2019 iPad lineup might get even more confusing

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Apple’s iPad lineup is about to get more crowded and confusing than ever in 2019.

With the company’s big March 25 event looming on the horizon, a new rumor claims Apple is planning to release not one but two iPads with a 10-inch screen this year that won’t fall under the “iPad Pro” brand.

CoinX tweeted some vague details of the new iPads this morning. If you haven’t heard of CoinX, it was the first account to accurately report the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max names before anyone else did. They also provided accurate details of the 2018 iPad Pro and hinted that the iPad mini wasn’t dead yet.

If CoinX’s information is accurate, Apple will possibly have three 10-inch tablets in its product lineup. The 10.2-inch iPad is expected to be a follow-up to the cheap 9.7-inch iPad and have a similar price point. The other 10.5-inch iPad could be a pared-down version of the current 10.5-inch iPad Pro. That would give Apple fans a price point between the $399 iPad and $799 iPad Pro.

Apple is expected to announce the 10.2-inch iPad during its March 25 event. New services are expected to be the main attraction of the keynote so it’s unclear how much stage time new hardware will get if any.

The TV streaming service Apple has been cooking up for the last two years will finally be revealed at the event. Apple is also expected to debut its news magazine subscription feature in Apple News too.