10th-Generation iPad With Major Design Changes Reportedly in Production Ahead of September Launch

Apple's rumored 10th-generation iPad is currently in production and will feature "major" design changes, according to a report from Taiwanese website DigiTimes.

10th Generation iPad Render

A mockup of the potential 10th-generation iPad design by Renders By Shailesh

The report did not provide any specific details about the 10th-generation iPad's new design, but rumors suggest the device will feature a larger 10.5-inch display with slightly thinner bezels, a USB-C port, and a flat-edged enclosure with a protruding rear camera. The lower-cost iPad is still expected to have a Touch ID home button, but recently leaked renders showed the device without a headphone jack like other iPad models.

In addition to the redesign, the lower-cost iPad is rumored to gain a faster A14 Bionic chip and 5G support for cellular models. Other devices with the A14 chip include the fourth-generation iPad Air and all four iPhone 12 models.

Apple plans to launch the 10th-generation iPad in September, according to DigiTimes, but sources cited in the report said they are concerned about temporary power restrictions imposed by the Chinese government on factories in China's southwestern Sichuan province. Amid an intense heat wave, power has been cut to industrial users in 19 cities throughout the province until August 20 in order to prioritize residential power supply, and all industrial power users have been ordered to suspend all production during this period, the report claims.

iPads are mainly produced in Sichuan by manufacturers Foxconn and Compal, according to the report, which adds that a six-day shutdown due to the power cuts would likely not impact overall production efficiency in August. If the power restrictions are extended, however, the report says mass production of products could be affected.

Apple unveiled the ninth-generation iPad at its September 2021 event alongside the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and sixth-generation iPad mini. It was rumored earlier today that the 10th-generation iPad is set to be announced at an October event, so we'll have to see if the device ends up being unveiled in September or October this year.

The ninth-generation iPad features a 10.2-inch display, an A13 Bionic chip, a 12-megapixel front camera with support for the Center Stage feature, and support for the first-generation Apple Pencil. The device starts at $329 in the United States and is available in Space Gray or Silver color options with 64GB or 256GB of storage.

Related Roundup: iPad
Buyer's Guide: iPad (Caution)
Related Forum: iPad

Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
6 weeks ago
The new iPad should NOT start with 64GB. How about the base model should start out with 128GB.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chkay Avatar
6 weeks ago

The new iPad should NOT start with 64GB. How about the base model should start out with 128GB.
Actually it should. Many people use it for light browsing and watching tv. They shouldn't pay a higher markup just for extra storage they wont use.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DocMultimedia Avatar
6 weeks ago
The edge curve radius will change by 0.01 mm? Drastic change!
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ekuLoN Avatar
6 weeks ago
Boring as f….unctional.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ian87w Avatar
6 weeks ago
Hopefully it has laminated display, finally.
Anyway, probably the best value iPad all around, unless you want stage manager. Due to iPadOS, all iPads run and functions practically the same, no matter if you have the cheapest or the Pro iPads. They all run the same apps. USB-C would be a plus, although Apple would probably ditch the headphone jack.

All we hope is no price increase, or just a bit. Have a feeling it will be $399 (or worse, $499).
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gijsmans Avatar
6 weeks ago
Apple must have ordered a zillion home buttons by accident a decade ago. I see no other reason still using them.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

10th Generation iPad MySmartPrice Render

Next Entry-Level iPad Rumored to Feature Flat Edges, Camera Bump, and More

Thursday August 4, 2022 5:23 am PDT by
Apple is expected to update its entry-level 10.2-inch iPad later this year and newly leaked renders offer a look at what to expect. The 10th-generation iPad could feature a design closer to that of the latest iPad mini, with flat edges, a rear camera bump, and more, according to renders of the alleged device obtained by MySmartPrice from a case maker. The report also reiterates previous...
ipad air touch id feature

Unexpected Rumor Could Change iPad Forever

Thursday September 1, 2022 2:46 am PDT by
Apple could be planning to switch the iPad to a landscape design, according to a surprising recent report from
ipad air touch id feature

Sketchy Rumor Suggests 10th-Generation iPad Will Have Touch ID Power Button and Landscape FaceTime Camera

Monday August 22, 2022 10:16 am PDT by
Apple's next lower-cost iPad could feature a Touch ID power button and a repositioned FaceTime camera, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara. The report cites multiple Chinese sources who claim that alleged renders of the 10th-generation iPad shared earlier this month do not accurately depict the position of Touch ID or the front-facing FaceTime camera on the device. First, while the...
ipad 2020 gallery 3

Don't Buy an iPad 9 Right Now: iPad 10 Is Imminent

Tuesday August 30, 2022 3:24 am PDT by
Apple is believed to be on the verge of unveiling the tenth-generation iPad to replace the ninth-generation iPad, meaning prospective customers should hold off on a purchase until the model is released in the immediate future. Apple released the ninth-generation iPad in September last year, and it typically updates the entry-level iPad annually. An all-new, tenth-generation iPad is on the...
ipad blue image

Headphone Jack to Be Eliminated From Last Remaining iOS Device

Friday August 12, 2022 1:00 am PDT by
Apple's last remaining headphone jack on any iOS and iPadOS device that is still on sale is set to be eliminated later this year upon the launch of the 10th-generation iPad, recent reports indicate. According to alleged renders obtained by MySmartPrice from an accessory manufacturer, the 10th-generation iPad will feature a slightly thinner new design with flat edges and a rear camera bump....
iOS 16 mock for article

Which Devices Will iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Support?

Thursday May 12, 2022 7:29 am PDT by
While there are as yet no concrete rumors related to which devices iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 will support, the discontinuation of the iPod touch earlier this week may be an indication that as many as nine devices could be about to lose support for Apple's upcoming operating systems. iOS and iPadOS 13, 14, and 15 support all of the same devices, with the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus,...
iPhone mini wonder feature yellow

Sketchy Rumor About 'iPhone 14 Mini' and New 10.2-Inch iPad Likely Wrong [Updated]

Sunday August 21, 2022 8:34 am PDT by
A questionable report this weekend from 91Mobiles claims that one of Apple's largest distributors in the Asia-Pacific region is preparing to stock new iPhone and iPad models next month, including a supposed "iPhone 14 mini" and a 10th-generation iPad with a 10.2-inch display, but the information is very likely wrong. The report comes from Evan Blass, who has accurately leaked countless...
ipad display

Refreshed Low-Cost iPad Said to Feature Larger Display, A14 Chip, USB-C and 5G

Tuesday June 14, 2022 11:20 am PDT by
Apple is working on a refresh of the low-cost entry-level iPad, which will expand the feature set of the device. According to 9to5Mac, Apple's 10th-generation iPad will include several updates that will bring it in line with the rest of the iPad lineup. The 2022 iPad is said to include a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port, which would expand USB-C across the iPad lineup. The iPad Air,...

Popular Stories

apple watch ultra hammer test

YouTuber Tests Apple Watch Ultra Durability With a Hammer: Table Breaks Before the Watch

Sunday September 25, 2022 2:27 pm PDT by
A YouTuber has put Apple's claims for the durability of the Apple Watch Ultra to the test by putting it up against a drop test, a jar of nails, and repeated hits with a hammer to test the sapphire crystal protecting the display. TechRax, a channel popular for testing the durability of products, first tested the Apple Watch Ultra by dropping it from around four feet high. The Apple Watch...
AirPods Max 2022 Colors

Ten Things AirPods Pro 2 Tell Us About AirPods Max 2

Saturday September 24, 2022 1:00 am PDT by
Upon the release of the second-generation AirPods Pro, the AirPods Max became the oldest current-generation AirPods product still in Apple's lineup. Introducing several new features like Adaptive Transparency and the H2 chip, the second-generation AirPods Pro may provide some of the best indications yet of what to expect from the second-generation AirPods Max. Almost two years later, rumors...
tim cook spring loaded event

Six Major Products to Expect From Apple in 2023

Sunday September 25, 2022 10:57 am PDT by
As we approach the end of a busy product release season for Apple with only new iPads and Macs left to be announced over the next month or so, we're also setting our sights on 2023. Apple is rumored to have several major products in the pipeline for next year, including new Macs, a new HomePod, a VR/AR headset, and so much more. Other than new iPhones and Apple Watches, which are expected...
Tim Cook Apple Event

Gurman: New iPads and Macs May Be Announced Through Press Releases, No October Event

Sunday September 25, 2022 6:50 am PDT by
Apple may decide to release its remaining products for 2022, which include updated iPad Pro, Mac mini, and 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, through press releases on its website rather than a digital event, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman said that Apple is currently "likely to release its remaining 2022 products via press releases,...
apple watch series 7 aluminum colors yellowbg

Don't Want the Apple Watch Ultra or Series 8? Amazon Has Record Low Prices on Series 7 Models This Week

Friday September 23, 2022 6:56 am PDT by
The Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra are now available to purchase, but if you aren't interested in these updates you can save a lot of money on Series 7 models right now on Amazon. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. The best deals are on cellular...
iphone 14 pro max deep purple

iPhone 15 'Ultra' Could Replace Pro Max Model Next Year

Sunday September 25, 2022 7:02 am PDT by
Apple is gearing up to possibly replace its "Pro Max" iPhone with an all-new "Ultra" iPhone 15 model next year, reliable Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman said today. Writing in his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman said that for the iPhone 15, Apple is planning a revamped design alongside USB-C and a potential name change. Apple could replace its "Pro Max" branding, which it started to use...
AirPods Pro Second Generation 2 Pairing Feature 1

AirPods Pro 2 Engravings Appear in iOS During Pairing and Connecting

Friday September 23, 2022 9:40 am PDT by
Customers who personalize their second-generation AirPods Pro charging case with an engraving will now have that engraving reflected directly on iOS as they pair and connect their AirPods Pro. Apple allows customers to personalize their AirPods Pro charging case with a special engraving that can include select emojis and Memojis. Unlike before, starting with the second-generation AirPods...
General iOS 16 Feature Yellow

Some iOS 16 Users Continue to Face Unaddressed Bugs and Battery Drain Two Weeks After Launch

Monday September 26, 2022 7:34 am PDT by
Today marks exactly two weeks since Apple released iOS 16 to the public. Besides the personalized Lock Screen, major changes in Messages, and new features in Maps, the update has also seen its fair share of bugs, performance problems, battery drain, and more. After major iOS updates, it's normal for some users to report having issues with the new update, but such reports usually subside in...
14 vs 16 inch mbp m2 pro and max feature 1

New 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pros Reportedly Launching Later This Year

Friday September 23, 2022 7:08 am PDT by
Apple plans to release new MacBook Pro models in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to supply chain publication DigiTimes. The report does not mention specific models, but it very likely refers to the next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros given that the 13-inch model was already updated earlier this year. There has been uncertainty surrounding the timing of new 14-inch and...