It is said that the 10.8-inch iPad will be launched this year and the 8.5-inch mini will appear next year
Well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (Ming-Chi Kuo) has published a new forecast for Apple plans to release new models of the iPad tablet line.
According to the informant, Apple plans to release a new 10.8-inch iPad in the second half of 2020, and next year (in the first half of 2021) an 8.5-inch iPad will go on sale.
What’s more about upcoming Apple iPad: Guo Mingchi
According to analyst Guo Mingchi in a research report. Apple plans to launch a new 10.8-inch iPad in the second half of 2020. And then launch a new 8.5-inch iPad in the first half of 2021.
Guo Mingchi did not specify whether the 10.8-inch iPad model would be the new version of the existing 10.2-inch iPad or 10.5-inch iPad Air. But he had previously stated that the 8.5-inch model would be the new iPad mini. Apple used the A12 bionic chip in March 2019, an upgraded front camera. And support for the original Apple Pencil to update the iPad mini.
Guo Mingchi believes that Apple has included a new 20 W power adapter in both iPad models, as well as the images presented earlier.
As for the iPhone, he expects the 20W power adapter to be provided as an optional accessory. This means that the iPhone 12 model will not include a charger in the box. And EarPods are not expected in the box.
LGD supplies Mini LED panels to Apple’s new iPad Pro
On June 22, Korean media reported that LGD is producing mini LED panels for Apple that will be installed on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Which will be released in the second half of the year. This iPad Pro is the fifth generation product. The 4th generation product was released in March this year. It was only slightly modernized, for example, the 3D ToF module (Time of Flight). This is the first time Apple has equipped a Mini LED panel on an iPad Pro
Apple Pro Display XDR
The supply chain of the 12.9-inch Mini LED iPad Pro has been determined. The chip is supplied by Taiwan Epistar, the panel is produced by LGD, and Taiwan’s TSMT is responsible for LCM assembly. The head company is TSMT. TSMT supplies the module to Taiwan Foxconn after completing the module, and finally completes the iPad Pro. At present, it has entered trial production, and the product will be available in the fourth quarter.
LGD will benefit from this supply. Apple is the world’s No. 1 tablet manufacturer. According to Strategy Analytics, a consulting firm, Apple sold 44.3 million tablets last year, more than double the number two Samsung Electronics (21.8 million). Apple’s market share last year was 27.7%.
It is understood that Apple had planned to use both Seoul Semiconductor and Taiwan Epistar as the iPad Prod’s Mini LED chip supplier, but in the end only chose Epistar. In addition to the new iPad Pro products, Apple also plans to use Mini LEDs on newly launched displays and notebooks.