This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
The 8th generation entry-level iPad is rumored to be designed like the iPad Pro and will use Face ID for facial recognition, USB-C connector, and support the Magic Keyboard with built-in trackpad.
International tech information site 91mobiles has released a design, purportedly the 8th generation iPad (2020), as a blueprint received from a reliable source. The figure has a thinner bezel around the display and a Face ID sensor at the top of the screen, making it look like an iPad Pro.
It also has a USB-C connector instead of the traditional Lightning port. A single rear camera remains, but a magnetic connector (the Smart Connector in the iPad Pro) has reportedly been implemented to connect to the Magic Keyboard. These enhanced features are stated to be a complete redesign that will bring the entry-level model closer to the Pro in the future.
These rumors either don't specify the model or are mostly theories about the next iPad Air. But it's not impossible that it could be the entry-level model, as famous leaker (a leading source of information on high-profile unannounced products) Lovetodream tweeted that the iPad 2020 (The 8th generation entry-level iPad) will use the A12 (iPhone XS-powered SoC).
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.