At Apple’s fall conference next month, there are expectations that the company will launch new products. Some products to look forward to at this event include the iPad 10 and iPad 10 Pro. Of these devices, the iPad 10 is particularly notable. The iPad currently on sale is the 9th generation product. However, the appearance still maintains the design of the iPad 5 generation released in 2017. The ultra-wide black border and the single rear camera make people feel a bit tired.
According to multiple sources, this year’s new iPad 10 will bring the first major facelift in 5 years. Theapplehub has also made relevant renders based on the rumors, so we can get a taste of what the new product will look like in advance. According to the rendering, although the iPad 10 does not use a full screen this time, the screen frame is very narrow. However, this new device will still retain the physical home button at the bottom of the screen. The front doesn’t seem to have changed much.
The biggest change is in the fuselage. This time around, Apple adopts the right-angle frame scheme with the iPad Pro, iPad Air, and other products. Since then, the iPad product line has replaced the right-angle frame design. The appearance of the rear camera on the rear has also changed a bit. It also incorporates an antenna band design similar to the iPhone 7. This will bring a refreshing feeling to consumers, which should promote a wave of sales. However, it is important to note that the overall appearance is too similar to the Galaxy Tab S7 FE. We all know that the Tab S7 FE is a device from Apple’s biggest competitor, Samsung.
Apple iPad 10 New Product Outlook: Removing the headphone jack
In Apple’s product line, the iPad, due to its relatively complete ecosystem, can be considered a star in the tablet market. This has been sought after by many consumers. Each generation of iPad updates, in addition to regular updates, will also make certain concessions in some details. Recently, there have been reports that Apple may cancel the entry-level iPad’s headphone jack.
The entry-level iPad has been upgraded to the 9th generation, and since the last exposure of the 10th generation iPad, the overall appearance change is not obvious. There are still some minor changes though, Apple seems to have removed the 3.5mm headphone jack. At the same time, the design of the camera module leans more towards the design of the iPhone X, retaining the Home button and using the USB Type-C charging interface.
From this point of view, the new generation of entry-level iPad still retains the original screen design. This means that the iPad 10 is not yet ready for a full screen design. As for whether it will increase the size of the screen, there is not much information. In the iPad product line, iPad has several series, including iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad Basic. In addition to the positioning difference design, the price strategy also occupies various price points in the market.
Basic Apple iPad
As an entry-level iPad, the setup itself is relatively backward, but relying on Apple’s unique system, it’s completely sufficient for most users. The cancellation of the headphone jack design this time around is an expected change. We can see that in the iPad products launched by Apple in recent years, the headphone jack has been phased out, and only the entry-level iPad retains it. This is Apple’s gradual planning of its own iPad product line, such as: unifying the charging interface, canceling the wired earphones, and switching to wireless earphones.
To a certain extent, Apple hopes to establish a more complete ecology, so that users can rely more on the power and productivity of Apple products that this ecology brings. As the September conference approaches, more breaking news will naturally appear.
Apple iPad 10 form debut: Touching the camera bump
Apple will release a couple of iPad products this fall, including the iPad 10, iPad mini 7, iPad Pro, and more. Among them, as the cheapest product in the series, the iPad digital series has long been responsible for sales. In the iPad 10, the company will make significant improvements to both the appearance and the interior. A CAD design draft gives the 360-degree shape of the iPad 10. While the home button remains, the side has a flat center frame that’s consistent with the shape of the iPhone and other iPads.
After moving the viewing angle back, you can see a large camera module with two openings. While one of the openings is for the camera, the other is for the flash (or microphone). This distinctive design means that Apple should update the rear camera. The company will upgrade the camera sensor from 8MP to 12MP.
In addition, you can intuitively see the top and bottom dual (or quad) speakers and the USB Type-C interface. Although the back protrudes, the thickness of the entire machine is actually thinner. The new 3D measures 248mm x 179mm x 6.98mm, compared to the current model which measures 250mm x 174mm x 7.50mm. In other configurations, the iPad 10 is expected to use the A14 Bionic processor, with the cellular version supporting 5G networks.
The outside world believes that the starting price of the iPad 10 will still be set at $329. Since it was revealed that iPadOS 16 will be delayed until October, these new iPads will not launch in September alongside the iPhone 14.