Apple’s fourth-generation iPad Air may be equipped with a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port, says a new report from Japanese site Mac Otakara. The publication says the information comes from a Chinese supplier.
According to TFI analyst, Mr. Ming-Chi Kuo, iPad 10.8-inch will be releaed in the second half of 2020 and a new iPad mini with 9-inch screen from the current 8.5-inchess will be launched in the first half of 2021.
Chinese supplier says iPad Air (4th generation) will have a specification with USB-C connector while iPad mini 8.5-inch will have lightning connector.
Apple’s iPad Pro made the move to USB-C in 2018, but other iPad models have continued to use the Lightning port for charging and syncing purposes. Mac Otakara says that the new iPad Air will be based on the 11-inch iPad Pro.
Rumors published earlier this year suggested that Apple is working on an 11-inch iPad Air, which is said to be readying for a second-half 2020 launch. As mentioned above, well-connected Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently said that Apple is working on a 10.8-inch iPad, but did not mention “Air” in his remarks.