Unreleased iPhone, Entry-Level iPad, and iPad Air Imported Into India Ahead of Rumored Spring Launch

An unreleased iPhone, an entry-level iPad, and what is likely to be the next-generation iPad Air have been imported into India ahead of their expected announcement this spring.

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Last month, Apple filed two new ‌iPad‌ models and one new ‌iPhone‌ in the Eurasian Economic Commission database with model numbers that do not correlate with any currently released product. Those same model numbers have since been cross-referenced by "industry sources" cited in a new 91mobiles report that indicates Apple has begun importing the devices into India for "testing purposes."

Apple is widely rumored to revamp several of its products in the spring, with the ‌iPad Air‌ and iPhone SE expected to receive modest updates. The ‌iPad Air‌, Apple's mid-tier model starting at $599, is thought to be gaining 5G connectivity on cellular models, the A15 Bionic chip, and Center Stage support. The ‌iPhone SE‌, which starts at $399, is expected to gain 5G support, the A15 Bionic, and the same 4.7-inch display as the current model.

Related Roundups: iPhone SE, iPad, iPad Air
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Top Rated Comments

1BadManVan Avatar
27 months ago
A new base model iPad already? The 9th gen isn’t even 6 months old
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
27 months ago
It’ll be interesting to be able to track the new iPad/iPhones straight from India and not China. Curious to see what the tracking is going to look like. ? ✈️
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
27 months ago

I had mentioned before that they should merge the iPad Air and the 11 inch iPad Pro since they are so close in specs and price and that turned out to be a very unpopular opinion.
You're absolutely correct on this though.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spock Avatar
27 months ago
Keep in mind, Apple has replaced the flagship iPad within 6 months before. I got burned on the 3rd generation iPad and still have not forgiven Apple.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
code-m Avatar
27 months ago

I don’t think we will se a Pro this soon.
Personally I am not in the market for one as the 2020 iPadPro with the most recent iOS does not provide a good enough reason to “upgrade”. Until iOS for the Pro gets more capable it’s pointless to keep updating the hardware.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SevLucas Avatar
27 months ago
Still keepin‘ my fingers crossed for the 27” iMac at the spring event.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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