Apple is definitely not writing the year 2020 off as some have done following a hard-hit on their businesses by the coronavirus pandemic as the company is almost set to release a couple of products by late 2020 and early 2021 despite production issues.
According to a well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the tech giant could possibly launch an affordable 10.8-inch iPad in the second half of the year and a new iPad mini that’s between 8.5 and 9 inches in size in the first half of 2021.
Ming-Chi Kuo said the upcoming models will “follow the iPhone SE’s product strategy” in that their main selling points are their far reduced price on their latest products. Although Kuo didn’t state a possible price for the coming models, Apple’s cheapest 10-inch iPad currently goes for $329.
Ming-Chi Kuo is famous for making on-point predictions about Apple’s upcoming products over the years, including the new iPhone SE. Apple announced the $400 iPhone model, which is powered by the same chip found in its most expensive smartphones, in April.
Additionally, Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the company is launching a pair of augmented reality eyewear called Apple Glasses in 2022. (A previous Information report said it will be announced in 2023.) Unlike the iPads, the Glasses will likely never be described as “affordable” — Kuo said its lens will require multi-layer laminations leading to high lamination costs.