Apple is planning to release its seventh generation iPad along with the updated iPad mini 5. But according to the Mac Otakara reports, the company does not plan to revamp the design for this new model will consist of the same enclosure and retains Touch ID and a headphone jack.

Previous reports suggested that the device will feature a 10.2-inch display rather than a 9.7-inch display. But Mac Otakara said that they have been receiving mixed rumors from different suppliers as one said the display is “10 inches” whereas the other supplier said the size has not changed. Earlier in February, an analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the low-end tablet would hit the market with a 10.2-inch screen.

It might be possible Apple wants to increase the size of iPad chassis, or compress the larger display into the 9.7-inch version’s enclosure, remains to be seen. Regardless of the size, the iPad will come with a touch ID fingerprint sensor instead of transitioning to Face ID like the iPad Pro models, and it also going to have a headphone jack.

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Apple is expected to release both updated seventh-generation iPad and a refreshed iPad mini anytime in spring, possibly on the event of 25th March. According to some other rumors, the event would be more about software rather than hardware. Updates and announcements will be made shortly after the event in the press release.

If we look at the previous version of the iPad, it features a 9.7-inch screen size, had Touch ID, cameras, an updated processor, and added support for the Apple Pencil. This model sells for $329 and it is expected that the new model will available at the same price. Don’t know how many of you are happy about the next generation iPad retaining the previous design but one thing is clear that it will come with a lot of improvements and enhanced features.