iPad "SE": Apple's next "budget" iPad to feature a larger display and an A12 chipset
Apple may upgrade the entry-level iPad to an A12 chipset, MacRumors reports. Seemingly as part of an annual refresh, the new model would replace the seventh generation iPad. An iterative upgrade over the sixth-generation model, last year's 10.2-inch iPad included a Smart Connector among other minor changes.
The seventh-generation iPad also featured the A10 Fusion, a chipset that Apple introduced with the iPhone 7 series. Citing @L0vetodream, MacRumors did not declare to which A12 chipset Apple would be upgrading the entry-level iPad. However, any A12 chipset would offer substantial performance improvements over the A10 Fusion even the A12 Bionic.
Incidentally, Ming-Chi Kuo claims Apple has a 10.8-inch iPad in development, which will "follow the iPhone SE's product strategy". On the back of this, MacRumors asserts that this could be the same iPad to which @L0vetodream referred.
Going off current iPad pricing, this iPad "SE" could start at US$329. Kuo also claimed that a 10.8-inch iPad would launch in 2H20, which would tie in with the expected release date of the rumoured iPhone 12 series.