Apple is planning a fifth-gen update to the 2015-launched iPad mini, as well as a new-and-improved version of its cheaper, 10in iPad, according to Bloomberg (opens in new tab) sources.
The new iPad mini will allegedly be cheaper than its predecessor, which launched at £319.
According to ‘people familiar with the plans’, the iPad is expected to have a faster processor and Lightning port, and will introduce new iPad-specific features such as a new home screen as part of iOS 13.
As Apple's 2018 iPad and iPad mini event was in March, there's no reason to believe 2019's timeline will be any different - not least as the people have suggested a spring launch.
Details are scarce but supposedly they’ll feature an advanced Apple processor and upgraded Face ID sensor.
More interesting, however, is a function we could see on next year’s iPhones (and perhaps iPad Pro): a laser-powered, longer-ranging 3D rear camera, which would be able to capture your surroundings to create three-dimensional reconstructions of the real world, and be capable of applying augmented reality overlays providing information about what’s in frame.