If you’re hoping Apple is going to announce new iPads sometime soon, you might want to reset those expectations. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, “new iPad models are unlikely before the year’s end,” he said in a tweet on Tuesday.
We weren’t expecting to see them at Tuesday’s Wonderlust event; rumors have pointed to that show being about new iPhones, Apple Watches, and possibly AirPods. However, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said last week on the MacRumors show that “I do think we might get an iPad refresh in October” and that a spec-bumped iPad Air is “coming soonish.” (The iPad Air was last refreshed in early 2022.) Gurman also noted that the “major” new iPad Pros, which he has said will have M3 chips and OLED screens, will be released next year. (The iPad Pro was last refreshed in October 2022.)
Apple didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment.
Last week, Kuo reported that Apple’s M3-equipped MacBook lineup wouldn’t arrive this year, either. Given that — and I’m purely speculating here — I wonder if Apple will launch its new iPads and new Macs in one fell swoop at an event in early 2024.