After the unveiling of new iPad models in March with Light Detection and Ranging sensor technology , Apple is preparing to release a 10.8 inch iPad later this year and an 8.5 inch iPad Mini in the first half of 2021, according to reports. It is not clear as of now, if the 10.8-inch iPad will be the successor to the 10.2-inch iPad or the 10.5-inch iPad Air, since both of them belong to two different product lineup. However, we know the 8.5-inch iPad Mini will be a new product of iPad Mini series. Apple is likely to make the brezels of the iPad narrower to make space for larger screen size with the same form factor.
The last lineup in the iPad Mini series was launched in March 2019 with an A12 Bionic Chip, an upgraded front-camera and a support for Apple Pencil. It is possible to get the A13 Bionic Chip with the upcoming iPhone 12 and iPads. Apple now plans to adopt mini-LED display technology for future iPad Minis. But it’s not clear if the 8.5-inch iPad is the same iPad Mini that will get this technology.
Both new iPads mentioned will come with a new, 20W fast charging power adapter in the package. The same power adapter will be sold separately for the iPhone 12. The new iPad models are also likely to follow iPhone SE product strategy, which indicates that these products will be launched with an affordable price range. It seems like, we will have to patiently wait for what Apple has to unroll.