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Updated tablets iPad and iPad mini will receive screens with enlarged diagonals


Apple's promising products areThe object of close attention of numerous insiders and market experts. The most striking and accurate forecaster of Apple's future plans is the Taiwanese analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who most accurately predicts the direction of the brand’s product development.

In his recent forecast, the expert is not onlyindicates the most likely date for Apple's upcoming presentation of the widely publicized virtual reality headset, but also talks about ways to improve the company's branded tablets. In particular, Ming-Chi Kuo notes the desire of Apple engineers to increase the screen size of the updated iPad to 10.8 inches, and iPad mini to 9 inches.

Older Apple iPad tablet with display10.8 inches, is expected on the market in the second half of this year, and the iPad mini model whose diagonal will be increased to sizes in the range from 8.5 to 9 inches, will enter the market in the first half of 2021. The analyst indicates that Apple tablets will be sold at relatively low prices.

There is currently no clear plan information.Apple developers regarding the release form of new tablets with enlarged screens. It is unclear whether this will be a completely new line-up, or whether the devices will replace the previously launched iPad models. It is possible that the new tablets will simply complement the existing lineup.

Apple is currently supplyingthe 10.2-inch iPad market is priced at $ 329, and the 10.5-inch iPad Air is available for $ 499. Thus, the new tablet with a 10.8-inch display will become Apple's largest serial tablet. Existing iPad mini models have a screen with a diagonal of 7.9 inches, and if the prediction of Ming-Chi Kuo is correct, they will be replaced by a model with a 9-inch screen.

A special place in the analytical forecast wasdedicated to the augmented reality headset and Apple’s AR glasses, expected for several years. The expert noted that the device should be expected only in 2022. It is known that developers from Cupertino create two devices of this type. Earlier it was reported that the AR-headset will appear in 2022, and AR glasses will enter the market in another year.

Source: TheVerge