When Apple updated it Base model iPad In September the screen size was increased to 10.2 inches, but the CPU was not changed. Both the 6th and 7th generation iPads have the A10 chip. According to a Twitter Leaker, this should change this year.
The anonymous Twitter account L0vetodream recently shared several tidbits and reported today that the next entry-level iPad will be equipped with the A12 chip.
in my dream iPad 2020 A12
– @ 没有 搞 措 (@ L0vetodream) May 15, 2020
While the A10 chip holds up well compared to modern standards, technical bumps are always welcome. Both the iPad mini and the iPad Air already have the A12 Bionic chip.
We had previously heard that Apple plans to update the iPad again this year, but had no technical information. (Performance improvements are not always safe. We recently saw two generations of iPads with the same chip and two generations of iPad Pros with essentially the same CPU performance.)
Interestingly, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported yesterday that Apple will launch a new, cheaper iPad with a 10.8-inch screen at the end of the year, which is larger than the 10.2-inch iPad and the 10.5 known today -Inch iPad Air. It’s not clear whether this new 10.8-inch form factor would replace the iPad or iPad Air. When Apple starts to switch the high-end Pro line to mini LED displays, they also seem to be preparing to switch the lower range.