The entry-level iPad to be released in the fall will have a USB-C port, an A14 chip and support 5G networks
According to the exclusive news obtained by 9TO5MAC, the entry-level iPad, which will be released in the fall, will switch to the USB-C interface, and its chip will be replaced by A14 and support a 5G cellular network connection. The new iPad introduced this year is the 10th-generation iPad, one of Apple’s cheapest iPads, codenamed J272.
This iPad no longer uses the lightning interface and uses the USB-C interface instead. At present, models such as the iPad Pro have adopted USB-C, and it is rumored that the iPhone will also be changed to USB-C, so it is expected that these entry-level iPads will be replaced by USB-C.
iPads that already use USB-C include the 2018 iPad Pro, 2020 iPad Air, and 2021 iPad Mini. After switching to USB-C, users can be more favorable. For example, directly connect external monitors and peripheral accessories to obtain faster file transfer rates, etc.
The information obtained by 9TO5MAC also indicates that the entry-level iPad will be equipped with a Retina display with the same resolution as the iPad Air, and the current 9th-generation iPad uses a 10.2-inch LCD screen. The 10th-generation iPad should be replaced with a 10.9-inch Retina screen with a better color display. However, the wide color gamut and higher brightness of DCI-P3 still only support higher-priced iPad models, and entry-level iPads will not support these new features for the time being.