New details regarding Apple’s upcoming product lineup that includes a redesigned budget iPad and new MacBook Pros have surfaced.
Let’s discuss the rumors about the highly anticipated 10th generation iPad first…
Based on previous rumors and alleged leaks it is believed that the next generation of iPad will feature a flat-edged design and a USB-C port while still featuring a Touch ID home button. This will be a major redesign for the iPad that has had the design that is reminiscent of the original iPad released around 12 years ago.
Now a new report from Macotakara, which is based on supply chain sources suggests that this 10th generation iPad will not be featuring a home button and will house the Touch ID sensor in its power button, similar to the current iPad Air and 6th generation iPad mini.
Macotakara notes that while the CAD schematics that leaked earlier this month showcased the size and dimensions of the size, they did not account the changes that Apple has made to the front of the device.
The website also claims that CAD schematics did not accurately show the size of the upcoming iPad’s display, as main focus of those schematics was to help accessory makers to create accessories for the new iPad ahead of time.
If this turns out to be the case, then we can expect the 10th generation iPad to have a larger display size than its predecessors.
14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro to enter mass production in Q4
Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared new information regarding Apple’s upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, which will be replacing Apple’s current high-end MacBooks.
According to the analyst the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros will enter mass production in fourth quarter of 2022. Both of these new machines will feature new processors.
The analyst further notes that the new machines will be powered by new processors with 5nm advanced node instead of more advanced 3nm processors. He has came to this conclusion based on TSMC’s guidance that 3nm will contribute to the company’s first half of 2023.