It’s long been rumored that Apple will refresh the entry-level iPad this year, with a new model rumored to switch from Lightning to USB-C, as well as a faster chipset. Today some rather crude CAD renderings of the future device leaked through a case maker, and you can see them below.
Unfortunately, these do not clarify the port situation at all, because there is a red mark on the porthole. Renders show a rear camera island with a sensor and LED flash, as well as the previous model’s front layout, with the camera on the top bezel and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded in the Home button. the lower bezel. . These bezels are still important, despite the supposed move to a 10.5″ or 10.9″ screen, compared to 10.2″ currently.
iPad 2022 CAD renderings
The new iPad would also have the A14 chipset on board, the same that powers the iPhone 12 series, and a newer option than the A13 built into the 2021 version of this tablet. So it looks like a pretty safe incremental year for Apple’s cheapest tablet, at least if these renders are accurate.
More iPad 2022 CAD renders
The new device is expected to measure 248.62 x 179.5 x 6.98mm, which means it will be shorter, wider and thinner than the current model. It will likely be unveiled in September alongside the new iPhones or at a possible separate event in October. It is expected to launch with the new iPadOS 16 on board, although the update might be delayed for existing iPads.