New details from the ever notorious Apple informant, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo have detailed new information on a new investor note. 9to5Mac reported Kuo’s findings say Apple are working on refreshing their iPad Mini next year 2021, a new 10.8-inch iPad coming in the second half of this year 2020, and something quite surprising.
Kuo told 9to5Mac that the selling points of both these new iPads would be the “affordable price tag and the adoption of fast chips. This likely refers to Apple’s next chip they’ll be adding to their iPhone 12 lineup, assumably the ‘A14’ Bionic chip. But as of now, this hasn’t been confirmed as yet.
Kuo also mentions that the updated iPad Mini will also reportedly have an updated, bigger screen size making the jump from the current 7.9-inch to displays measuring either 8.5 or 9-inch. This could refer to Apple reducing bezel sizes to accommodate a larger screen in a similar form factor.
The final product Kuo talks about, is the Apple Glasses. According to Kuo, the Apple Glasses will launch sometime in 2022 “at the earliest.” The report also explains that the Apple Glasses will be difficult and costly to manufacture because of the multi-layered approach to “create innovative MR/AR” user experiences. Frankly, if it is that expensive to manufacture, it’s probable it will come with a higher price point. Which could possibly turn to a lower adoption rate and it failing to ‘make’ it so called.
Let’s wait for the end of this year to see more details about all these device. But let’s not hold our breath for the Apple Glasses, because I have a feeling it just won’t make it. All we can do now is wait and see, and hopefully, I’m wrong.