What you need to know
- A new iPad Air will reportedly arrive in March 2021.
- A new iPad Pro is coming much, much sooner.
- If the report is right, a new iPad Pro will arrive next month.
Apple will launch a new iPad Air 4 tablet in March 2021, according to a new report by Chinese website MyDrivers. The tablet will also reportedly make use of the upcoming Apple A14 processor, too.
Citing "foreign sources," the report claims that an ipad Air 4 will ship in March of next year while taking some of its cues from the 11-inch iPad Pro that's currently on sale. Notably, a larger display and USB-C charging.
Pricing is thought to be around the $649 mark, depending on the storage configuration.
As for iPad Pro, MyDrivers reckons we will see a refresh as soon as next month, likely alongside new iPhones and Apple Watch Series 6.
The MyDrivers name is one that was pretty hot a few years ago but it's been much quieter of late. It's certainly possible these "foreign sources" have some weight behind them, and these rumors do match some others we've seen in the past.
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Where's the new iPad Mini (Pro?)
It will arrive at the same time as the Air 4. The Mini has always been a small Air, with the same hardware as the Air, in a smaller size. There was an article here a couple months ago saying the new Mini is coming March 2021.
An article a couple of months ago predicting events 7 months from now is as good as next week's weather forecast. USB-C? Face-ID? (implying 'bezel-less'). Lets get some accurate rumors.
The point is, if a new Air is coming, then a new Mini is also coming. They have always arrived at the same time, because they are identical except for size. This story and the one from 2 months ago confirm each other.
There is no way a new Pro is coming next month. We just got a new one in March. Granted, it was a very small update. But I don’t see Apple updating the Pro twice in 6 months.
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