Apple has a total of six iPad models in its current lineup ranging from the 7.9” iPad mini to the 12.9” iPad Pro but it seems Cupertino’s tablets are in for a big refresh in 2024 according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The latest report suggests Apple is trying to simplify the iPad brand by setting up a clearer divide between the Air and Pro models in terms of features.
Apple is expected to launch new 10.9-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Air models with the Apple M2 chipset sometime in March 2024. Cupertino is also expected to launch new iPad Pros in 11-inch and 13-inch sizes with updated designs, OLED ProMotion displays, Apple’s M3 chip, and new optional Magic Keyboard accessory.
While increasing the number of available iPads, Apple would clearly distinguish between the Air and Pro iPads regarding their performance capabilities. The baseline iPad 2022 is expected to be updated at a “much later” point which will phase out the iPad (2021) and its dated design. The iPad mini (2021) is also in line for a refresh but we don’t get a specific timeframe.