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iPad "SE": Apple's next "budget" iPad to feature a larger display and an A12 chipset

An Apple A12-powered iPad will likely replace the seventh-generation iPad. (Image source: Apple)
An Apple A12-powered iPad will likely replace the seventh-generation iPad. (Image source: Apple)
The next entry-level iPad may quite the upgrade over its predecessor, MacRumors reports. Following the iPhone SE's product strategy, the iPad will remain affordable by Apple's standards. However, it is set to receive a new chipset and a larger display.
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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 @L0vetodreamMacRumors 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.

The iPad 7 2019. (Image source: Apple)
The iPad 7 2019. (Image source: Apple)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-05-18 (Update: 2020-05-18)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.