Updated tablets iPad and iPad mini will receive screens with enlarged diagonals
Apple's promising products are the subject of scrutiny by numerous insiders and market experts. The most striking and accurate forecaster of Apple's future plans is Taiwanese analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who most accurately predicts the direction of the brand’s product development.
In his recent forecast, the expert not only indicates the most probable date of the upcoming presentation of Apple's widely advertised virtual reality headset, but also talks about ways to improve the company's branded tablets. In particular, Ming-Chi Kuo notes the desire of Apple engineers to increase the screen size of the updated iPad to 10.8 inches, and iPad mini to 9 inches.
The oldest model of Apple iPad tablets with a 10.8-inch display is expected on the market already in the second half of this year, and the iPad mini model whose diagonal will be increased to sizes ranging from 8.5 to 9 inches will enter the market in the first half of 2021 of the year. The analyst indicates that Apple tablets will be sold at relatively low prices.
Currently, there is no clear information about the plans of Apple developers regarding the form of release of new tablets with enlarged screens. It is unclear whether this will be a completely new line-up, or whether the devices will replace the previously launched iPad models. It is possible that the new tablets will simply complement the existing lineup.
Apple is currently delivering a 10.2-inch iPad to the market for $ 329, and a 10.5-inch iPad Air is available for $ 499. Thus, the new tablet with a 10.8-inch display will become Apple's largest serial tablet. Existing iPad mini models have a screen with a diagonal of 7.9 inches, and if the prediction of Ming-Chi Kuo is correct, they will be replaced by a model with a 9-inch screen.
A special place in the analytical forecast was given to the augmented reality headset, expected for several years, and Apple's AR glasses. The expert noted that the device should be expected only in 2022. It is known that developers from Cupertino create two devices of this type. Earlier it was reported that the AR-headset will appear in 2022, and AR glasses will enter the market in another year.
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