MacRumors was able to obtain information on the future of Cupertino-based company plans, and analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that Apple is working on AR Glasses and are going to follow the same sales strategy that applied in iPhone SE (2nd Generation).
According to the latest rumour, Apple is reportedly launching the 10.8-inch iPad by the end of 2020. The manufacturer wants to dominate the industry in 2021 by launching 8.5-inches and 9-inches tablets somewhere in 2021. The upcoming iPads sports modern specifications to break the competition apart, and while keeping the price lower to attract consumers.
The current generation of iPad Air sports 10.5-inches displays and powered by A12 Bionic Chipset, which is a flagship-grade processor. The 10.5-inches display retails for $499, and Apple needs to refresh the model because it is a mid-range product. The consumers are expecting the manufacturer to eliminate the bezels and follow modern thin-bezels display design with newer hardware. Kuo did not mention anything regarding Apple Pencil (2nd generation) support for current-gen iPad Mini.
The current generation of iPad Mini sports old fashioned display, which is already so-done a few years back. Apple cannot ignore the design factor in affordable solutions anymore, and it is likely that Mini-series to receive refreshed thin-bezels display. Apple might reduce the bezel size to fit 9-inches display in the small form factor device. It would be interesting to witness, where Apple will remove the Home Button and replace it with Touch ID or Face ID.
The company manufacturer introduced AR in 2017 with iPhone X phones. The new AR Glasses are in the R&D phase, and Kuo reported that it will be available by the fall of 2022. The report suggests that AR Glasses will be an expensive product, but it will bring wonders to phone consumers.
Apple follows iPhone SE (2020) sales strategy and is planning to introduce affordable solutions with fast chips. Currently, iPad tablets don’t have proper competition in the global market, and attractive pricing will pique Android tablet consumers as well.