During the upcoming Apple event that is roughly 5 weeks away, not only will we see the four new 2022 iPhone models (iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max or Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max), but we could watch three new Apple Watch models greet the light of day. Those would be the Apple Watch Series 8, the rugged Apple Watch 8 Pro, and the more affordable Apple Watch SE (2002).
Apple could unveil the entry-level iPad 10 next month
We also might witness Apple pull the eagerly awaited AirPods Pro 2 out of its hat along with the 10th generation iPad and the iPad Pro (2022). The ninth-gen iPad is currently available and it has not had any major design changes since the fifth-generation slate was released by Apple in 2017. The less you pay for an iPad, the larger the bezels and the ninth-generation iPad features very wide bezels.
Render of the Apple iPad 10
A render shared by mysmartprice shows what looks to be a USB-C port instead of the Lightning port. According to Gizchina, the entry-level 2022 iPad will weigh in at 248mm x 179mm x 6.98mm compared to the 250mm x 174mm x 7.50mm for the iPad 9. This means that the new model will be svelte compared with the 2021 iPad 9. The iPad 10 will most likely feature a 10.2-inch Retina (LCD) display with a 1620 x 2160 resolution.
The iPad 10 will be powered by the A14 Bionic from 2020, packed with 11.8 billion transistors
Render of the iPad 10 shows a USB-C charging port on the bottom of the tablet
As usual, there should be a Wi-Fi only version and a version that supports Wi-Fi + Cellular (including 5G). Pricing is expected to start at $329 which matches the pricing from last year. So let’s assume that the iPad 10 is priced the same as the iPad 9. That would make the iPad 10 models available at these prices:
- 64GB-$329 or 12 monthly payments of $27.41.
- 256GB-$479 or 12 monthly payments of $39.91.
Wi-Fi + Cellular
- 64GB-$459 or 12 monthly payments of $38.25
- 256GB-$609 or 12 monthly payments of $50.75.
With businesses and schools returning to offices and classrooms, demand for tablets has been dropping off. During Apple’s fiscal third quarter, the company rang up $7.22 billion in tablet sales, down 2% from the previous year’s $7.37 billion. Still, the 2022 figure topped Wall Street estimates of $6.94 billion.