2021 iPad 9 may be thinner, ‘geared toward students’

The rumor: Apple is planning an updated version of the cheapest iPad for release later this year, according to Mark Gurman (88.7% accurate, via Bloomberg).

  • The iPad 9 is said to be “a thinner version” of the current base iPad and will continue to be targeted to students
  • A release for the updated $329 iPad could happen “as early as the end of this year, about the same time as the new iPad mini”

Our take: Nothing too big in this part of Gurman’s massive iPad report, and honestly surprised that the only rumored upgraded here is a thinner tablet. Sounds like iPad 9 will be an ever-so-slightly better version of iPad 8.