Apple Introduces New iPad Model in China
Last weekend speculation grew that Apple was on the verge of introducing three new iPad models on October 17th including a new basic iPad that would be the 11th generation version of the original slate. Also on the menu was a new iPad Air that would replace the M1 chip that currently powers the device with the even more powerful M2 and a new iPad mini with the 4nm A16 Bionic under the hood. Oh yeah, a new Apple Pencil with USB-C charging capabilities might also show up according to the rumor.
However, there is a chance that a source or a tipster simply misread some of the signs pointing to three new iPads. After all, after the dust had settled, it turns out that Apple did introduce a new iPad model after all, although technically it merely created a variation of an existing iPad. In a press release issued in China, Apple announced that the existing 10th-generation basic iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular model now supports eSIM for the first time in mainland China.