Apple’s 7th-gen iPad said to retain Touch ID and audio jack

As per the recent development, the yet-to-be-launched seventh-generation iPad which is expected to come along with the updated iPad mini 5 will continue to use the same housing as the sixth-generation iPad, as per the report from Japanese site Mac Otakara.

Previous speculations stated that the device will feature a 10.2-inch display, however, the new report stated that it is hearing mixed rumours from suppliers. However, the iPad is expected to come equipped with Touch ID fingerprint sensor rather than Face ID and it will also have headphone jack as well. If the information floating around the Internet turns out to be true, the Cupertino giant will be introducing both the iPads somewhere around spring, right around March 25.

According to report, both new iPads will debut at the same time, but the site did not provide any prospective launch timelines beyond mentioning that suppliers are preparing for a launch.

On the other hand, Apple’s long-rumoured head-mounted AR device will be ready by the middle of next year. The mass production of AR headset could start as soon as the fourth quarter of 2019 and not beyond the second quarter of 2020. Furthermore, the company is planning to scrape a standalone device plan and expected to rely on the iPhone instead.