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New 10.8” iPad Air, 8” iPad mini, and 23” iMac to be Arriving before End of 2020; mini-LED iPad Pro in 2021

According to a new report from DigiTimes, Apple will be releasing a new 10.8” iPad Air, a new iPad mini, and a new iMac before the end of 2020. Alongside this, DigiTimes says that Apple will be launching a new iPad Pro with a mini-LED display in the first half of 2021.

The new iPad Air will be getting a size increase. The 3rd Generation iPad Air, which was announced by Apple in March 2019, uses a 10.5” display. This means that the new iPad Air will be getting a size bump from 10.5” to 10.8”. This is not the first time that we have heard of a size increase for the iPad Air.

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As for the iMac, up until now, Apple have only offered the iMac in two sizes – 21.5” and 27”. According to all the recent leaks, it would seem like Apple are going to remove the 21.5” and replace it with the 23” model, which will feature a completely redesigned chassis, the T2 chip, an iPad Pro-esque design, and thin bezels. It is unknown if Apple will discontinue the 27” iMac in favour of a bigger size.

The rumoured iPad mini will be getting a size bump from it’s regular 7.9” screen size, but it’s unknown how much of a size increase the iPad mini will be getting. The current 5th Generation iPad mini uses a 7.9” display, and DigiTimes says that the iPad mini screen will be increasing to 8.x, and does not specify by how much it will be increasing.

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Finally, DigiTimes speaks about a new 12.9” iPad Pro that will be arriving in the first half of 2020. The special thing about this iPad is that it will utilise a mini-LED display, a feature that has been rumoured to be arriving to the iPad Pro for a long time.

You can read the full release from DigiTimes below:

Apple’s new offerings for second-half 2020 are likely to include a 10.8-inch ‌iPad‌ Air and a 23-inch ‌iMac‌ device, with prospects to also release an 8.x-inch ‌iPad‌ mini and 12.9-inch iPad Pro with mini LED display in the first half of 2021, said the sources.

Apple is also expected to enlarge the size of 2020 ‌iPad‌ Air to 10.8-inch compared to the 10.2-inch one launched in 2019, said the sources, adding that volume production of the new ‌iPad‌ Air is to kick off in the third quarter 2020.

Major panel suppliers for the planned 10.8-inch ‌iPad‌ Air include LG Display, BOE Technology and Sharp, with Radiant being the sole BLU supplier, the sources added.

Source: DigiTimes
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