OLED iPad Pro and iPad Air Launch Expected in May 2024

The last time we heard about new iPad models was back in January. To recall a few things, the leaks and rumors stated that we could see a launch of a new iPad model in April. In particular, it was the iPad Pro.

An OLED display was the highlight of the specifications of this model. According to some new information, it seems like the launch is just around the corner.

Apple Could Launch New iPads in the Second Week of May

In Bloomberg’s latest Power On newsletter, Mark Gurman mentioned hearing about Apple preparing to launch new iPad models in the second week of May 2024. These models include the iPad Pro that we talked about earlier. We can also expect to see an iPad Air.

The iPad Air is said to come with a large 12.9-inch screen, while the iPad Pro will likely come in two versions. One will feature the standard 12.9 or 13-inch display, while the other will have a new 11-inch one. Apart from that, Apple could also launch new iPad accessories, including the Magic Keyboard and the Apple Pencil.

About the new iPads

With this launch, Apple is expected to bring many hardware changes to its iPad lineup. For starters, it is finally moving to OLED panels for the screen, at least for the Pro models. The design could also see some improvements. For instance, the front camera is reportedly shifting to the landscape edge. Other things known about the iPad Pros are the processor and the prices.

Both the new iPad Pros will sport the all-new M3 chip by Apple, which is based on TSMC’s 3nm process node. The M3 chip is the first in the world to be based on 3nm fabrication. As for the iPad Air, it is unclear whether it will also feature the M3 chip or the older M2 chip. This is because both would be an upgrade to the current model that comes with the M1 chip.

As for the price, Mark Gurman states with great certainty that both iPad Pro models will see a price bump. The smaller 11-inch models will start at $799, and the 12.9-inch one will begin at $1099. The 12.9-inch iPad Air will be cheaper, although the pricing is unclear.

Regarding accessories, some new features will be added to the Apple Pencil and the Magic Keyboard. These will aim to provide an even better experience while handling productive tasks.

Mark also mentions that the base iPad and the iPad Mini will see only incremental upgrades. We can expect Apple to release both of these later this year.

Zaid is a tech writer at DealNTech, passionate about exploring and researching new gadgets and helping readers easily understand their features. He specializes in testing PC issues and staying up-to-date on the latest PC news. Email: [email protected].

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