already being used in the fourth-generation iPad Air and four of the iPhone 12 models.

The report added that Apple is looking to launch the 10th generation iPad in September, however sources cited in the report expressed concern over temporary power restrictions established by the Chinese government in the southwestern Sichuan province in China. An intense heat wave caused the government to cut power to industrial users in 19 cities throughout the province until August 20 to allot energy to residential areas. This caused industrial power users to temporarily suspend production at this time.

Apple tablets such as the 10th generation iPad are mainly produced in Sichuan by manufacturing companies such as Foxconn and Compal. The report said that a six-day power shutdown is unlikely to affect production efficiency in August. But in the event of a longer power outage, companies such as Apple may need to adjust their timelines.

USB-C Finally Coming to the Entry-level iPad

One of the most anticipated updates to the upcoming Apple 10th generation iPad is the change from Lightning to USB-C. Right now, the entry-level iPad is the only iPad model that still uses Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector instead of the USB-C, which has long become a standard across mobile devices, 9to5Mac reported.

Apple is rumored to finally move from the Lightning connector to the USB-C for the upcoming 10th generation iPad, which opens up more possibilities for users of the tablet. USB-C is known to support faster transfer speeds and a wider variety of peripherals.

In terms of pricing though, Apple is expected to increase the price of the upcoming 10th generation iPad. The ninth generation iPad currently sells for $329, but inflation, rising costs, and increasing prices of current Apple products all point to a higher price for the entry-level iPad.

Finally, expect the upcoming 10th generation iPad to have the same storage capacity of either 64GB or 256GB. Apple is expected to announce the 10th generation iPad during the Mac and iPad Pro event.

TECH NEWS RELATED

See takes its sweet time getting to its ultimate battle [Apple TV+ recap]

★★★☆☆ It's hugs all around this week on See. Photo: Apple TV+ The sky is falling this week on See, Apple TV+’s fantasy epic about a world with no sight. In the penultimate episode of the series, Baba Voss and Maghra have precious few resources left at hand to defend themselves ...

View more: See takes its sweet time getting to its ultimate battle [Apple TV+ recap]

Apple Is Unlikely to Reinstate Touch ID, to Revamp Face Recognition Instead: Reports

Apple’s Touch ID, a biometric fingerprint recognition system for the company’s iPhone models, may not be included in next year’s iPhone 15 models. This is despite previous reports that teased the addition aforementioned feature. According to MacRumors, adding Touch ID back to the iPhone in addition to Face ID may ...

View more: Apple Is Unlikely to Reinstate Touch ID, to Revamp Face Recognition Instead: Reports

15 Best Lock Screen Widgets for Apple iPhone

Apple introduced lock screen widgets for iPhone with the iOS 16 update. Widgets help you glance at essential information without unlocking your phone to launch an app. Besides Apple’s collection, several third-party app developers have also pushed out lock screen widgets on iPhone. Let’s check some of the best lock ...

View more: 15 Best Lock Screen Widgets for Apple iPhone

The iPhone 14 lineup cost Apple 20% more than its predecessor

Apple paid 20% more for the iPhone 14 line’s production than it did for the iPhone 13 family. The details can be found in a new report that Nikkei Asia created after researching the Cupertino firm’s supply chain. For instance, Apple now spends the equivalent of US$501 to assemble the ...

View more: The iPhone 14 lineup cost Apple 20% more than its predecessor

Best Apple Deals of the Week: Major $400 Discounts Hit Every 2021 MacBook Pro and More

We saw a good variety of deals on Apple products and accessories this week, ranging from massive $400 discounts on 2021 MacBook Pro notebooks to notable markdowns on previous generation Apple Watch models and 25 percent off MagSafe products. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. ...

View more: Best Apple Deals of the Week: Major $400 Discounts Hit Every 2021 MacBook Pro and More

How to manage iMessage storage in iOS 16 & iPadOS 16

Article Hero Image Disclosure: If you buy through our links, we may earn commission as an affiliate & Amazon Associate. Clear up additional space on your iPhone and iCloud by managing your iMessage storage. If you find that you’re routinely exhausting iCloud storage because of Messages, there are a couple ...

View more: How to manage iMessage storage in iOS 16 & iPadOS 16

4 Best Apple Watch Ultra Cases to Buy Right Now

The Apple Watch Ultra is the best smartwatch Apple has to offer currently. It’s got Pro-grade features for mountaineers, divers, and athletes, and comes with a rugged chassis. Despite being rugged, it’s quite easy to scratch the titanium frame on the Apple Watch Ultra. That’s something you wouldn’t want on ...

View more: 4 Best Apple Watch Ultra Cases to Buy Right Now

Google's Pixel 7 Pricing Challenge: Carriers Offer iPhones and Galaxy Phones For Free

Google's pricing on the Pixel 7 is lower than rival flagships from Apple and Samsung, but is that enough?

View more: Google's Pixel 7 Pricing Challenge: Carriers Offer iPhones and Galaxy Phones For Free

How to Make iPhone Vibrate or Not Vibrate on Silent (iOS 16 Included)

How to Share Wi-Fi Password From iPhone to Android and Vice-Versa

Wounded warrior Jennifer Lawrence faces horrors at home in Causeway trailer

Top 9 Ways to Fix Text Message Notification Sound Not Working on iPhone

12 Ways to Fix Twitter Not Working on iPhone and Android

10 Ways to Fix YouTube Comments Not Showing on iPhone and Android

iOS 16: What Is ‘iPhone Charging on Hold’ and What to Do if You See It

Forgot iPhone Passcode: How to Reset iPhone Without Losing Data

Deals: Apple Watch Series 7 w/ cellular dips to lowest price ever at Amazon

Cost of iPhone 14 production estimated to be 20% higher than the iPhone 13

Cult of the Lamb (Mac) 

Raid: Shadow Legends (Mac) 

OTHER TECH NEWS

Top Car News Car News