Apple’s 9th gen entry-level iPad comes with a thinner and lighter chassis. According to a Chinese supplier, the next iPad (9th Generation) is likely to be based on the iPad Air (3rd Generation).
9th gen entry-level iPad
The display size will remain the same as the Apple iPad (8th Generation) at 10.2 inches, but the thickness will be much thinner at 6.3mm and the weight will be reduced to 460g.
Sources say it will continue to use Touch ID, Lightning ports, Full-Lamination Displays, Anti-reflective Coating, P3 Displays, True Tone Displays, etc.
iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation) and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation) have the same display size and housing, but the performance of A-Chip may be significantly improved.