Apple preps 11-inch iPad Air, 23-inch iMac for 2020


The new iPad Air adds support for Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard.
The 2020 iPad Air could sport a larger display than this 2019 model.
Photo: Apple

Apple is going to increase the sizes of the displays in the 2020 iPad Air and an iMac model also coming later this year, according to an unconfirmed report coming out of Asia.

But neither of these will be MiniLED screens, as Apple will reportedly not have any computer using this type of display until 2021.

2020 iPad Air coming with a screen that’s ‘almost 11 inches’

Early iPad Air versions had 9.7-inch screens, but last year the tablet jumped up to a 10.2-inch display. And Apple will continue that trend, with the 2020 iPad Air moving up to a screen that’s “almost 11 inches,” according to China Times.

The Asia-based site doesn’t reveal how Apple will accomplish this, but the current model includes relatively large bezels. These could potentially shrink, making more room for display without increasing the size of the tablet. This would theoretically give the 2020 iPad Air the same slim bezels as the iPad Pro line.

The mid-range tablet will supposedly go into production in the July-to-September quarter of 2020.

This isn’t the same upcoming iPad Air that appeared in a recent rumor. That one will allegedly have a MiniLED screen, but China Times reports that will have to wait until next year at the earliest.

And a 23-inch iMac too

Later in 2020, Apple will release a 23-inch iMac, according to China Times. This will start production near the end of the third quarter or the fourth quarter. It’s not clear if this will be the current 21.5-inch iMac redesigned with smaller bezels to make room for more display.

Whether Apple intends to change the screen size of the current 27-inch iMac is unknown.

Pricing for the 2020 iMac and iPad Air wasn’t revealed by this source.


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