10th-Generation iPad With Major Design Changes Reportedly in Production Ahead of September Launch

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10th-Generation iPad With Major Design Changes Reportedly in Production Ahead of September Launch

Apple’s rumored 10th generation iPad is currently in production and will feature “major” design changes, according to a report from the Taiwanese website DigiTimes.

The report didn’t provide any specific details about the 10th generation iPad’s new design, but rumors suggest the device will have a larger 10.5-inch display with slightly thinner bezels, a USB-C port and ‘ a flat-edged casing with a protrusion. rear camera. The lower-cost iPad is expected to still have a Touch ID home button, but recently leaked renders show the device without a headphone jack like other iPad models.

In addition to the redesign, the lower-cost iPad is rumored to get a faster A14 Bionic chip and 5G support for cellular models. Other devices with the A14 chip include the fourth-generation iPad Air and all four iPhone 12 models.

According to Apple, it plans to launch the 10th generation iPad in September DigiTimes, but sources cited in the report said they were concerned about temporary power restrictions imposed by the Chinese government on factories in China’s southwestern Sichuan province. Amid an intense heat wave, power was cut to industrial users in 19 cities across the province until August 20 to prioritize residential power supply, and all industrial power users were ordered to suspend all production during this period, the report claimed.

iPads are mainly produced in Sichuan by manufacturers Foxconn and Compal, according to the report, which adds that a six-day shutdown due to the power outages is unlikely to affect overall production efficiency in August. However, if the power restrictions are extended, the report says mass production of products could be affected.

Apple unveiled the ninth-generation iPad at its September 2021 event alongside the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7 and the sixth-generation iPad mini. The 10th generation iPad was rumored earlier today to be announced at an October event, so we’ll have to see if the device ends up being unveiled in September or October of this year.

The ninth-generation iPad features a 10.2-inch screen, an A13 Bionic chip, a 12-megapixel front camera with support for the Center Stage feature, and support for the first-generation Apple Pencil. The device starts at $329 in the United States and is available in Space Gray or Silver color options with 64GB or 256GB of storage.

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