Unreleased 10th generation iPad leaked by case found at Target

iPad 2022 Speck case at Target
Speck case for 2022 iPad (Image credit: Roee B)

Target may have just accidentally leaked the impending launch of the 10th generation iPad.

Rumors have continued to grow that Apple is going to release a new base model iPad this year. Not only is the company expected to bring a new generation to the table, but it is expected to bring a much needed redesign to the new model.

That may have just been confirmed by someone who stumbled upon a Speck case being sold at Target. Roee B took to Twitter to share some photos of the case which, as you can see below, is made for the 2022 iPad, a product that Apple has yet to officially announce.

Interestingly, you can also see that the case features shots of the 2nd generation Apple Pencil. If true, it would mean that the 10th generation iPad is compatible with the latest Apple Pencil and likely the Magic Keyboard.

The base model iPad is due for a huge upgrade

The 10th generation iPad, which Apple is expected to reveal this month, is anticipated to feature some major upgrades.

One expected upgrade is the design. While the base model iPad has continued to feature the same design language back to the original iPad with its curved back, the 10th generation is expected to adopt the new flat-edge design language featured on the iPad Air and iPad Pro models.

Getting that new design language would unlock an important upgrade for the base model iPad: compatibility with the Magic Keyboard and 2nd generation Apple Pencil. The base model has been missing the joy of using either of these so it would be a big boost to those wanting to enjoy the best iPad accessories without needing to drop at least $600 on an iPad Air.

The 10th generation iPad is also rumored to get USB-C, enabling even more compatibility with other devices like cameras, hard drives, and other peripherals. While the new iPad is expected to be stuck with Touch ID, the above upgrades, if Apple can still keep it below the $349 price point, would be a huge win.

The announcement of the new iPad is expected within days at this point!

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.