Apple rumored to be preparing new affordable 10.8" iPad and 9" iPad mini

nanoguy

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Apple may be forced to delay the iPhone 12, but in the meantime it has brought a new iPhone SE that's equipped with the latest internals and comes at a relatively affordable price. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, it may also be preparing a more affordable iPad for the second half of the year and a new iPad mini for the beginning of 2021.

Kuo says there's going to be a 10.8-inch iPad and an iPad mini with a screen that's somewhere around 8.5 to 9 inches in size. The two tablets are supposedly designed with an optimized bill of materials to make the final price more enticing at a time when consumers hold on to their devices for longer and aren't quite as inclined as before to spend their hard earned cash on a shiny new mobile device.

The existing low-cost, 10.2-inch iPad costs $329 (currently $249.99 on Amazon), so it's likely that the newer model with a slightly larger screen will be around the same price when it launches. Kuo says around 60 to 70 percent of all iPad shipments consist of the entry-level models, so it would make perfect sense to upgrade the internals of the new 10.8-inch iPad while keeping the price the same as before.

As for what chipset will power the new device, there's a chance it may come with the A13 Bionic that powers the iPhone SE and the iPhone 11. However, even the A12 Bionic chip that powers the iPad mini and iPad Air would be a significant upgrade over the A10 Fusion found inside the current entry-level iPad.

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QuantumPhysics

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I may be in the market for an iPad mini for my father so he can Facetime the family whilst we endure quarantine. I'd like to get it brand new as cheaply as possible. I can do a 4th gen retina display in fact if it's really cheap cause he barely knows how to use this stuff.
 

Dimitrios

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I may be in the market for an iPad mini for my father so he can Facetime the family whilst we endure quarantine. I'd like to get it brand new as cheaply as possible. I can do a 4th gen retina display in fact if it's really cheap cause he barely knows how to use this stuff.
I hate ads, does Firefox make a browser for the ipad ios? I had the old mini and loved the screen but I didn't like the browser.
 
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Theinsanegamer

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I hate ads, does Firefox make a browser for the ipad ios? I had the old mini and loved the screen but I didn't like the browser.
Just use an adblocker? You do know Apple has supported adblockers in Safari for 4 years now, right? It was an added feature is IOS 9.