iPad Mini 5, new entry-level iPad coming in early 2019
Apple is working to launch at least two new iPad devices in the first half of 2019. Citing industry sources, DigiTimes claimed that the Cupertino-based tech giant is planning to launch two entry-level tablets including "a fifth-generation iPad Mini and an entry-level iPad model". Interestingly, this isn't the first time we've heard of 2019 iPad launches. Here's everything we know so far.
Back in 2015, Apple had launched iPad Mini 4 with a 7.9-inch (2048x1536 pixels) Retina display, single front-and-rear cameras, Touch ID and the second-generation A8 chipset. And now, the company is finally working to launch iPad Mini 5 as a long-awaited update to iPad Mini 4. Meanwhile, the second iPad could come as a refresh to the 2018's 9.7-inch iPad that supports Apple Pencil.
The iPad Mini 5 won't feature any major design change. However, we expect a 100% all-aluminum body, improved Touch ID, slightly slimmer body and bezels, and improved cameras (no TrueDepth camera and Face ID). In the other model, we can expect to see an iPad Pro (2018) like slim design along with support for Apple Pencil 2 and USB Type-C.
According to DigiTimes, Apple plans to launch these new iPads sometime in early 2019, possibly around March. And as for pricing of these upcoming models, we currently don't have any details. That said, the mass production of these iPads should begin soon and we can expect a bunch of leaks over the coming few weeks.