Apple iPad Air 4, or whatever it will be called the next generation of Apple's ultralight tablet, could have an 11 "display, USB Type-C charging port and could be presented around March, according to the Chinese website. MyDrivers. It is not the first time that similar rumors have emerged, but one more confirmation never hurts. In the past, there was actually talk of a debut by the end of the year, but we know that delays in product launches are one of the many bad aspects of the coronavirus.
The Chinese newspaper goes on to say that the tablet will probably mount some variant of the Apple A14, the mobile SoC that should debut on this year's iPhones and that already so "smooth" really sparks – at least judging by the first benchmarks. A dedicated Magic Keyboard should also be released, of course, always with a trackpad – again, this is information that has already been heard in the past. The 11 "Liquid Retina display looks a lot like the one mounted on the iPad Pro; perhaps it is also time for the Air family to make a stylistic evolution and become more similar to top-of-the-range tablets? We hope so, but for now there are no certainties
For the moment the USB-C port has remained the preserve of only the iPad Pro – as well as of course the MacBooks. On less prestigious tablets, like iPhones, Apple has preferred to insist with its Lightning. A keyboard case with trackpad for iPad Air 3 exists, but it's made by Logitech: there is no official solution, like the one for the iPad Pro (which we reviewed a few months ago). If the timing is right, iPad Air 4 will be out more or less exactly two years after its predecessor.
Finally there is time to talk briefly about the next iPad Pro. The 5G model, the source says, could arrive in October along with the iPhone 12. It should be borne in mind that the presentation event of the new Melafonini is scheduled for September, while the iPad Pro announcement should take place in October; the actual availability will then be more or less the same, again due to the delays caused by the coronavirus.