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Major updates expected for Apple iPad lineup this 2019

/ 04:09 PM February 04, 2019
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Apple is planning to release new, lower cost iPads and iPad minis this year with an iPad Pro update following in 2020, according to Bloomberg published Wednesday.

Experts look forward to seeing at least two new, cheaper iPad models this year with a third likely debuting in 2020.

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As early as this spring, “Apple plans to release an updated version of its lower-cost iPad with roughly a 10-inch screen…, faster processor,” and lightning port. Likewise, a newer, cheaper iPad mini is also expected to make an appearance in just a couple months, a model that has not been upgraded since 2015.

The iOS 13, the next mobile operating system expected to launch in June, will feature a new dark mode as well as Apple CarPlay improvements. iPad-specific operating system upgrades include a new home screen, file management improvements, and the “ability to tab through multiple versions of a single app like pages in a web browser.”

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Reports now also suggest that the 2020 handsets will likely come with a more powerful, longer-range 3D camera which will first debut in the upgraded iPad Pros launching in the spring of 2020.

For years, Apple has been releasing iPhones in September with the exception of the iPhone X’s November 2017 launch. As for the iPad, unveilings often take place in March. For now, consumers anticipate to see the new devices in accordance with these trends, but nothing has been confirmed yet by Apple. JB

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