Two New iPad Pro Models, 10.2-Inch iPad, and iPad Mini 5 Said to Launch in 2019

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    In a thorough research note outlining Apple's plans for 2019, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo describes his outlook for the next iPad lineup. According to Kuo, Apple plans to release two new iPad Pro models, a 10.2-inch iPad, and a refreshed iPad mini, each equipped with an upgraded processor, later this year.

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    Rumors of a refreshed iPad mini ("iPad mini 5") have been consistent over the past few months. Apple in January registered seven new iPad models with the Eurasian Economic Commission, and at least some of these are believed to be the iPad mini. The others may be a new version of the low-cost 9.7-inch iPad.

    According to Kuo, the 9.7-inch iPad will be bumped up to 10.2 inches in 2019. No other details on the "two new iPad Pros" are given, but a release would likely be later in 2019 given their relatively recent updates.

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  2. seatton macrumors 6502a

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    I am tempting to get a fragile iPad Pro to replace my 9.7 iPad Pro. I guess Apple is planning to release a stronger one this year. I will patiently wait!
     
  3. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully these ones have USB-C too. Lightning needs to die already!
     
  4. Ds6778 macrumors 6502a

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    Dude, Apple couldn’t make a more confusing product lineup if they tried. Starting to remind me of Samsung or LG.
     
  5. darknite38 macrumors regular

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    Hot take: Apple will release new iPads in 2019.

    Wow who ever woulda thunk?
     
  6. EugW macrumors 603

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    Here's hoping for a March or April release. No event necessary. A press release would suffice.
     
  7. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Why?
     
  8. GuruZac macrumors 6502a

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    Will be keeping an eye on a refurb 2019 iPad Pro 11” when that time comes. I have used my iPad Pro 10.5 everyday for over 18 months. Best device Apple has made in years, and the productivity apps are so polished it makes for a great user experience.
     
  9. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    I'm guessing these will use the A11, unless they go with an A10 for the iPad mini, which would disappoint the mini fans.
     
  10. pratikindia macrumors 6502

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    Steve's simplicity is gone with Tim. He is a confused guy.
     
  11. kazmac macrumors 604

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    I’d love an iPad Mini Pro without the defects of the 2017-2018 iPPs. Hopefully stronger too. I felt like I would break the magical piece of glass with my super duper sketching spells.
     
  12. BigBoy2018 macrumors 6502a

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    In other news, Apple has no plans to release a OS for the iPads that actually leverages all that power.
     
  13. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a

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    You know why. Everybody knows why. Geez.

    Lightning is a massive inconvenience to consumers, especially to loyal Apple fans who love the ecosystem so much. Lightning is virtually the only thing that prevents modern Apple devices from working seamlessly with each other.

    USB-C is the only acceptable port for future iOS devices.
     
  14. EugW macrumors 603

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    Here's hoping for A12. :) Truthfully though, I'm also expecting A11.** That would be decent, with a Geekbench score in the 10000 range. I would be quite disappointed with A10.

    Here are my predictions from the iPad 10" prediction thread:

    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...-or-2020-10-ipad.2164986/page-2#post-27045798

    **It should be noted that A12 actually has a smaller die size than A11, because A12 is 7 nm and A11 is 10 nm. So if 7 nm yields are good, it could actually make sense to ship with A12, especially since the 2018 iPad Pro models are already on A12X, which is much faster than A12.
     
  15. Naaaaak macrumors 6502

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    Or Apple before Jobs.
     
  16. mi7chy macrumors 603

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    Take a break from pumping out new hardware and, instead, improve iOS since it doesn't even fully utilize previous hardware.
     
  17. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    A12 would be even better, and even if it makes financial sense, I have a hard time seeing apple selling A12 iPads at the same time as the 10.5" iPad Pro with an A10X, unless they discontinue that model. We'll find out soon!
     
  18. EugW macrumors 603

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    10.5" iPad Pro should be discontinued. I'm surprised it hasn't been already.
     
  19. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    Apple..

    Work on the software specifically for iPad usage please....

    We don't need any new iPad hardware advancements right now...

    iPads already have so much unharnessed power that it's bordering on ludicrous.
    The blown up iPhone OS running on them is the problem...still
     
  20. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Agreed. It bothers me that now there will be a 10.2" model and a 10.5" model. Why not make the 10.2" model 10.5" and use the same casing as that iPad Pro?
     
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    A12X and the new form factor would be tempting. I prefer the smaller iPads since I use them as an actual tablet. I’ll consider upgrading to a Pro when it can replace my Mac, if that day comes.
     
  22. EugW macrumors 603

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    There's nothing stopping them from doing both at the same time. The hardware teams and software teams are different people anyway.

    No way in Hades it will get A12X.
     
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    9.7" 10.2" 10.5" 11" 12.9" with various resolutions? what gives?


    Just keep three lines:
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    7.9", 11" Pro and 12.9" pro price them accordingly. Apple may force budget iPad buyers to 7.9" with updated internals, then others with either 11" or 12.9" ~ makes much business sense than 5 different iPad product lines.
     
  24. EugW macrumors 603

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    Who said the 10.2" will have a different resolution than all of the other iPads? It might, but we don't know that yet.
     
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