Earlier this year Apple launched Magic Keyboard for the 2020 iPad Pro. The new Magic Keyboard arrived with a floating stand, trackpad, earning praises for its ergonomics. Twitter user @LOvetodream has now hinted at Magic Keyboard for other iPad models.
Apple announced the 2020 refresh of the iPad Pro lineup in March this year. It was a minor refresh with a slightly powerful A12Z Bionic chip, double the base storage, and a new camera setup which included a LiDAR scanner. It was not really an impressive refresh by any means especially since the iPad Pro lineup was being updated by Apple after 18 months. There were rumors of Apple refreshing the iPad Pro lineup again later this year with a mini-LED display and faster A14X Bionic chips.
A new supply chain report from Japanese blog Macotakara claims that the fourth-gen iPad Air will feature a USB-C port, while the next iPad mini refresh will continue to feature a Lightning Connector.
Apple could be preparing to launch a new 10.2-inch iPad refresh this year with an A12 chip inside. The company had refreshed its cheapest $329 iPad last year in September but that was a minor refresh as it only bumped the display size to 10.2-inch and added a Smart Connector.
Kuo: Apple Glasses Could Launch in 2022, New 10.8-Inch iPad and 9-Inch iPad Mini Coming in 2020 or 2021
Apple has long been rumored to be working on AR (Augmented Reality) glasses. Now, noted industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that he expects the company to launch Apple Glasses in 2022 at the earliest. He has also mentioned that the Cupertino-based brand would launch newer iPad and iPad Mini models soon.
In a new investor note, analyst Jeff Pu from research firm GF Securities claims that Apple has delayed the launch of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Mini-LED display until early 2021.
There have been rumors regarding the possible launch of new iPad Pro models in 2020. Now, iOS 14’s leaked code suggests that Apple could launch four new iPad Pro versions to replace the current-generation 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Apple is reportedly working on an iPad keyboard with a built-in trackpad due to launch later this year alongside the next-generation iPad Pro. The keyboard accessory will be another step from Apple to position the iPad Pro lineup as a laptop replacement for many.
Earlier rumors claimed that iPad Pro will receive an update in the first half of this year. Typically, Apple updates iPad Pro every 18 months on an average and thus the 2020 iPad Pro might be launched in March this year.
Apple is expected to launch its first iPad and iPhone with 5G in the second half of this year. The timeline is provided by multiple reports emerging from Taiwanese publication, Digitimes.