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Apple could be making the next iPad Air cheaper than its predecessor

The iPad Air starts at US$499. (Image source: Apple)
The iPad Air starts at US$499. (Image source: Apple)
The next iPad Air may not only have a larger display and a more powerful chipset than the current model, but it may be cheaper too. The iPad Air 2020 is believed to feature a 10.8-inch or 11-inch display and an A13 Bionic SoC, which would both be improvements over the 10.5-inch display an A12 Bionic in the current model.
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The next iPad Air is almost upon us, according to Ming-Chi Kuo. Apparently launching alongside the iPhone 12 series, renders of the fourth-generation model have already appeared online, as has a rumour about Apple bringing the A13 Bionic to the tablet. Additionally, Apple is believed to increasing the screen size of the iPad Air from 10.5-inches to 10.8- or 11-inches.

These would be decent upgrades over the current iPad Air in their own right. However, Kuo also claims that Apple will sweeten the deal by lowering the price of the iPad Air for this year's model. Currently, the iPad Air starts at US$499 for the edition with 64 GB of storage and only Wi-Fi connectivity. Apple charges US$649 for 256 GB of storage and an additional US$130 for LTE models.

Kuo failed to state whether Apple would be bringing down the price of the iPad Air across all SKUs or just for the entry-level model. BOE, LG and Sharp will apparently supply displays for the iPad Air, while backlit units (BLUs) will be handled by Radiant Opto-Electronics.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-07-23 (Update: 2020-07-23)
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