A leak claims to have the design of the 10th generation iPad, which if fulfilled will be a real surprise.
Apple is expected to launch new iPad models after the summer and it seems confirmed that we will have a new iPad Pro with the M2 chip and a new iInput pad that includes a USB-C connector. And it is precisely the latter that they have just filter some alleged schemes revealing a completely new design.
As published on the website MySmartPrice the next input iPad will undergo a major redesign, and of course it is a real surprise. Based on what can be seen in these CAD files, the next entry-level iPad would be a cross between the current 9th-gen iPad and the iPad Air.
In the images and in the filtered information it can be seen how the design the body of the device will change and will have straight frames like the rest of the iPad range. This will allow it to be compatible with the second generation Apple Pencil. In addition, in the lower area we will have USB-C instead of Lightning.
So far everything sounds good and it is not something that surprises us, however it is in the front where the surprises come. This input iPad would not use the frameless design of the iPad Pro, Air and mini, instead it will maintain practically the same design as the current iPad, with uneven frames and home button with Touch ID. Something that surprises a lot at this point.
The size of the alleged 10th generation iPad would be 248mm x 179mm x 6.98mm, compared to the current model’s 250mm x 174mm x 7.50mm. Therefore, we are facing a somewhat more compact design. In addition, we have a new camera module of cameras and MySmartPrice says the screen could grow to 10.5 or 10.9 inches.
A truly amazing design
As can be seen in these images, the iPad would change its design by opting for a hybrid solution between the current model and the new design used by the iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad mini. We will have flat edges and a straight design, but we will keep the front with the home button and Touch ID.
And the truth is that this is not a design that makes much sense. I understand that Apple doesn’t want the input iPad to be identical to an iPad Airbut creating a new design to stay in the middle sounds quite strange, almost better to keep the current design that is based on the traditional design of the iPad.
of course it would be surprising that Apple decided to update the design and keep the home button with Touch ID now that we are so used to gestures, but who knows. Only the entry iPad and iPhone SE still keep this button on the front.
We’ll see after summer, probably in October, if this design ends up being the final one. It is not the first time that similar designs have been leaked that later do not end up being fulfilled.