Kuo: Apple to Launch 10.8-Inch iPad Later This Year, 8.5-Inch iPad Mini in 2021

Apple plans to launch a new 10.8-inch iPad in the second half of 2020, followed by a new 8.5-inch iPad in the first half of 2021, oft-reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a research note obtained by MacRumors.

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Kuo did not specify if the 10.8-inch iPad model will be a new version of the existing 10.2-inch iPad or the 10.5-inch iPad Air, but he has previously said that the 8.5-inch model will be a new iPad mini. Apple last refreshed the iPad mini in March 2019 with an A12 Bionic chip, an upgraded front camera, and support for the original Apple Pencil.

Kuo expects Apple to include a new 20W power adapter in the box with both iPad models, as seen in leaked photos earlier this week.

As for iPhones, Kuo expects the 20W power adapter to be made available as an optional accessory, meaning that iPhone 12 models would not include a charger in the box. EarPods aren't expected in the box either.

Related Roundups: iPad mini 5, iPad Air

Top Rated Comments

badatusernames Avatar
7 months ago
I would love an 8.5 iPad Mini.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DesertNomad Avatar
7 months ago


I would love an 8.5 iPad Mini.

As long as the physical size of the whole device is the same as the current mini... just eliminate the large bezel.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sdotguenin Avatar
7 months ago
Mini Pro that is.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
itsmilo Avatar
7 months ago
As if the iPad line up isn’t already a mess. Add two different pencils and ?

not even Apple Genius has a clue. The other day I went to the Apple Store, asking for a case for my iPad Pro and they would have sold me the wrong case if I hadn’t done my own research beforehand.

Genius:
this is an iPad or the iPad Air?

Me:
„no this is an iPad Pro but it’s the 10.5 iPad Pro. No not that iPad Pro. The iPad Pro That uses the same case as the iPad Air 3 but not the iPad one. It has the same size as the iPad Air but it is an iPad Pro“

Genius: ??? Are you sure? The package for this case says iPad Air 3
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
efktd Avatar
7 months ago


As if the iPad line up isn’t already a mess. Add two different pencils and ?

not even Apple Genius has a clue. The other day I went to the Apple Store, asking for a case for my iPad Pro and they would have sold me the wrong case if I hadn’t done my own research beforehand.

Genius:
this is an iPad or the iPad Air?

Me:
„no this is an iPad Pro but it’s the 10.5 iPad Pro. No not that iPad Pro. The iPad Pro That uses the same case as the iPad Air 3 but not the iPad one. It has the same size as the iPad Air but it is an iPad Pro“

Genius: ??? Are you sure? The package for this case says iPad Air 3

I made this sheet just to keep up with the confusion!


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Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Andres Cantu Avatar
7 months ago
It's gotta be the iPad Air. It wouldn't make sense for the cheaper model to have a larger screen than the mid-tier model.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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