While Apple is running late with disclosing the 10th generation iPad specs, the Japanese website MacOtakara just announced that ESR, a popular accessory manufacturer, recently added new cases for the 10th gen iPad to the Amazon Japan store.
If the new iPad cases are anything to go by, it seems like Apple has finally given the entry-level series the attention it’s been lacking.
Cases suggest a slightly larger display and more room for cameras, akin to the iPad Air design.
It also spells the end of the Home button, as many rumor mills have suggested. Instead, there’s a cutout for the Power button with Touch ID, with some room for a magnetic Apple Pencil charger on the side.
ESR states that new device cases are not compatible with previous versions of the iPad, cementing the claim that the latest generation will, in fact, differ from previous iterations in several crucial segments.
According to MacOtakara, Apple has decided to recycle the old iPad Air design and apply it to the next-gen of entry-level iPads.
The end result is likely going to be a larger version of the iPad mini, but certainly more modern-looking.