If you are planning to buy a new iPad, you might want to wait a little longer. According to a report by 9to5Mac, Apple is preparing to launch new iPad, iPad mini, and iPad Air models in the coming months.
The report cites sources familiar with the matter, who claim that Apple is working on several new iPad models with different screen sizes and features. The report also suggests that Apple might launch a new Magic Keyboard accessory for the iPad, which would make it more like a laptop.
According to the report, Apple is developing two new iPad Pro models. These are likely to be the successors of the current 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, which were last updated in October 2022. The new iPad Pro models are expected to feature a similar design as the current ones but with improved performance and cameras.
The report also claims that Apple is working on a new iPad mini and iPad models. This would be the seventh generation of the iPad mini, which has not been updated since September 2021. While the upcoming iPad will be on its eleventh generation and will likely come with upgraded internals.
Additionally, the report says that Apple is developing a new iPad Air. This would be the sixth generation, which was last updated in September 2020. The new iPad Air is expected to have a similar design as the current one but with a faster processor and possibly a mini-LED display.
Finally, the report mentions that Apple is working on a new Magic Keyboard accessory for the iPad. This would be an updated version of the current Magic Keyboard, which was launched in 2022. Aside from a design that allows iPads to look more like laptops, it is said to have some minor changes in its functionality, but no major features.
The report does not specify when exactly Apple will launch these new iPad models and accessories, but it suggests that they could be announced in late 2023 or early 2024. Apple usually holds events in September and October to unveil its new products, so it is possible that we will see some of these new iPads soon. However, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said on X, formerly Twitter, that “new iPad models are unlikely before the year’s end”.
Until then, if you are looking for a new iPad, you might want to hold off on your purchase and wait for the latest models to arrive. Alternatively, you can also check out some of the best deals on existing iPads that are available right now.