December 1, 2023

Lately, Apple has been releasing new iPhones and Apple Watches in September, adopted by new iPads and Macs in October. Whereas we did get new M3-based Macs this fall, we reportedly gained’t see new iPads till subsequent yr.

In line with Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the corporate is planning to refresh its whole iPad lineup subsequent yr, beginning with two new iPad Air fashions within the first quarter of 2024. The analyst expects to see a model new 12.9-inch mannequin (the identical measurement as the most important iPad Professional) along with the ten.9-inch mannequin.

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As the present iPad Air is powered by Apple’s M1 chip, the brand new fashions will probably include final yr’s M2 chip. The subsequent 11-inch and 12.9-inch Pad Execs, nevertheless, are anticipated to ship with Apple’s model new M3 chip that simply made its debut within the refreshed 24-inch iMac and base 14-inch MacBook Professional.

Kuo reviews these new iPad Execs would be the first fashions to come back with OLED shows, delivering extra vibrant colours and energy effectivity enhancements in comparison with the present mini-LED shows. The analyst expects a late Q1 2024-Q2 launch window for these new iPad Execs, in addition to a doable value bump as a result of new OLED shows plus the addition of the 12.9-inch iPad Air to the lineup.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman additionally beforehand reported that the following iPad Execs will ship with OLED shows, however added that Apple can also be engaged on a brand new model of its Magic Keyboard with a bigger trackpad. Apple’s MacBook household can also be anticipated to transition to OLED shows sooner or later, however based on Gurman, that gained’t occur till 2025 on the earliest.

As for entry-level iPads, Kuo’s report mentions {that a} new iPad Mini and an Eleventh-generation iPad will likely be launched within the second half of 2024, although there are not any particulars about their {hardware}. The tenth gen iPad was the primary mannequin to come back with a digital camera situated alongside the panorama edge, and that is one thing Apple ought to actually convey to the remainder of the iPad lineup for consistency.