As we fast approach the autumn release period, excitement is once again picking up about a new iPad 2021 model.
The new iPad - perhaps also described as iPad (9th Generation) - is sure to cause a splash when it launches, likely being among the best tablets for students in 2021, for example.
So, just when exactly will that be, and what can we expect from the new iPad?
New iPad 2021 Release Date
Apple's regularly scheduled annual iPhone release could coincide with the new iPad 2021's launch, following the debunking of rumours that suggested the new iPad would be revealed in April 2021 at the Spring Loaded Event.
Indeed, both the iPad (7th Generation) and iPad (8th Generation), were first revealed and released in September 2019 and 2020, respectively.
This would not be the first 'new' iPad launch of the year, however. In May 2021, Apple released its iPad Pro (5th Generation).
New iPad 2021 Price
The last four generations of iPads have all shared the same price point. As such we'd expect the new iPad 2021 to also follow this pricing. This would be as follows:
- iPad (9th Generation) 32 GB Wi-Fi - $329/£329
- iPad (9th Generation) 128 GB Wi-Fi - $429/£429
- iPad (9th Generation) 32 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $459/£459
- iPad (9th Generation) 128 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $559/£559
Of course, Apple may throw out tradition and target an alternative pricing strategy for its next-generation iPad. We'll need to wait until confirmation from Apple for any details surrounding the new iPad 2021.
New iPad 2021 Latest News And Rumours
One of the most consistent rumours surrounding the iPad 2021 concerns its processor. With the 2020 model featuring the A12, the 2021 version is expected to use the A13 Bionic chip - also found in the iPhone 11.
There are competing claims over the size of the iPad 2021's screen. Macotakara states that while the iPad 2021 may have a slimmer, lighter design, its screen size will remain at 10.2". This is the same size as the previous iPad.
However, other rumours from Twitter user @cozyplanes suggest it may feature a 10.5" Retina display, along with a possible $299 price point.
This rumour did, however, include the incorrect release date of early 2021. Indeed, the original tweet has now been deleted, suggesting we should probably take it with a pinch of salt.
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