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Report: Updated $ 329 iPad to retain Touch ID and headphone jack

Supply chain blog Macotakara reports today that Apple is nearing the release of its 7th generation iPad. The report cites supplier sources and says the 2019 iPad will retain both the headphone jack and Touch ID. Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip With Apple sticking to the headphone jack and Touch ID, the overall case design of the 2019 $ 329 iPad is also expected to stay the same. This means we should not expect body redesign for the 2018 iPad Pro, which is not surprising as the purpose of the 9.7-inch iPad is to be the low-cost iPad variant. Previous reports have suggested that The 9.7-inch iPad will be 10-inches this year due to a slight reduction in bezel sizes. This evening's report, however, says there is contradicting information in the supply chain. One supplier allegedly corroborates the increase to 10 inches, while another display will stay at 9.7 inches. Macotakara . Instead, it simply says that suppliers are "preparing" for the launch of the device. In January, Apple registered a handful of new iPad models in a Eurasian database. Generally, registration is relatively close to a release. Today's report that Apple will likely launch both the 7th generation iPad and the new iPad mini 5 at the same time. Apple is rumored to be holding a press event later this month to unveil its streaming TV and premium news services. Related stories: New 10-inch iPad and 'low- iPad mini is coming in 2019, according to Chinese media report Alleged iPad…

Supply chain blog Macotakara reports today that Apple is nearing the release of its 7th generation iPad. The report cites supplier sources and says the 2019 iPad will retain both the headphone jack and Touch ID.

Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip

With Apple sticking to the headphone jack and Touch ID, the overall case design of the 2019 $ 329 iPad is also expected to stay the same. This means we should not expect body redesign for the 2018 iPad Pro, which is not surprising as the purpose of the 9.7-inch iPad is to be the low-cost iPad variant.

Previous reports have suggested that The 9.7-inch iPad will be 10-inches this year due to a slight reduction in bezel sizes. This evening’s report, however, says there is contradicting information in the supply chain. One supplier allegedly corroborates the increase to 10 inches, while another display will stay at 9.7 inches.

Macotakara . Instead, it simply says that suppliers are “preparing” for the launch of the device. In January, Apple registered a handful of new iPad models in a Eurasian database. Generally, registration is relatively close to a release.

Today’s report that Apple will likely launch both the 7th generation iPad and the new iPad mini 5 at the same time.

Apple is rumored to be holding a press event later this month to unveil its streaming TV and premium news services.

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