In the tablet market, there are Apple in front, and all the others far behind. The American manufacturer wants to continue its march forward with several innovations in preparation.
These are just rumors at the moment, but they come from Ming-Chi Kuo, a very reputable analyst whose predictions fall on the mark very often. According to his last note, Apple is reportedly preparing to launch a new 10.8-inch iPad by the end of the year. Then, in the first half of 2021, fans would be entitled to an iPad between 8.5 and 9 inches in size.
For its range of iPads, Apple is not afraid to multiply screen sizes. The tablet started in 2010 with a diagonal of 9.7 inches, then 7.9 inches (with the iPad mini), then 10.2 inches, 10.5 inches, 11 inches, 12.9 inches… The 8.5 to 9 inch model announced by Ming-Chi Kuo could replace the iPad mini whose design has not changed since the first generation, in 2013.
According to the analyst, these new tablets could follow the same strategy as the recently updated iPhone SE. Apple would like to position these entry-level iPads. The iPad 7, the most affordable model currently, costs € 389. It is therefore possible that future versions cost less, which would allow Apple to strengthen its grip on the market.
Ming-Chi Kuo also predicts thatApple could launch its augmented reality glasses in 2022. But for this product, there is no question of being affordable: these glasses should be quite expensive! And it is possible that you need to have an iPhone to be able to use it, the way you wouldApple Watch.