Apple has recently refreshed the iPad Pro line-up with great bezel less devices. But if you see Apple has not refreshed iPad mini for the long time, last refreshed was in 2015 and it is due for much needed refresh. As per the reports in China time Apple is planning to launch the iPad Mini 5 and a new 10-inch iPad in the first half of 2019.
The report has Apple releasing a new low-priced iPad mini 5 in the first half of 2019 in an attempt to rectify slow iPad sales, with production expected to reach full tilt as soon as the end of this month. The iPad Mini 5 will replace the existing iPad Mini 4, whereas the new 10-inch iPad will replace the current-generation 9.7-inch iPad. It’s being said that the two new iPads will boost sales of tablets.
Meanwhile, Apple is also working on the 10-inch iPad. The existing model comes with a 9.7-inch screen, but the report says the model will flaunt a 10-inch screen. Apparently, it will feature a thinner frame and is expected to launch in the second half of 2019. It’s likely that the 2019 iPad may support Apple Pencil 2, apart from performance upgrades. It should cost the same as the current-generation 9.7-inch iPad, which can be purchased at Rs 26, 320 for the base model.
The same report also mentions that Apple will be looking to reduce costs on the 2019 iPad by changing manufacturers and moving to cheaper South Korean LED displays. There is no confirmation on this so far, so just take everything with a pinch of salt for the time being.
If we talk about the last updated iPad Mini 4, the device was last refreshed in 2015 and currently available in the market, currently sells for Rs 34,900 with 128GB storage. So yes, the iPad Mini is long overdue for an update.
Overall if you see the launch of iPad mini will be great as it will help in increasing the sales number of the company, currently Apple is the leader in supply of tablet in the global market.