Apple isn’t planning to launch new iPads until around next March, according to Gurman
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has reaffirmed his previous claims that a new iPad launch isn’t planned anytime soon, claiming on Sunday in his weekly Power On newsletter that Apple isn’t planning to launch new iPads until around next March, according to a source.
This time last week, multiple sources claimed that Apple was readying three new iPads that would be announced on Tuesday. However, the rumors turned out to be false, and instead, Apple launched a new, more affordable Apple Pencil which will be available to order from November.
Speaking in his newsletter on Sunday, Gurman says “Apple isn’t planning to launch new iPads until around next March,” previously saying a new entry-level iPad, iPad Air and iPad mini are all in development with faster chips, but the new devices shouldn’t be expected imminently
When the new models eventually launch, Apple will upgrade the iPad Air for the first time in close to three years, with the device likely to switch from the M1 chip to the newer M2 processor found in the MacBook Air.
As for the iPad mini and regular iPad, Apple is expected to upgrade these devices with new A-series chips, with all three models likely to retain their existing design and general capabilities.