Apple’s Entry-Level iPad Is Expected to Include an A14 Bionic Processor, 5G, and a USB Type-C Port

According to reports, Apple is working on a new entry-level iPad featuring the A14 Bionic SoC, 5G connectivity, and a USB Type-C connection. The rumored tablet should also feature a more prominent display and be equipped with cutting-edge technology.

The story comes after Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said that Apple might release the new iPad Pro in September or October. According to Gurman, these subsequent iPad Pro versions will have M2 processors, wireless charging, and camera system enhancements.

Apple is anticipated to make significant enhancements to its most cheap iPad, according to 9to5mac. This 10th-generation iPad, codenamed J272, is reported to include a USB Type-C connector instead of a Lightning port.

As a result, all Apple iPad models will likely adopt the USB Type-C connection. The connector was included in the iPad Pro in 2018, the iPad Air in 2020, and the iPad mini in 2021.

The iPad will also be able to connect to current external screens, such as Apple’s Studio Display, thanks to the USB Type-C connector.

According to the publication’s sources, the “next entry-level iPad will sport a Retina display of the same resolution as the iPad Air’s display.” Still, it might be 10.5-inch or even 10.9-inch in size, rather than the present model’s 10.2-inch LCD.

Furthermore, Apple’s A14 Bionic CPU, which also powers the 4th-generation iPad Air, is expected to be used in the rumored iPad.

According to the source, the inexpensive iPad may undergo a design modification due to changes in display technology and the launch of the USB Type-C connection.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is anticipated to refresh its iPad Pro series with M2 CPUs, wireless charging, and camera system updates in September or October. According to rumors, the Cupertino-based business will release at least one tablet with a 14.1-inch display and 16GB of storage.