It has been a full year since Apple last released an iPad, and rumours of the company preparing to launch a new one have been circulating since June. Now, despite earlier rumors from analysts like Ming-Chi Kuo stating that Apple would not launch any new iPad models in 2023, a recent report from 9to5Mac suggests that Apple might launch the new iPad mini 7 in late 2023 or early 2024. We’re still waiting on a more accurate assumption.
According to the report, the iPad Mini 6, launched in September 2021 featuring the A15 Bionic chip, has been due for a refresh for some time. Although the exact details about the iPad are still unclear, rumours suggest that it will retain the same beloved design as the Mini 6 and upgrade the internals for better performance. Furthermore, the company is also working on a new 11th-generation base iPad, which would receive specification upgrades while retaining design similarities with the iPad Air.
Two new iPad Air models
Perhaps the most exciting rumour of them all is that Apple is supposedly experimenting with two new versions of the iPad Air, codenamed J507 and J537. Both of these models, successors to the iPad Air 5, will feature a new chip but will differ in size and other specifications, similar to the iPad Pro.
Finally, when talking about the iPad Pros, they will also get a specification upgrade featuring the new M3 chips and will come in the familiar 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes.
New Magic Keyboard
According to another report from Bloomberg, Apple is looking to improve the Magic Keyboard experience by changing its construction from plastic to aluminium, thus enhancing the in-hand feel of using the keyboard accessory. Moreover, the trackpad is also getting a significant upgrade, as it will not only incorporate a larger size but also include a new accelerometer sensor for a better experience.