Apple’s entry-level 10.2-inch iPad with Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard support, starting at $329.

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What’s Next for the Low-Cost iPad

A refreshed 10th-generation iPad is rumored to be coming before the end of 2022, and it will include some notable upgrades. Apple is rumored to be adding a USB-C port, swapping over from Lightning, and it is expected to feature a larger 10.5-inch display, up from the current 10.2-inch display.

The iPad will include an upgraded A14 Bionic chip and 5G connectivity to allow iPad users to connect to faster 5G networks, and there could be some design updates to bring it in line with the iPad mini 6. The upcoming iPad could feature a flat-edged design while continuing to retain the Home button and thicker top and bottom bezels.

DigiTimes said in August that the 10th-generation iPad is in production and will launch in September alongside new iPhone models. Other sources have suggested an October launch date at a dedicated iPad and Mac event.

Apple is also rumored to be working on a new 14.1-inch iPad, which could be a low-cost model, according to display analyst Ross Young. The display is not expected to feature mini-LED or ProMotion, but it would be odd for Apple to make its largest iPad a low-cost model, so take this information with a grain of salt until we know more.

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