A leak claims to have the 10th generation iPad design, which if realized will be a real surprise.
Apple is expected to launch new iPad models after the summer and it seems confirmed that we will have a new iPad Pro with the M2 chip and a new iInput pad that includes a USB-C connector. And it is precisely the latter that they come from filter certain suspected schemes revealing an all-new design.
As published on the site MySmartPrice the next entry iPad will get a major redesign, and of course it’s a real surprise. From what can be seen in these CAD files, the next entry-level iPad will be a cross between the current 9th generation iPad and the iPad Air.
In the images and in the filtered information, we can see how device body design will change and have straight bezels like the rest of the iPad range. This will allow it to be compatible with the second generation Apple Pencil. Also, in the lower area we will have USB-C instead of Lightning.
So far everything sounds good and it’s not something that surprises us, but it’s up front where the surprises come. This entry iPad wouldn’t use the frameless design of the iPad Pro, Air, and mini, but would retain virtually the same design as the current iPad, with uneven bezels and home button with Touch ID. Something that surprises many at this point.
The size of the alleged 10th generation iPad would be 248mm x 179mm x 6.98mm, compared to the 250 mm x 174 mm x 7.50 mm of the current model. Therefore, we are faced with a somewhat more compact design. Additionally, we have a new camera module of cameras and MySmartPrice says the screen could reach 10.5 or 10.9 inches.
A truly amazing design
As we can see in these images, the iPad would change its design by opting for a hybrid solution between the current model and the new design used by the iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad mini. We will have flat edges and a straight design, but we will keep the front side with the home button and Touch ID.
And the truth is, it’s not a design that makes much sense. I hear that Apple doesn’t want the entry iPad to be the same as an iPad Airbut creating a new design to stay in the middle seems quite strange, it’s almost better to keep the current design which is based on the traditional iPad design.
of course it would be surprising that Apple decided to update the design and keep the home button with Touch ID now that we are so used to gestures, but who knows. Only entry-level iPads and iPhone SE still have this button on the front.
We’ll see after the summer, probably in October, if this design ends up being the final one. It is not the first time that similar designs have been leaked which later do not end up being fulfilled.