Apple may not upgrade the iPad mini, iPad Air and entry-level iPad at all this year
Apple may not release any new upgrades to the iPad mini, iPad Air and entry-level iPad at all this year, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman who suggests that if any upgrades are launched, they “won’t be anything more than a spec bump.”
2023 is expected to be a slow year for Apple’s range of existing products as the company puts all its efforts into its long-rumored AR/MR headset which may finally be announced in the spring after being in development for years, with Gurman reporting in his weekly Power On newsletter that he doesn’t “expect any major updates” to the iPad lineup at all this year.
According to Gurman, Apple’s next iPad Pro upgrade is expected to come in 2024, when the Cupertino company launch redesigned 11-inch and 13-inch models featuring OLED displays, a first for an iPad, meaning that there won’t be any new iPad Pro hardware in 2023 at all.
Apple last upgraded the entry-level iPad in late 2022, featuring a large 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, the Apple A14 Bionic chip, a new landscape camera, USB-C, support for the new Magic Keyboard Folio, and more in four colors.
The latest iPad mini, featuring a larger 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display, an all-screen design, A15 Bionic chip, Centre Stage, 5G, and more was announced in late 2021, with a minor upgrade to the iPad Air releasing in March 2022, featuring 5G support, a new front camera with Center Stage, the M1 chip, a USB-C port with up to 2x faster transfer speeds, and more.