The rumor: Apple may be planning to expand Titanium beyond the Apple Card and Watch in the future, according to DigiTimes (61% accurate).
- According to the new report, sources familiar with the matter say “Apple is also considering equipping iPads with titanium-based metal chassis, but the high costs for doing so may not be economical at the moment”
- In comparison to the aluminum chassis that iPads have been equipped with historically, titanium costs nearly twice as much per metric ton
- A recent rumor suggested iPhone models next year would also switch to a titanium chassis on Pro models
Our take: Considering how much larger iPad bodies are in comparison to the iPhone, I don’t anticipate this happening soon…at all. Down the line, though, titanium would be a really solid form factor upgrade for the iPad Pros. Plus, it would be a nice change fo pace from aluminum (which Apple generally reserves for their lower-end products).