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Exclusive: New entry-level iPad to pack A14 chip, 5G, and USB-C connectivity

June 14, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Earlier this year, 9to5Mac exclusively reported that Apple was working on a new generation iPad Air to have the M1 chip and 5G support – and it turned out that the report was right. Now we’ve learned from our sources that the company has plans to update the entry-level iPad with the A14 Bionic chip, 5G, and for the first time, USB-C connectivity.

The entry-level iPad, which is currently sold with prices starting at $329, is the most affordable iPad available in the lineup. For this reason, Apple has chosen to keep this iPad with the exact same design as older iPad models, but this comes with downsides, such as having a Lightning port instead of the more modern USB-C.

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