It has been over a year since Apple announced new iPads. According to some insiders, the company might soon release a new baseline iPad, iPad mini, and an upgraded iPad Air with M2 chip this week. However, a few leakers claim otherwise, suggesting that the new iPads won’t be launching for a while.
According to a report by Supercharged, new iPads will be unveiled as soon as Tuesday, October 17. The report also highlights that these new iPads will look similar to their predecessors and will feature slightly upgraded hardware.
It is said that the new iPad Air will be based on the Apple Silicon M2 chip, while the iPad mini will make use of the A16 Bionic, the chip that powers the iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Plus. A report from 9to5Mac also claims that the new iPads will launch in October, possibly with a closed media briefing, followed by a press release.
New iPad Lineup Coming in 2023
However, Bloomberg suggests otherwise, indicating that the new iPad lineup will launch in 2023, but not in October. Apple has been known for announcing newer iPads a month after the iPhone event for a while.
Apple could launch updated the 10th Gen iPad alongside the iPhone 14 series in October 2022. Similarly, the new iPad Air with the M1 chip was announced in March 2022. The iPad mini with the A15 Bionic was introduced back in 2021 with a refreshed design.
Apple is also said to be working on a next-generation iPad Pro lineup, powered by the new M2 chip. These are expected to be the first pair of iPads from Apple to feature an OLED screen, offering higher contrast and more accurate colour reproduction when compared to the current mini-LED screens featured on the iPad Pro lineup.