Apple to launch thinner, lighter low-cost iPad this year

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San Francisco, Jan 10 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to launch a significantly “thinner and lighter” entry-level ninth-generation low-cost iPad this year.

According to the Mac Otakara report, the upcoming iPad will sport the same svelte body as the latest-generation iPad Air 3 with no design changes.

The display size on the new iPad is going to remain the same at 10.2-inches but it might be significantly thinner than the iPad Air at 6.3 mm.

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The new iPad is also expected to be lighter at 460 gms, 30 gms less than the 490 gms of the current one.

The device will continue to feature a Touch ID Home button and a Lightning port, with Apple declining to transition to USB-C.

It is expected to have a full-lamination display, anti-reflective coating, P3 wide color support, and True Tone.

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The report suggests that it may start at $299 (it’s currently $329). There is also a suggestion that it may start at 64 GB rather than the 32 GB offered currently.

Apple may unveil its full 2021 iPad line-up at an event in late March, but currently there is no confirmation.

–IANS

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