Apple will release 10.2-inch and 10.5-inch iPads this year

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Read on for details. Though it's still unknown if the company will announce any hardware at the event, it's quite possible we may see some, including AirPower, AirPods 2, the rumored 10.2-inch iPad and the high-end Mac Pro - on June 3.

Apple is reportedly planning to introduce two variants of its entry-level iPad this year, which will be come in 10.2-inch and 10.5-inch sizes. This new model might feature the same housing as the current iPad Pro but with slightly weaker specs. It might fetch a selling price between the lower-end iPad model (sold at around $329) and the latest iPad Pro models (which cost $799 and up).

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Right now, Apple's iPad family includes the 7.9-inch iPad mini; 9.7-inch iPad; and a trio of iPad Pros with 10.5-, 11- and 12.9-inch screens. The service could cost $15 a month, and may work with multiple devices, or be confined to Apple hardware - depending on which rumors you believe.

Moving on, we have the full sized iPad.


My take: Potential antitrust pitfalls aside, the Bloomberg piece is a well-reported walk-up to Apple's March 25 event. A Twitter user pointed out that all of CoinX's previous tweets (leaks) proved true, which means this new leak is most likely to be accurate as well. Interestingly, bot the tablets will be launched separately and not together.

In fact, according to Bloomberg, "the first slew of releases" won't hit the service until much later in 2019, as majority are still in development.


As we inch closer to the expected March 25 reveal of Apple's new video streaming service, one of the biggest questions that's remained open is exactly how the new service will be shaping up and what we can expect to see as part of the initial launch. Nevertheless, Apple could simply surprise fans will an unexpected announcement.


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