Apple looks to be planning major iPad refresh

“Russian certification agency EEC has certified several new Apple iPad models,” Babu Mohan writes for MySmartPrice. “While the exact identity of the iPad models cannot be confirmed at this point, the certification suggests Apple may be planning to release new iPads soon.”

“The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has certified multiple unannounced iPad models running on iOS 12. These include A2123, A2124, A2153, A2154, A2133, and A2152. It is possible that some of these could be variants of the rumored iPad Mini 5 and two entry-level iPads with a 10-inch display,” Mohan writes. “The EEC listings do not reveal any other information regarding the certified iPad models.”

‘Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had predicted last year that Apple may launch a new version of the iPad Mini in spring 2019,” Mohan writes. “If the rumors are accurate, Apple may announce the three iPad models sometime in April or May this year. They could also be launched sometime in March, which is usually when Apple introduces its budget iPad models.”

Apple's iPad mini 4
Apple’s iPad mini 4

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    1. That’s what I’m wondering. Will the 6th Gen continue at $329 to satisfy the entry level and education markets and a new model come in at higher price? Or will we be thrilled with a new 10″ iPad 64GB starting at $329?! With quad speakers and pro-motion refresh rates 🙂 One can dream…

      1. If they get this right I might finally be willing to replace my venerable 3rd gen. But I won’t count on it just yet. I really should have been buying my replacement 2 years ago but they simply have not been inspiring or at the right price point to push me over the line. This is too often the case with Cooks Apple sadly.

  1. Interesting I suppose.

    I work every day on my Macbook Pro and my i-Mac

    Had to think for a few seconds where my iPad is located.

    Found it in a drawer in my desk. Ok

    1. TKD has made a fair comment. Everyone has a different workflow and different needs and preferences. I’m sure that most people can find what they want / need in Apple’s current line up; from a tiny screen on their wrist, phone in their pocket, iPad in their hands or MacBook / iMac on their desk to an Apple TV on their wall. That should satisfy 98% of us. Great times we live in.

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