In recent weeks, it has been reported that Apple has plans to introduce a larger, entry-level 10-inch iPad, and a redesigned iPad mini 5. According to new reports, Apple has registered these new iPad models with the Eurasian Economic Commission, the database that has revealed numerous Apple devices in the past. Here’s everything we know so far.
According to the new filings first spotted by MySmartPrice, Apple has registered a handful of “tablet computer” models with the following identifiers: A2123, A2124, A2126, A2153, A2154, A2133, and A2152.
The multiple identifiers may also be the different configuration options for each iPad, but, the report goes deeper by saying “Apple is rumored to release three affordable new iPads in the first half of the year.”
Early last year, Ming-Chi Kuo stated that Apple is working on the successor to the entry-level $329 iPad for 2019. He says the new iPad will be slightly larger, 10′-inches vs. 9.7′-inches. He also says that in order to accommodate a larger display, the new iPad will receive an industrial redesign with slimmers bezels, and look like its larger iPad Pro siblings.
Last October, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple is “working on a new version of the iPad mini with an upgraded processor and a lower-cost panel.” Furthermore, we then got an iPad mini 5 case leak in December by Slashleaks.
In the past, ECC filings have revealed products like the 2018 iPad Pro, MacBooks, several Apple Watch and iPhone models, and the upcoming AirPods 2 among more.
When Apple introduced the $329 iPad last year, ECC filings were shown in February and launched the next month. Therefore, we should expect Apple to unveil the new iPad’s sometime in March alongside AirPods 2. You can also read what we expect from Apple in 2019 here.