Apple could be prepping a larger and cheaper iMac in 2020
Apple is planning on outing new display sizes for its iMac and iPad Air devices this year, according to reports from the Far East.
A new iMac with a 23-inch display will launch before the end of the year, while an 11-inch iPad Air will be on the way during the second half of 2020, if a report from The China Times (via Apple Insider) is to be believed.
The iMac model would sit between the current 21.5-inch and 27-inch models and could replace the smaller option and even come in a little bit cheaper than the current option. Apple last offered a 24-inch iMac in 2007, but that proved to be a short-lived option.
As for the iPad Air model. The China Times report says there’ll be a slight uptick in the size, compared with the 10.5-inch revival Apple launched last year. That model could arrive late in 2020, with production set to ramp up this autumn according to the report.
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Previous reports had suggested the iPad Air might arrive with a new mini-LED display and an under-display Touch ID sensor, but production issues may prevent the tech making it into this year’s model.
Our reviewer called the 2019 iPad Air “the best all-round iPad you can buy right now,” and afforded a 4.5/5-star rating. We praised the great display, solid performance, long battery life and super-intuitive operating system.
He wrote: “The iPad Air 2019 isn’t the most innovative Apple-slate on the market, but by getting all the basics right it easily earns a place as one of the year’s best tablets and is an ideal option for most buyers.”
Apple has done a lot of playing with display sizes, for iPad models in particular, during the last few years and it looks like that tradition is set to continue through 2020.