It looks like Apple is also working on a budget iPad.
These rumors came out after the company released the affordable iPhone SE 2020. It’s said that the upcoming budget iPad has more noticeable upgrades than the sub-Php20k 10.2-inch iPad that launched in September of 2019.
The upcoming tablet will still be at 10.2-inches, but with a more capable A12 Bionic chip under the hood. That’s the same processor found on the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, and a major upgrade over the A10 chip of the previous model.
For a perspective, the A12 Bionic chip used to dominate AnTuTu’s benchmark list when it came out back in September 2018 with an average score of 363,525.
The rest of the specs are yet to be known. But knowing Apple’s “affordable” releases, the budget iPad might inherit the same hardware that its predecessors have.
It should have the same aforementioned 10.2-inch IPS screen with a 2160 x 1620 pixel resolution, a stereo speaker setup, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel FaceTime front sensor, and thick bezels with a TouchID fingerprint scanner. Support for Apple Pencil and folio keyboard is also expected.
If we’re lucky, it might inherit some features of the iPad Pro 2020. There’s the extra ultra-wide camera, support for Magic Keyboard case, and an all-screen display with FaceID in lieu of TouchID. That will be too much to ask, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Via: iPhone Hacks