Taiwanese publication Digitimes states that Apple is believed to launch the iPad Mini 5 and an entry-level iPad in the first half of 2019. Citing two touch panel manufacturers in Asia, the publication writes: “Apple plans to launch two entry-level tablets in the first half of 2019, which includes a fifth-generation iPad mini and another entry-level iPad model. “
The report doesn’t say much about what kind of updates the iPad Mini 5 will have, but trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said last year that he thinks it will feature an improved processor and lower-cost panel. Apple hasn’t updated the iPad Mini in a while; The iPad Mini 4 was launched in 2015. In fact, you can still buy the 7.9-inch iPad Mini 4 at a slightly higher price compared to last year’s entry-level iPad.
Last month, a case for the iPad Mini 5 was leaked, revealing that the mini tablet will largely mimic the iPad Pro 2018, including support for Apple’s smart connector. However, it has been suggested that the design may be from an unpublished prototype.
Digitimes also reports that Apple will launch the 2019 iPad in early 2019. The entry-level iPad usually receives an update in March or April, so expect Apple to release a new iPad at a competitive price during the same time frame. The current generation iPad sells for approximately Rs 26,000 in India.
In December, China Times, Citing supply sources, he said that Apple planned to launch the iPad Mini 5 and an entry-level iPad sometime in 2019.