Apple will be hosting a special event this Tuesday and we expect new Apple Watch and iPad hardware, a new subscription bundle, and more. 9to5Mac has now learned specific details of the new iPad models and also the iPhone 12 series from a trustworthy source, which confirm earlier rumors.
4th generation iPad Air and 8th generation iPad
We’ve heard about the new 4th generation iPad Air for a while, including details like a possible new design. 9to5MacThe source confirms that the new iPad Air will have a similar design to the 2018 and 2020 iPad Pro models without a home button. This iPad Air lacks Face ID, however, which means it has a reassigned Touch ID ̵
Although details about the chip it contains are still unknown, we have learned that the 4th generation iPad Air will have a rear camera with a lens. The LiDAR scanner and telephoto lens remain exclusive to the 2020 iPad Pro. Apple will launch the new iPad Air with the following model variants: A2072, A2316, A2324 and A2325.
Apple is also working on a new entry-level iPad, which is believed to be the 8th generation iPad and may also launch tomorrow. The 8th generation iPad retains the same design as the 7th generation iPad, with larger edges on the screen and a home button with integrated Touch ID.
The company is most likely upgrading the entry-level iPad with a new A-series processor, as the current 7th generation iPad has an A10 Fusion chip. The 8th generation iPad will be available in the following models: A2270, A2428, and A2429.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro
Rumor has it that there will be four new iPhone models this year, from a 5.4-inch model to a 6.7-inch model. The iPhone 12 is expected to be offered in two models with 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch displays, while the current iPhone 11 is only available in a single model with a 6.1-inch display. While Apple is upgrading this year’s iPhone midrange model from LCD to OLED displays, larger-resolution screens may also be displayed.
Earlier this year 9to5Mac exclusively revealed a first look at the UI on the smaller 5.4-inch iPhone 12 model, and we mentioned that this model has a 425 PPI screen instead of a 326 PPI screen like the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR could.
Our source also confirmed that the iPhone 12 will have the same camera arrangement as the iPhone 11, only with one wide and one extremely wide lens, but without a telephoto lens or LiDAR scanner. As can be expected, the iPhone 12 has Face ID and U1 chip in both models. The iPhone 12 will be available in the following model variants: A2176, A2172 and A2403.
The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max have a 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch OLED display, respectively. One of the most notable changes to this year’s high-end iPhone models besides the new design is the addition of a LiDAR scanner to the triple lens camera system. The LiDAR scanner will be available in both Pro models, although some rumors have said that the new sensor will only be available for the 6.7-inch Pro model.
The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be offered later this year in the following variants: A2407, A2408, A2411, A2341 and A2342. It is worth noting that all of these model variants are the same as found in the Eurasian database a few months ago and are usually related to different regions due to LTE and 5G bands.
While we were working on this article, Evan Blass (known as EvLeaks) also confirmed that tomorrow Apple will be unveiling the 8th generation iPad with an A12X chip and a Lightning connector. He also mentioned that the 4th generation iPad Air will have the A14 chip with a USB-C connector.
According to the latest Blass tweet, Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE – the rumored Apple Watch entry-level model – will also be available tomorrow in two sizes and in GPS and cellular versions.
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