Case for 10th-Generation iPad With Apple Pencil 2 Support Appears at Target

A third-party case for the rumored 10th-generation iPad appears to have hit the shelves early at a Target store in the United States.

10th Generation iPad Case Speck
Twitter user @roeeban today shared photos of a folio for an unreleased 2022 version of the entry-level iPad. The folio is designed by popular accessory maker Speck, which has been making cases for Apple products for well over a decade and likely has sources within Apple's supply chain in order to obtain design details about upcoming devices.

Notably, the case has a holder for the second-generation Apple Pencil, suggesting that the 10th-generation iPad will support the newer version of the Apple Pencil. The ninth-generation iPad is only compatible with the original Apple Pencil.

Here's a closer look at the mention of second-generation Apple Pencil support on the box:

Speck Case 10th Generation iPad Apple Pencil 2
Rumors suggest the 10th-generation iPad will feature a new design with a larger 10.5-inch display, a USB-C port, flat edges like the iPad Pro, and a landscape FaceTime camera, while the headphone jack is expected to be removed. The device is also expected to feature an A14 Bionic chip and 5G support on cellular models. It's not entirely clear if the device will have a Touch ID home button or a Touch ID power button.

The new iPad could be announced alongside the new iPad Pro this month. iPadOS 16 is expected to be released to the public next week.

Apple last updated the entry-level iPad in September 2021, with key features at the time including a 10.2-inch display, an A13 Bionic chip, an upgraded 12-megapixel front camera with support for the Center Stage feature, True Tone, and double the base storage. In the U.S., the 10.2-inch iPad starts at $329 with 64GB of storage.

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Top Rated Comments

KeepCalmPeople Avatar
22 months ago
If they remove the headphone jack it will cause a lot of issues in the education market.
Have you ever tried managing a classroom set of Bluetooth headphones in a primary school? Using a USB-C or Lightning dongle is similarly unrealistic and prone to loss/damage.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
22 months ago
Press release tomorrow? Let's get it. Hopefully, we get introduced to new colors of iPads.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hovscorpion12 Avatar
22 months ago
With these pictures, I’m expecting official launch tomorrow or Wednesday.

with iPadOS 16 being on the ”a” build tomorrow. It seems likely website gets updated as well. I could be wrong though and iPads get updated next week.

Have to wait and see
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EugW Avatar
22 months ago

Did they announce this in March?
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/speck-unveils-protective-cases-for-new-iphone-se-2022-and-ipad-2022-301498487.html

"For iPad (2022), Speck announced Balance Folio™, a slim tablet case that protects against drops up to 4 feet, and securely holds Apple Pencil® (2nd Generation)."
Perhaps they were Speckulating about the forthcoming 10th gen iPad?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
satchmo Avatar
22 months ago

You had me at “landscape FaceTime camera.”
Yeah I hope so but I’ll believe when I see it.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
erikkfi Avatar
22 months ago
You had me at “landscape FaceTime camera.”
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)