Apple is reportedly planning to launch two non-Pro iPad devices sometime this year. The company’s new iPads will not be small at all, however. In fact, they will be as big as the company’s iPad Pro devices, going up to 10.5-inches.
A Twitter account by the name of CoinX tweeted the new details, stating that Apple is working on the iPad 7 with a 10.2-inch display and a regular iPad with a 10.5-inch display:
Both iPad 7 (10.2”) and the “new” iPad (10.5”, non-Pro) are coming. But not at the same time.
— CoinX (@coiiiiiiiin) March 13, 2019
But of course, trusting a Twitter account with no profile picture is not ideal. And even though the account does seem to have a solid track record, I would suggest taking this with a huge grain of salt.
If Apple does, however, introduce these new iPad devices, things are just going to get a lot confusing from a consumer’s point of view. The company will essentially have four different devices with just about the same display size, making the iPad lineup more causing than ever before. The naming of these devices are already very confusing, so this is just going to take the confusion to a whole another level.
It’s possible Apple is pushing for larger displays after the company received positive feedback from iPad Pro owners over the big displays, so it kind of makes sense. At the end of the day, though, a non-Pro 10.5-inch iPad and another 10.2-inch iPad just makes things really, really confusing.
Although it’s not clear when Apple is planning to launch the new devices, MacRumors reports that the 10.2-inch iPad could launch later this month along with the refreshed iPad Mini and the iPad Touch. And the bigger, 10.5-inch iPad could simply launch along with the new iPad Pros later this year.