The first half of 2019 will see Cupertino-based technology giant Apple launching its iPad Mini 5 and the second half of the year will see the launch of new 10-inch iPad, according to a report in China Times. The iPad Mini 5 is the successor of the current iPad Mini 4 and the upcoming 10-inch iPad will be replacing the current-generation 9.7-inch iPad. As of now, it is being said in reports that the two new iPads will lead to an increase in sales of tablets.
According to the report, the iPad Mini 5 will be launched in the first half of 2019 and its mass production is set to begin by the end of this month. Not many details about the iPad Mini 5 are available at the moment, but we know from reports that it will be a low-end device. It is worth noticing that iPad Mini has not received a major update since 2015. So Apple fans are really waiting for an upgraded version. iPad Mini 4 is the model that is currently available to buy, and in India, the 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs 34,900.
Speaking of the upcoming 10-inch iPad that Apple is working on, it succeeds the 9.7-inch screen model. Reports about the device that have surfaced online suggest that it will sport a 10-inch display and come with a thinner frame. This model is expected to launch in the second half of 2019. It has also been suggested that the 2019 iPad will come with support for an Apple Pencil 2 and Apple will be making some upgrades to its performance. It is expected to cost the same as the current-generation 9.7-inch iPad, which bears a price tag of Rs 26,320 for the base variant.
The same report has also said the technology company will be reducing the cost of the 2019 iPad. In order to do this, the company will be changing manufacturers and move to more affordable South Korean LED displays. However, this is just a speculation so far and there is no official word from the company about it so far. Till we get a statement, we would rather take it with a pinch of salt.