There may be no new iPad releases in the next 9-12 months, says Kuo
Respected TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said there may be no new iPad releases in the next 9-12 months, suggesting that the next new iPad could be a refreshed iPad mini, which isn’t expected to arrive until the first quarter of 2024.
In a series of posts to Twitter on Monday, Kuo says he is “taking a cautious approach to iPad shipments for 2023,” predicting a year-over-year decline of 10-15%, reporting that iPad shipments are likely to increase in 2024 thanks to an all-new foldable iPad which will boast a carbon fiber kickstand, making the release of Apple’s first foldable display.
According to Kuo, Apple will likely begin mass shipments of its next new iPad — the upgraded iPad mini — towards the end of 2023 or in the first half of 2024, meaning the new device will either be announced towards the end of the year or early next year.
Anjie Technology will be the new beneficiary of the all-new design foldable iPad. There may be no new iPad releases in the next 9-12 months as the iPad mini refresh is more likely to begin mass production in 1Q24.
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) January 30, 2023
It is understood that the rumored new iPad mini will offer minor improvements over the current-generation, likely featuring an improved processor and improved display technology.