Rumor: ninth gen iPad will sport design based on third gen iPad Air

The ninth-generation, entry level iPad expected this will feature a design that’s based on the third-generation iPad Air that Apple introduced in 2019, reports Mac Otakara — as noted by MacRumors.

Citing Chinese supply chain sources, the report says that the tablet’s display is expected to remain the same at 10.2 inches, but it will be “significantly thinner” at 6.3mm. Mac Otakara says the ninth gen iPad will continue to sport Touch ID and a Lightning port rather than USB-C. It is expected to have a full-lamination display, anti-reflective coating, P3 wide color support, and True Tone.

As for the iPad Pro, Mac Otakara says it probably won’t see a redesign, but should see big performance boost base on a more powerful “A” chip.